Give the gift of reading for kids
Oct17

Give the gift of reading for kids

I’m a big reader myself. There are few things that make me happier than to sit and read a book. And I love to see children reading too. Reading is a way to find out about the world or to escape from the world. It really is the gift that keeps on giving! My boys were bookworms growing up, but sadly my younger son stopped reading as soon as he left primary school, apart from reading The Hunger Games trilogy in year 7. My eldest...

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Gromit Unleashed 2: The Greatest Dog Show on Earth (unfinished business)
Oct16

Gromit Unleashed 2: The Greatest Dog Show on Earth (unfinished business)

Regular readers will know that my daughter and I (but mainly me!) got a lot of pleasure out of tracking down Gromit, Feathers and Wallace on the streets of Bristol over the summer. I was disappointed not to complete the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail and find them all, as we didn’t have quite enough time. But we found 57 out of 67, so we did pretty well. Before the sculptures were auctioned off to raise money for Bristol...

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The mum taxi gets out of hand
Oct15

The mum taxi gets out of hand

Regular readers will know I spend an awful lot of time driving my kids round in the ‘mum taxi’. On a normal week, I do the school run for my younger son every day, including one late finish for rugby. I drive to four dance lessons over the course of three days, my husband drives my son to football, another parent takes my boys to Explorers and I walk my daughter to Scouts. In addition, there’s usually someone who...

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Silent Sunday 14.10.18
Oct14

Silent Sunday 14.10.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 41
Oct13

Project 365 2018 Week 41

It’s been another busy week of work and driving the kids round, with some very changeable weather. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 277 – Sunday 7th October  – I took a lot of photos today. They were all of my son, to help him with his GCSE art project on self portraits. Apart from that, his football team suffered another defeat and I ran 10 miles without even feeling tired. Day 278 – Monday 8th...

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