Grammar school test – ups and downs
Aug30

Grammar school test – ups and downs

It’s just a few weeks until my daughter sits her grammar school entrance exam/ 11+/ whatever you want to call it. I suspect I’ve written about it less than I did for my son, who sat it two years ago. It’s no less important than it was for my son but, like many things in the parenting journey, there’s an element of having been there before, so it doesn’t feel like I need to write about it so much. But of...

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Farewell Daisy
Aug29

Farewell Daisy

Yesterday evening we came home from a lovely birthday meal for my mum and I sadly found our lovely guinea pig, Daisy, had unexpectedly died. It had been an enjoyable meal, which had been marred by a rare argument between my younger two kids. They were so upset with each other that they insisted on travelling home separately. When we got home, my daughter went straight upstairs to her bed, in tears.  My eldest went straight outside to...

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Silent Sunday 28.8.16
Aug28

Silent Sunday 28.8.16

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Project 366 Week 34
Aug27

Project 366 Week 34

I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of August and that the end of the school holidays is coming round so fast! I’m not sure I’m ready for autumn just yet. After our lovely holiday in Padstow and a couple of relaxing weeks, I was back to working hard this week, while the kids mainly did their own thing. There was plenty of Pokemon Go hunting as usual. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 234 –...

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How much do we spend on holiday?
Aug25

How much do we spend on holiday?

Holidaying self-catering in the UK, it’s easy to think we don’t spend much on holiday. Because we’re just living in a house, like we do at home, right? So this year, as an experiment, a bit of fun and a lesson for the kids on how much everything costs, my husband decided to try to live to a budget on our holiday to Padstow of £100 a day. He took the cash out of the bank, so he could see exactly how much he was...

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