The secondary transfer juggernaut
Oct21

The secondary transfer juggernaut

It is only a few weeks since the new batch of eager (and not so eager) year 7s, my own son included, started at secondary school. Do the schools breathe a sigh of relief and forget all about admissions for a few months? No, they don’t! Because the secondary transfer juggernaut keeps on rolling all year round. For those of you not familiar with the secondary transfer process, it goes something like this: September/ October...

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Happy birthday, 12 year old boy!
Oct20

Happy birthday, 12 year old boy!

Happy birthday to my lovely son. You’re another year older and the teenage years are growing ever closer. You were born exactly four weeks after my 30th birthday, so the normal state of affairs is now resumed – our ages look similar again. We were 10 and 40, 11 and 41, now we’re 12 and 42. It’s been quite a year for you, with some big changes. I’ve seen a more vulnerable side to you at times, but...

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Old El Paso Stand ‘n’ Stuff – easy midweek meal
Oct19

Old El Paso Stand ‘n’ Stuff – easy midweek meal

What to feed my kids during the week is a mystery to me. We’re always rushing off to dance lessons, leaving me with very little time to cook. We often end up eating at different times as the boys have to go off to an activity before my daughter is home from hers! Midweek meals tend to come largely from the freezer (pizza or fish fingers with potato waffles) or involve pasta, pesto and grated cheese. So I was very pleased to be...

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Silent Sunday 18.10.15
Oct18

Silent Sunday 18.10.15

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Project 365 2015 Week 42
Oct17

Project 365 2015 Week 42

Day 281 – Sunday 11th October – it’s not a great photo, but I went to Cheltenham Literature Festival in the evening to see Sue Perkins. She was very funny! Day 282 – Monday 12th October – the coldest walk to school so far this autumn. I love the way the mist hovers above the fields. Day 283 – Tuesday 13th October – not the most interesting of photos, but in my continued bid to recover from...

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