Gromit Unleashed 2: The Greatest Dog Show on Earth (unfinished business)
Oct16

Gromit Unleashed 2: The Greatest Dog Show on Earth (unfinished business)

Regular readers will know that my daughter and I (but mainly me!) got a lot of pleasure out of tracking down Gromit, Feathers and Wallace on the streets of Bristol over the summer. I was disappointed not to complete the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail and find them all, as we didn’t have quite enough time. But we found 57 out of 67, so we did pretty well. Before the sculptures were auctioned off to raise money for Bristol...

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The mum taxi gets out of hand
Oct15

The mum taxi gets out of hand

Regular readers will know I spend an awful lot of time driving my kids round in the ‘mum taxi’. On a normal week, I do the school run for my younger son every day, including one late finish for rugby. I drive to four dance lessons over the course of three days, my husband drives my son to football, another parent takes my boys to Explorers and I walk my daughter to Scouts. In addition, there’s usually someone who...

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Silent Sunday 14.10.18
Oct14

Silent Sunday 14.10.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 41
Oct13

Project 365 2018 Week 41

It’s been another busy week of work and driving the kids round, with some very changeable weather. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 277 – Sunday 7th October  – I took a lot of photos today. They were all of my son, to help him with his GCSE art project on self portraits. Apart from that, his football team suffered another defeat and I ran 10 miles without even feeling tired. Day 278 – Monday 8th...

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My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
Oct12

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

I read about My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent on a Waterstones email and I knew I just had to read it. So I ordered it and picked it up the next day. A friend of mine described it as ‘brutal’ and she wasn’t far wrong. Luckily, I like a brutal book, especially one which oozes as much quality as My Absolute Darling does. 14 year old Turtle Alveston lives alone with her father. She doesn’t have any friends...

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