Project 365 2017 Week 21
May27

Project 365 2017 Week 21

It’s been a very strange week with both of the younger kids away on school residentials. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 141 – Sunday 21st May – with both of the younger kids going away on school residentials, we had packing to finish. My son is off to Germany and my daughter to west Wales. Day 142 – Monday 22nd May – at 6.45am I waved my son off and at 7.45am I waved my daughter off (well I...

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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
May26

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

I bought The Couple Next Door with precisely no thought whatsoever. I’d never heard of it before, but it sounded like my sort of book and the cover proclaimed it was a ‘Sunday Times bestseller’. Having just read one thriller that I loved – Lying in Wait – I was ready to read another. And I wasn’t disappointed. Anne and Marco leave their six month old baby daughter at home while they go next door for...

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A good day for sport
May25

A good day for sport

I seem to write a lot about sporting triumphs at the moment and I make no apology for that. This blog is about our family life and for our family sporting triumphs are important. Some families are all about travel and holidays, others are all about food. We’re all about sport. The day my son’s football team got promoted was a very good day for sport. Because that wasn’t all that happened that day. My son’s...

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The school residentials and the empty house
May24

The school residentials and the empty house

At 6.45am on Monday, I dropped my son off at school for a residential. At 7.45am on Monday, I dropped my daughter off at school for a residential. And now I have a really quiet and empty house. How did that happen? How did they end up going away the same week? I must admit I wasn’t looking forward to it. Having one child away can sometimes be quite nice, but TWO?! And apart from feeling a bit sad and lonely without them, I...

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Two years of Parkrun
May23

Two years of Parkrun

On 23rd May 2015, my daughter and I ran our very first Parkrun. It was something we’d talked about doing for a while, but we only took the plunge when my daughter’s best friend and her family started running. We ran that first Parkrun together in 38:12. We had no real plans. I didn’t know I would start to run on my own, I didn’t know we would run every week, we were just giving it a try. Before I knew it, my...

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