Parkrun triumphs 2017
Jan18

Parkrun triumphs 2017

It’s been another good few months of Parkrun, not just for me, but for my entire family… On 6th May, my younger son recorded his fourth consecutive PB. He crossed the line in 23:52, his first sub-24 finish, 132nd out of 512 runners, the 116th male and 5th in his age category. He also beat his big brother’s PB by 25 seconds. On 20th May, my younger son got his fifth PB in six weeks. He finished in a very respectable...

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Photo on wood from Hello Canvas
Jan17

Photo on wood from Hello Canvas

Converting favourite photos to canvas has been a big thing for a few years now, but did you know you can also get stunning photos on wood too? Hello Canvas, the largest website in the UK for canvas prints, produces beautiful photos on wood, as well as photos on metal. I was very pleased when they asked if I would like to try one of their photos on wood. First, I had to decide which photo to use, which is easier said than done when...

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Starting to shine again
Jan16

Starting to shine again

My younger son is a highly intelligent boy. He goes to a very selective grammar school, full of highly intelligent boys and girls. Yet, for the first 18 months there, he continued to shine. Even in that environment full of very clever kids, he still stood out. But somewhere around the middle of Year 8, he started to slack a bit. He wasn’t doing as much homework. And the homework he did do, he tended to do late on a Sunday night....

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My daughter, panto and looking to the future
Jan15

My daughter, panto and looking to the future

The end of panto hits my daughter hard. Living in a panto bubble for seven or eight weeks is everything to her and she doesn’t want to go back to her boring life the way it was. Every time it comes to an end, it makes her think about her life and where she is going with it. Which is a pretty big thing for a girl of her age. At the end of the first year, we looked into her doing some sort of drama. We considered both Stagecoach...

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Silent Sunday 14.1.18
Jan14

Silent Sunday 14.1.18

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