A good day for sport
May25

A good day for sport

I seem to write a lot about sporting triumphs at the moment and I make no apology for that. This blog is about our family life and for our family sporting triumphs are important. Some families are all about travel and holidays, others are all about food. We’re all about sport. The day my son’s football team got promoted was a very good day for sport. Because that wasn’t all that happened that day. My son’s...

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The school residentials and the empty house
May24

The school residentials and the empty house

At 6.45am on Monday, I dropped my son off at school for a residential. At 7.45am on Monday, I dropped my daughter off at school for a residential. And now I have a really quiet and empty house. How did that happen? How did they end up going away the same week? I must admit I wasn’t looking forward to it. Having one child away can sometimes be quite nice, but TWO?! And apart from feeling a bit sad and lonely without them, I...

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Two years of Parkrun
May23

Two years of Parkrun

On 23rd May 2015, my daughter and I ran our very first Parkrun. It was something we’d talked about doing for a while, but we only took the plunge when my daughter’s best friend and her family started running. We ran that first Parkrun together in 38:12. We had no real plans. I didn’t know I would start to run on my own, I didn’t know we would run every week, we were just giving it a try. Before I knew it, my...

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The GCSEs have started!
May22

The GCSEs have started!

Well, the GCSEs have been underway for a few days and I’m pleased to say things are going pretty well. My son is in a routine and everything seems pretty calm and stress-free. Just as it should be. Just as I’d hoped it would be. My son doesn’t have study leave just yet, which seems strange to me, but apparently it’s the norm at comprehensives these days. It means kids are definitely revising, rather than...

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Silent Sunday 21.5.17
May21

Silent Sunday 21.5.17

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