Silent Sunday 31.3.19
Mar31

Silent Sunday 31.3.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 13
Mar30

Project 365 2019 Week 13

It’s been another quiet week of work, but at least the weather has been sunny. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 83 – Sunday 24th March – yet another longest run ever! Today I ran 18 miles, and so did my husband, who isn’t even running the marathon. It felt good up to 13 miles, but 15-16 miles were tough. I’m glad I didn’t go to my son’s football match in the afternoon, as he...

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Mar29

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old

Late last year I read, The Bright Side, which was the story of Hendrik Groen and his life in an Amsterdam care home. I absolutely loved it. It was such a humorous and uplifting book about friendship. And it turns out it was actually the second book by Hendrik Groen. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is his first story of life in the care home. Set in 2013, there is an entry for pretty much every day of the year. Hendrik is worried...

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A (blogging) safe space
Mar28

A (blogging) safe space

Earlier this week, I wrote about my first ever blogging wobble. With my youngest child now a teenager and my eldest fast approaching adulthood, I’ve started to question whether I should still be blogging about them. But I love blogging. It’s a great outlet for getting thoughts and feelings out, as well as connecting with parents in a similar situation. I had some great suggestions of slightly different directions I could...

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My biggest teenage parenting struggle
Mar26

My biggest teenage parenting struggle

I’m nearly five years into parenting teenagers. I now have three teenagers – one of them nearly an adult, one who is 15 and a half and one who is just 13. I’ll be honest, I’ve been pretty lucky with them. Yes, they can be stubborn sods. They argue with each other too much. They’re a nightmare to get out of bed. They go to bed too late and one of them is very, very untidy. BUT they don’t argue with...

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