Home Stretch by Graham Norton
Jul30

Home Stretch by Graham Norton

I bought Home Stretch by Graham Norton in Sainsbury’s a few weeks ago, just because I was running short on books. Sainsbury’s didn’t have any of the books I’ve been waiting ages to read, so I just picked up a little pile of interesting sounding ones, including Home Stretch and The Kingdom. I’m not a huge Graham Norton fan, but I don’t dislike him either. I must admit I was slightly intrigued to see...

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Reflections on year 12 and year 10
Jul27

Reflections on year 12 and year 10

Another school year is over and my kids have reached the end of year 12 and year 10. It’s been a big year for both of them – the start of A Level courses for my son and the start of GCSE courses for my daughter. I know we all say it every year, but I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by. I also can’t believe how old my kids are getting! Another year and my son will have left school. It has also been,...

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Silent Sunday 25.7.21
Jul25

Silent Sunday 25.7.21

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Hostage by Clare Mackintosh
Jul23

Hostage by Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh is one of my favourite authors, so I was very excited to read Hostage, her fifth novel, which was published recently. I was also very excited to find it for £6 in Sainsbury’s because I don’t like to pay hardback prices! Clare Mackintosh writes the most amazing thrillers based around families. At the heart of Hostage, there is still a family, but it is a bigger and bolder story than her previous novels....

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English Schools national athletics championships
Jul20

English Schools national athletics championships

So it was third time lucky for my son and he finally managed his dream of competing in long jump at the English Schools national athletics championships. He made the county team in 2019, but had to pull out due to a fractured pelvis. The competition didn’t happen at all in 202o, and 2021 had a more challenging route to qualification, but he got there! He was so excited to have achieved his dream and we were so excited for him....

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