Hotel
Apr30

Hotel

Our family likes nothing more than a nice stay in a hotel. Even a necessary Travelodge on the way to Disneyland a few years back made my kids almost as happy as Disneyland itself. I’m not sure what it is about hotels – the beds aren’t as comfortable as at home, there isn’t as much space as at home and they’re usually too hot and too noisy. And I for one tend to wake up even earlier than I do at home...

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The park loses its shine
Apr29

The park loses its shine

Like most families, we’ve always loved the park. In our 20s, we lived a short walk from the main park in town. We used to walk round it every day even before we had children. When the boys came along, we liked nothing better than spending time with them there. When we moved away from town, the park was still only a short drive away and we would while away many a happy hour there. We could spend four hours there without batting...

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Football flying squad
Apr28

Football flying squad

Regular readers will know that our family are big supporters of grass-roots football – with my son playing for an under 10s team and my husband the hard-working manager and coach. In fact, my family are pretty much big supporters of ALL football. I hate to use the phrase ‘for a girl’, but if I did I would say that my daughter has a remarkable football knowledge for a girl. In fact for any 8 year old. She remembers...

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Silent Sunday 27.4.14
Apr27

Silent Sunday 27.4.14

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Project 365: Week 17
Apr26

Project 365: Week 17

This was the week when my world essentially shrank down to a computer on the dining room table and staring out at the weeds in my garden. I faced up to the reality of my first week proper as a ‘freelancer’ aka a person without a proper job desperately trying to work out how to earn money (whilst also doing housework). Day 110 – Sunday 20th April aka Easter Day – we had a lovely day at my mum’s with my...

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