Silent Sunday 24.12.17
Dec24

Silent Sunday 24.12.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 51
Dec23

Project 365 2017 Week 51

Christmas has definitely landed at our house, although I’ve still been working. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 351 – Sunday 17th December – my eldest went on the train to Liverpool with my dad to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It’s my dad’s absolute favourite TV programme and the trip was our birthday present to him. My husband drove them home. We put our tree up yesterday. My...

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The best birthday present
Dec21

The best birthday present

I’ve written many times about how difficult it is to buy presents for the males in my family. But if there’s one person that’s even harder to buy for than my teenage boys, it’s my dad. My dad is in his 70s and comfortably off. If he wants or needs anything, he buys it. He doesn’t have any hobbies which lend themselves to presents (actually, I lie – he does Parkrun now and that’s helped us buy...

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Why do I care if other people spoil their children?
Dec19

Why do I care if other people spoil their children?

The other day I had a nasty comment on my old Christmas Eve boxes post (the comment has been deleted and the commenter has been blocked because it was pure nastiness and not constructive). I get very few nasty comments on my blog, but they always upset me. But a small part of this one got me thinking. She asked why I care what other people do with their children? Well that’s a big question. I would be lying if I said I...

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Bronze Jazz – Distinction!
Dec18

Bronze Jazz – Distinction!

It’s been a couple of months since my daughter did her Bronze Jazz exam and we’ve been patiently waiting for the results. To be honest, we’d almost forgotten about it because our lives have moved into panto mode and everything else gets put on hold or forgotten for the best part of two months. I was pretty sure my daughter would get distinction in her exam. She really is a beautiful dancer. She has it all –...

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