The new school: The rugby team
Nov16

The new school: The rugby team

Team sport can be tough if you’re not one of the good ones. The chosen few. The A team. That’s the way it has always been for my eldest. He used to try, he really did, but he was never quite good enough for the coaches, the teachers, the other kids. He played for a rugby club for about five years, but spent nearly all of his time freezing to death as a sub. That’s really not a lot of fun and definitely not good for...

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Giveaway: Pokemon bedding from Character World
Nov15

Giveaway: Pokemon bedding from Character World

When it comes to Christmas (and birthdays), I’m a big fan of buying presents that people actually need, rather than attractive looking ‘gifts’, which you realise a few days, weeks or months later are essentially overpriced crap. And if the present that a person needs is something which is also attractive, that’s even better. Regular readers will know that my younger son is a big fan of Pokemon. Pokemon...

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Giving up street dance
Nov14

Giving up street dance

Street dance was my daughter’s very first style of dance. She went to her first street dance class the day she started school. And she never looked back. It was at her street dance class that she got her love of dance. And it was at her street dance class that she first shone as a dancer. Right from the word go, she stood out as being someone quite special. She kept up her street dance when she started ballet 18 months later,...

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The new school: Catty behaviour
Nov13

The new school: Catty behaviour

Everybody says it. Girls are catty. Girls are nasty. But I’d never seen it myself. I know some girls struggle with other girls being nasty from as young as 6 or 7, but my daughter has never experienced it. I like to think it’s because she’s so nice, but I know the reality is that she’s just lucky. She’s never been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Never had that face that someone has taken a dislike...

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Silent Sunday 12.11.27
Nov12

Silent Sunday 12.11.27

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