A perfect present
Jul31

A perfect present

I take birthdays in our house quite seriously. I get a lot of pleasure out of buying the right presents and designing personal cards on Funky Pigeon. There are always banners and balloons – and regular readers will know about our Pumba tradition. Back when I was about 22, my husband put my birthday cards in Pumba’s mouth and he has come out for every single birthday since. But when it comes to other celebrations, like...

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Silent Sunday 30.7.17
Jul30

Silent Sunday 30.7.17

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Project 365 2017 Weeks 29 & 30
Jul29

Project 365 2017 Weeks 29 & 30

It’s been a busy couple of weeks – my daughter’s last week at primary school, the start of the school holidays and an awful lot of packing and unpacking. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 197 – Sunday 16th July – my family returned from their camping trip. I’d really missed them. The house feels too big and quiet without them. I’d done a lot of cleaning and tidying while they...

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What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
Jul28

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan

I read a fair few book reviews online. Sometimes I think ‘I must remember that book’ and sometimes I do remember. And sometimes I forget almost instantly. When I read a review of What She Knew, I did something I’d never done before. I went straight onto Amazon and bought it while it was fresh in my mind. I actually don’t buy many books on Amazon, I get the majority from bookshops or I borrow them from friends....

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How to organise a Year 6 leavers’ event
Jul27

How to organise a Year 6 leavers’ event

Leaving primary school is a big rite of passage. Most schools will go to a lot of effort to mark this for the kids – with a school residential, a party, a leavers’ play and a leavers’ assembly, for example. But many parents and families want to mark it in their own way and organise their own Year 6 leavers’ event. If done well, these can be really memorable and special, but they need a bit of work. Here’s...

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