Immature
Jul23

Immature

I am 45 years old. My husband is 46. I am an intelligent woman, my husband is an intelligent man. But we find poos, wees, bums and farts very, VERY funny. The merest mention of them can make us laugh. Even a reference to ‘number two’ in a completely non-poo related context can set us off. One of us will start laughing. Generally, the less funny it is, the more funny it will seem. Then the other one will start laughing...

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The year 8 challenge
Jul22

The year 8 challenge

A couple of months ago, my daughter came home from school very excited because they had been told they all needed to do their own ‘year 8 challenge’. The girls had to set themselves a target and work towards it over the course of a few weeks. One of my daughter’s friends had just started doing parkrun with her anyway, so they decided to work together towards a 28 minute parkrun. As it happens, my daughter has run a...

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Silent Sunday 21.7.19
Jul21

Silent Sunday 21.7.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 29
Jul20

Project 365 2019 Week 29

It’s been a busy week, with a lot of coming and going for the kids. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 195 – Sunday 14th July – my husband and I went for a 13 mile run in the morning, just for fun! My daughter packed up her stuff for camping the next day and we had a visit from my niece and nephew. The only photos I took were of the garden and the wonderful wildflowers I planted for 58p. Day 196 –...

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Dancing the Charleston by Jacqueline Wilson
Jul19

Dancing the Charleston by Jacqueline Wilson

We heard Jacqueline Wilson mention Dancing the Charleston the last time we saw her at Cheltenham Literature Festival nearly two years ago (we’ve seen her three times). So I knew we had to buy it as soon as I saw it in Waterstones. My daughter has loved Jacqueline Wilson for as long as I can remember. She’s 13 now, so she ‘should’ have grown out of her books by now, but does it really matter? Harry Potter books...

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