Holiday with our teenager
Aug31

Holiday with our teenager

We have two teenage boys. While one of them displays some definite teenage behaviour – he’s stubborn, he goes to bed to late and he is addicted to his phone – it is the other who is the ‘true’ teenager. At 16, he can at times behave like a mature and responsible young adult. He is a pleasure to spend time with on his own. But bring his brother and sister into the equation and he is a typical teenager. He...

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Padstow: A home from home
Aug29

Padstow: A home from home

Some people might think we’re weird to go on holiday to the same place every year. To be honest, our own eldest child thinks we are. But going to Padstow is just what we do. And four out of five of us love it. Padstow is our home from home. And what’s not to love about that? Just as many people go to the same park every week or every month, we go to the same town for our holiday. And it genuinely never gets boring. Because...

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My not-so-new house – the endless project
Aug28

My not-so-new house – the endless project

We’ve now been in our house over three and a half years. Is it finished? Is it beautiful? No and not everywhere. The kitchen is beautiful, the main bathroom is beautiful, the downstairs toilet is beautiful, but some parts of it are still not great. We decorated the kids’ rooms before we’d even moved in (and we decorated our younger son’s room again last year), whereas our own bedroom was just literally...

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Silent Sunday 27.8.17
Aug27

Silent Sunday 27.8.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 34
Aug26

Project 365 2017 Week 34

It’s been a pretty good week, made all the better by my son’s GCSE results. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 232 – Sunday 20th August – my daughter finally got her wish to go to Swindon Oasis swimming pool. The guinea pigs enjoyed the grass. Day 233 – Monday 21st August – we met up with my daughter’s best friend from panto at Croome in Worcestershire. Can you believe it’s...

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