The new school – juggling
Sep25

The new school – juggling

Having three kids at three different schools was hard. My life was a constant juggling act. It was a jigsaw puzzle I could never entirely fit together. So I was VERY pleased to only have two schools to deal with this year – particularly as it meant I had three kids at grammar school. Two schools would be much easier to deal with than three, right? So far, it isn’t. Because I’m dealing with a school which is further...

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Silent Sunday 24.9.17
Sep24

Silent Sunday 24.9.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 38
Sep23

Project 365 2017 Week 38

It’s been a busy week of work and I turned another year older. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 260 – Sunday 17th September – here we go again! My daughter auditioned for panto. It was a lot busier than we expected and I was a little bit nervous, but she’s in! Then my first job was to measure her. I hope I got it right. Day 261 – Monday 18th September – today felt like the longest day...

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Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Sep22

Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith doesn’t publish a new book very often. A literary author, she published her first novel, White Teeth, at the age of 25. White Teeth was the first really big, thick book I’d read. At that time, I was reading 200 page chick-lit books. White Teeth was something entirely different. And a whole lot better. I loved it so much I can still remember lines from it to this day. I realise I’ve read all but one of...

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Preparing for first pointe shoes
Sep21

Preparing for first pointe shoes

At the start of this year, my daughter started simultaneously working on both her Grade 4 and Grade 5 in ballet. Her Grade 5 class included girls ranging in age from two school years above her right up to a girl who could drive! Every week the Grade 5 (or Intermediate Foundation) class had an extra lesson preparing for pointe work, working on strengthening exercises. And in the spring, most of the older girls got their pointe shoes....

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