Project 365 2017 Weeks 32 and 33
Aug19

Project 365 2017 Weeks 32 and 33

It’s been a fortnight of two halves for us. The first week I was very busy with work and the second week we were relaxing on holiday in Padstow. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 218 – Sunday 6th August – it’s so nice to have the kids home from Scout camp, even with all the washing! I went for my first eight mile run this year, in preparation for the Cheltenham half marathon in eight weeks time....

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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Aug18

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

I like to read autobiographies from time-to-time. I usually read two or three a year, about celebrities that I’m interested in. To me, The Glass Castle is a very different type of autobiography, because I have no idea who Jeannette Walls is (she’s actually a former US gossip columnist). But hers is probably the most interesting autobiography I’ve ever read. Because it reads like the very best fiction. Jeannette...

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Good with little children
Aug16

Good with little children

For my daughter, there were many highlights of Year 6 – from the school residential to the leavers’ play right through to receiving a trophy at the leavers’ assembly. But one of the biggest highlights had to be being a prefect and spending time with the very smallest children in school. It turns out my daughter is very good with little children. Every prefect had responsibility for a class to help them line up...

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Surviving Scout camp
Aug14

Surviving Scout camp

Scout camps (and school residentials) can be tough for fussy eaters. The food is good – filling and well-balanced, with plenty of protein, carbs and fruit and veg to keep kids full of energy for the activities they’re doing. It might be stew, sausage and mash, stir fry or spaghetti bolognese. But that can be a minefield for fussy eaters. I’ll always remember my eldest’s first Cub camp when he was 9. He was away...

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Silent Sunday 13.8.17
Aug13

Silent Sunday 13.8.17

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