Intermediate Foundation ballet exam – merit!
Apr29

Intermediate Foundation ballet exam – merit!

It’s a couple of months since my daughter took her Intermediate Foundation ballet exam. Ballet exam results from the RAD are notoriously slow at the best of times, so we weren’t sure how they would be affected by the whole coronavirus lockdown situation. So we were very pleased to get the results last week. And even more pleased to hear that my daughter had got merit! And a high merit at that. The Intermediate Foundation...

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Lockdown: Looking forward
Apr27

Lockdown: Looking forward

With all of the things we are due to miss this year (mainly sport) due to lockdown, I keep looking forward to what I hope we will manage to do this summer. It feels like coronavirus and lockdown could completely wipe out the summer. Which isn’t the end of the world, of course, and we all have to do what we have to do to keep people and the NHS safe. But I really would like a holiday. I don’t ask for much. I just want to go...

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Silent Sunday 26.4.20
Apr26

Silent Sunday 26.4.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 17
Apr25

Project 366 2020 Week 17

My family came out of self-isolation after my coronavirus symptoms. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 110 – Sunday 19th April – today I should have been running Brighton marathon, but it got cancelled of course. I hadn’t been running myself for 11 days, because of the virus, but I thought I would give it a go today. I only did two miles as I don’t want to overdo it yet. Coincidentally, today should...

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How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran
Apr24

How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran

How to be Famous is the sequel to Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl, which I read a few years ago. After reading The Mirror & the Light, I was looking for something much lighter to read and I’ve always enjoyed Caitlin Moran’s style of writing. Johanna Morrigan, better known as the music journalist, Dolly Wilde, is now 19 and starting to realise that music is fundamentally sexist. While her unrequited love, John...

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