Project 365 2018 Week 12
Mar24

Project 365 2018 Week 12

The bathroom finally seems to be making progress and yet another weekend didn’t go to plan thanks to the weather. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 77 – Sunday 18th March – I was not expecting snow when I got up this morning! We had to postpone my daughter’s birthday party, which she was understandably upset about. I didn’t rush out for a walk in the snow like I did a couple of weeks ago, the...

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Mar23

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I’m rather late to the Eleanor Oliphant party. All of the hardcore readers read it last year and over the last few weeks a lot of people who don’t read as much have been reading it too. I actually bought it a few weeks ago, but it had to wait its turn behind two books I was desperate to read – Three Things About Elsie by the author of a book I loved (The Trouble with Goats and Sheep) and Still Me, the sequel to the...

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The Sport Relief mini triathlon
Mar22

The Sport Relief mini triathlon

Sport Relief is a charity we’ve supported as a family for many years. We did the Sport Relief Mile from 2008 to 2016 – increasing our distances to three miles and even six miles in my eldest’s case. But this year, there was no Sport Relief Mile. People needed to come up with their own fundraising activities. And I’m very proud to say that my daughter did just that. Along with a friend from school, they decided...

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Getting the bathroom done
Mar20

Getting the bathroom done

Regular readers will know I have waited SO LONG to get my ensuite bathroom refurbished. We’re not just talking about replacing the suite here, everything needed doing.  My house was built in 1987 and the pink bathroom was original. We used the shower in our first few weeks here (while the upstairs bathroom was done) and haven’t used it since, because it was BOILING. The toilet hasn’t flushed for the past nine months...

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The final school football match of the season
Mar19

The final school football match of the season

Just two months after the first school football match, my son’s first season of secondary school football is over. After that first loss, there was another loss and a draw before the first win – of 5-2. There were two more losses and two more wins, with my son scoring in pretty much every game. The penultimate game of the season was against a comprehensive with a large catchment and a number of players already training...

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