The indoor athletics competition
Jan22

The indoor athletics competition

Athletics is a summer sport and athletes compete outdoors, right? Right. Except there is a smaller indoor athletics season, with competitions taking place at a few indoor facilities in major cities in the UK. This winter, my son was very keen to take part in his first indoor athletics competitions. From my point of view, there was a small problem in that my son hasn’t done a single long jump since he fractured his pelvis at the...

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The wheat intolerance
Jan20

The wheat intolerance

A couple of years ago, my younger son started saying he didn’t want to eat spaghetti bolognese any more, because it made him feel ill. I thought he was just being fussy, so I carried on making it for him. When he moaned more, I cut it down to once a fortnight rather than once a week (to the disgust of my other kids who love spag bol). Then one day he described himself out of the blue as ‘the second most wheat intolerant...

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Silent Sunday 19.1.20
Jan19

Silent Sunday 19.1.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 3
Jan18

Project 366 2020 Week 3

The second week of school and the mocks are all over. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 12 – Sunday 12th January – my first official long run of this round of marathon training. The only difference from my usual Sunday morning runs is that I was trying to maintain my marathon pace, which is slower than I normally run. I can do it, but it takes a mile or two to settle into it. In the afternoon we went to my...

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We are the Beaker Girls by Jacqueline Wilson
Jan17

We are the Beaker Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

We are the Beaker Girls by Jacqueline Wilson is the sequel to My Mum, Tracy Beaker, which in turn is the sequel to the popular Tracy Beaker books of the 1990s. We are the Beaker Girls is narrated by Jess, Tracy’s daughter, who is far less feisty than her mum was at her age. Tracy and Jess have left famous footballer, Sean Godfrey, and are living above an antiques shop by the sea. Cam’s partner, Mary, is nagging Tracy to...

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