Return to the panto auditions
Sep17

Return to the panto auditions

My daughter loves nothing more than taking part in a panto. Oh yes she does! She did her first professional panto in 2015 and loved every second of it. In fact, the whole family loved every second of it. She went back in 2016 and 2017. Then last year, everything changed. My daughter and her friends were left heartbroken after it was decided that the theatre would no longer hold open auditions for the panto. Instead, the theatre was...

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The athlete and looking forward
Sep16

The athlete and looking forward

We felt a bit sad when my son was dropped from the elite rugby team. Because of his injury, he hadn’t been given a fair chance to show what he could do. But if we’re honest, being a professional rugby player was never part of the plan, nor was training several times a week with the Academy of a Premiership rugby team. So now he can focus fully on his athletics. Athletics, and specifically long jump, is where my son’s...

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Silent Sunday 15.9.19
Sep15

Silent Sunday 15.9.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 37
Sep14

Project 365 2019 Week 37

The first full week back at school. Ballet, athletics and Scouts are all back too. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 251 – Sunday 8th September – went for a 13 mile run and it felt about 100 times better than when I went for a 13 mile run two weeks ago. In the afternoon, my son and I went to watch his football team play, even though he still can’t play himself. Now that sport is back on, he’s...

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The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
Sep13

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

I read a review of The Flat Share a while ago and it sounded like a lovely read. Not quite my usual cup of tea, but a lovely read all the same. I realised a couple of years ago that I struggle to keep up with complicated plot lines over the summer holidays, so I started reading easier books over the summer. Which is how I came to be reading The Flat Share. The basic story of The Flat Share is summed up on the front cover: Tiffy and...

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