Project 365 2018 Week 13
Mar31

Project 365 2018 Week 13

Week 13 of 2018 – a quarter of the way through the year and the bathroom is finally finished! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 84 – Sunday 25th March – after last week’s cancellation due to snow, we were able to have my daughter’s birthday party. We took 13 kids to a swimming pool 40 miles away, then had them back to our house for lunch – and they were no trouble at all! The weather...

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School attendance – a new perspective
Mar29

School attendance – a new perspective

I’ve always been a big believer in school attendance. I don’t believe in kids staying off school for colds or coughs. At primary school, when kids got 100% attendance certificates, my kids were often among them, and I always felt very proud of them. But recently I’ve had a bit of a change of heart. Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to trust my kids. I know they like school, so if they say they’re...

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Working at home and the art of keeping warm
Mar27

Working at home and the art of keeping warm

I have worked at home on my own for four years now (I know – where did that time go?) and for the entire time I have struggled with keeping warm. I am cold for eight or nine months of the year. You may be surprised at just how cold a house can be in May or September. I wear a long sleeved T-shirt under a short sleeved one and try to keep it tucked in (I hate that cold bit of back!). I’ve tried wearing two hoodies or one...

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The stressful weekend
Mar26

The stressful weekend

Every few months, we have a stressful weekend. Our weekends are always busy, with football on a Sunday, football or rugby on a Saturday, plus the kids going various places and bits of housework and shopping to do, not to mention my husband working as usual. But every now and then we get a much busier weekend. Ironically of course, these weekends are supposed to be fun. They’re things that we want to do and will enjoy doing, but...

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Silent Sunday 25.3.18
Mar25

Silent Sunday 25.3.18

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