The Bronze Jazz exam
Oct26

The Bronze Jazz exam

As well as her three ballet classes a week, my daughter does another class at the same school. We call it ‘tap’, but really it’s tap and something else – modern or jazz. I’ve never really been sure whether it’s modern or jazz or if they’re the same thing and, if not, what the difference is. She’s done less exams with this class. She did her Grade 1 tap three years ago and her Grade 2...

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Teaching young people about credit and debt
Oct25

Teaching young people about credit and debt

It’s hard to believe, but in less than two years my biggest boy could be at university. As one of the youngest in his school year, it feels like that will be a bit soon. Will he be ready for independence and everything that comes with it? One of the biggest worries for young people these days is how they manage money. It’s very easy for them to run up debts, either through the sheer cost of university or through their own...

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Stroud half marathon – smashed it!
Oct24

Stroud half marathon – smashed it!

I didn’t have any real aim for the Stroud half marathon. I wasn’t out to get a PB, or even a particularly quick time. It was a new route for me and I was coming back from injury. I would be happy to get under two hours. I don’t know Stroud very well, but I do know that it’s hilly. Opinions on how hilly the half marathon actually is seemed to vary. Were people saying it ‘wasn’t hilly’ just so...

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Stroud half marathon – a wobble
Oct23

Stroud half marathon – a wobble

As we were both feeling strong in the run-up to the Cheltenham half marathon, my husband and I agreed we would sign up for Stroud three weeks later if we stayed injury-free. To be honest, I had no idea or not if I was injury-free when I signed up for it the day after Cheltenham. Everything hurt and I could barely move. Unfortunately, my husband realised he couldn’t go after all as he had tickets for a football match. So it was...

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Silent Sunday 21.10.17
Oct22

Silent Sunday 21.10.17

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