Return from the French exchange
May26

Return from the French exchange

My son’s bus arrived back at school just before midnight, a week after he’d set off for his French exchange. I hadn’t been worried for him, but I’d spent a lot of time wondering what he was doing. I know he’s very resilient, but I really wanted him to have a good time. And he did! I imagined he’d be tired, with it being nearly midnight and his body an hour ahead, but he was full of tales and...

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First Parkrun
May25

First Parkrun

We used to see them running when my daughter went swimming. It looked good fun – serious runners and fun runners, adults and kids, all running together on a Saturday morning. ‘We’ll do that when you finish swimming lessons,’ I told my daughter. She finished swimming lessons a year ago. We never did it. She started running with me on a Sunday morning. She did pretty well, but then she hurt her ankle. Then she...

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Silent Sunday 24.5.15
May24

Silent Sunday 24.5.15

 

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Project 365 2015 Week 21
May23

Project 365 2015 Week 21

Another busy week of work means my photos are suffering, but I can’t moan! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 137 – Sunday 17th May – we headed to Bristol for a few hours to wander around. I loved this rather incongruous street art. Day 138 – Monday 18th May – my work continues to go well. Today I did work for four different clients before lunch. That has to be a record. I also reverted to...

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Things I wonder (the French exchange)
May22

Things I wonder (the French exchange)

My son is away on a French exchange and I can’t stop wondering. About him. About if he’s OK. About France and if it’s changed since I was on the French exchange nearly 30 years ago. In my day, there were no mobile phones and no social media. There was an agreement that you would call your family twice on the French family’s phone and, in return, the French kid would phone his/ her family on your home phone....

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