The boiler
Nov15

The boiler

When you sit on your own all day in a quiet house – no kids, no TV, no radio – it’s surprising how much noise a house makes. But one day, my house seemed to be making a bit more than usual. We’re a detached house, so it wasn’t the neighbours. It sounded like something was moving around upstairs. I kept looking outside to see if there were any roadworks. Eventually I saw a window cleaner at my...

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Amateur panto v professional panto: What’s the difference?
Nov13

Amateur panto v professional panto: What’s the difference?

After three years in the chorus of a professional panto, sadly my daughter was forced to look for an alternative this year, after the theatre decided they were going to work with specific dance schools rather than hold open auditions. So my daughter is in an amateur panto this year. I don’t doubt that she will have an amazing time, but there are a lot of differences between the two. First and foremost of course, one is amateur...

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School, slacking and perfectionism…
Nov12

School, slacking and perfectionism…

I always say that my younger son is a perfectionist with his art homework. He has good ideas and always thinks they won’t take long, but we’ve seen it all before. We know that even the simplest ideas will take him hours. And he always makes things even more complicated for himself by mounting everything on an extra piece of card, which has been very carefully measured and cut. His brain is more geared to maths and physics...

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Silent Sunday 11.11.18
Nov11

Silent Sunday 11.11.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 45
Nov10

Project 365 2018 Week 45

It wasn’t a good start to the week and felt like something was going wrong every day. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 308 – Sunday 4th November – after an eight mile run, it was a pretty miserable day of housework and watching my son’s football team lose again (although he did at least score his team’s only goal). And then I discovered that the pole inside my wardrobe had collapsed. Day 309...

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