My top posts of 2018
Dec27

My top posts of 2018

I blog about family life and the things that happen to us. I blog about running and the books I read. Sometimes I feel inspired to rant about a bigger issue that affects more than just my little family. These are the things I like to write about, but what did my readers like to read about in 2018? I’m always fascinated when I look at my top performing posts each day. The post I’ve written that day will usually be the most viewed post...

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Christmas Eve – do we have any traditions at all?
Dec26

Christmas Eve – do we have any traditions at all?

Going back to when the kids were younger, we had a traditional Christmas Eve. We would go on the steam train to see Father Christmas with my parents and sister and brother-in-law, just after lunch. In the evening, either we or my parents would lay on Christmas Eve tea for everyone (whichever of us wasn’t doing Christmas dinner). While tea was being prepared, whoever wasn’t needed for food preparation would go to the church...

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Silent Sunday 23.12.18
Dec23

Silent Sunday 23.12.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 51
Dec22

Project 365 2018 Week 51

It’s been a week dominated by my work and my son’s concussion. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 350 – Sunday 16th December – yes, it’s the rugby boots again! Today was all about the logistics of getting my son to and from a rugby tournament, but that all paled into insignificance when he got concussed after just a few minutes on the pitch. Day 351 – Monday 17th December – no school...

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My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Dec21

My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

Sometimes I think it’s about time my daughter (at 12 and a half) should have grown out of Jacqueline Wilson. But there are Jacqueline Wilson books for older readers. And she’s got a whole life ahead of her to read YA novels, so I’m glad she’s still happy with her Jacqueline Wilsons. Back in October, we saw Jacqueline Wilson at Cheltenham Literature Festival for the third time (she seems to go there every other...

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