Looking after the family cars
Oct18

Looking after the family cars

Our family has two oldish cars, which we rely on pretty heavily. My husband’s car is a six year old VW Touran, which is our car for holidays, luggage and long journeys. It is very comfortable for passengers, but I’m not so keen on driving it. To look at it, my 10 year old Mini couldn’t really be classed as a ‘family car’ because you can’t fit a whole family in, let alone a family with luggage! But,...

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The new school – first parents’ evening
Oct17

The new school – first parents’ evening

My daughter has been in Year 7 at a girls’ grammar school for half a term now. She has settled in incredibly well and has made a lovely group of friends. She couldn’t be happier – and I couldn’t be happier for her. It is worked out for her exactly as I hoped it would. But she’s always had a small niggle in the back of her mind that she might not be ‘clever enough’. This is entirely based on...

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October half-term – not going on holiday
Oct16

October half-term – not going on holiday

I don’t mind admitting that we gave our eldest financial incentives (or bribes if you prefer) to do well in his GCSEs. The incentives were attainable, but they did require some hard work to get them. In addition to the financial incentives we also offered a massive carrot in the form of choosing a holiday for October half-term for the very highest grades. Again, they were attainable, but we all knew he had to work very hard to...

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Silent Sunday 15.10.17
Oct15

Silent Sunday 15.10.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 41
Oct14

Project 365 2017 Week 41

It’s been another busy week of work, although I did take a rare day off. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 261 – Sunday 8th October – over the weekend we’ve been for an early evening walk every day. I caught this rainbow over the railway crossing, even though it wasn’t actually raining. Day 262 – Monday 9th October – I’m very pleased that a new client has come back to me with...

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