My son, the art project and the unexpectedly pleasant afternoon
Feb28

My son, the art project and the unexpectedly pleasant afternoon

Over half-term, my son had to do an unusual GCSE art project. He’d been given very little briefing on it, but basically he needed to get outside and create something – a piece of ‘land art’. His responses to this idea were that it was ‘trash’ and ‘not art’. I’ve been really impressed by how my son has thrown himself into his art so far. He’s a good artist, but not a brilliant...

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Marathon training: Why I’m finally running for charity
Feb25

Marathon training: Why I’m finally running for charity

I’ve never run for charity before. There’s two reasons for that. The first is that I think if you’re running for charity, it ought to be some sort of challenge. For me, running a half marathon isn’t a challenge. It’s something I do every year – last year I even did three half marathons. Who wants to give money to charity just because Sarah is running another half marathon? Yawn! And the other reason...

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Silent Sunday 24.2.19
Feb24

Silent Sunday 24.2.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 8
Feb23

Project 365 2019 Week 8

It’s half-term and, is usually the case for us, it hasn’t been the most exciting week, although my photos are generally better than usual. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 48 – Sunday 17th February – the end of week 4 of my marathon training, and an 11 mile run. We didn’t do much else apart from that. Day 49 – Monday 18th February – the first day of half-term and I had very little...

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The Power by Naomi Alderman
Feb22

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I bought The Power way back in September with my birthday money, because the blurb sounded interesting. But when I posted a photo on Instagram, someone told me they’d heard mixed reviews about it. Then I remembered that it was a book my friend had really disliked. What had I done?! It took me several months to pluck up the courage to read it. In The Power women and teenage girls all over the world are suddenly discovering they...

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