A question of pocket money
May31

A question of pocket money

Every now and then I read about people wondering when they should start giving their tweens pocket money. And in my opinion, if you’re asking when to give TWEENS pocket money, you’re already way too late. All of my kids had pocket money from the age of 4 – £2 a week. As a result, they are all very good with money. It is their money and they can choose to save it or they can choose to spend it. They know that if they...

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Parkrun: It’s not just Mummy who can get lots of PBs
May30

Parkrun: It’s not just Mummy who can get lots of PBs

Of all my kids, it is my younger son who has been most inconsistent with Parkrun. He plays rugby on Saturdays throughout the winter, which means he can’t do Parkrun. And on the days when he doesn’t play, he is often nursing an injury and trying to save himself for football the next day. Even when he has run, he’s tended to take it at a leisurely pace. He hasn’t pushed himself hard or tried to get a PB,...

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Silent Sunday 28.5.17
May28

Silent Sunday 28.5.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 21
May27

Project 365 2017 Week 21

It’s been a very strange week with both of the younger kids away on school residentials. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 141 – Sunday 21st May – with both of the younger kids going away on school residentials, we had packing to finish. My son is off to Germany and my daughter to west Wales. Day 142 – Monday 22nd May – at 6.45am I waved my son off and at 7.45am I waved my daughter off (well I...

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
May26

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

I bought The Couple Next Door with precisely no thought whatsoever. I’d never heard of it before, but it sounded like my sort of book and the cover proclaimed it was a ‘Sunday Times bestseller’. Having just read one thriller that I loved – Lying in Wait – I was ready to read another. And I wasn’t disappointed. Anne and Marco leave their six month old baby daughter at home while they go next door for...

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