My favourite Christmas songs
Dec11

My favourite Christmas songs

I’m the first to admit that, when it comes to Christmas, I’m a bit of a grumpy old Scrooge. But there is one thing I absolutely love about Christmas. Possibly it is the thing I love most – Christmas songs. This is perhaps surprising for someone who has nil musical ability or understanding and who is a terrible singer. But I just absolutely love the sheer joy of them. I love that they are here for just a few weeks, we...

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Introducing Henry the guinea pig
Dec09

Introducing Henry the guinea pig

When our beloved guinea pig, Wilfred, sadly died in October, I knew we would have to get a new friend for Cedric. Guinea pigs are sociable animals, who thrive around other guinea pigs. Cedric was always very reliant on Wilfred and I was worried how he would cope without him. When Wilfred left the hutch to go the vet on the day before he died, it was the last ever time they were together. Poor Cedric ran around the hutch squeaking like...

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Silent Sunday 8.12.19
Dec08

Silent Sunday 8.12.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 49
Dec07

Project 365 2019 Week 49

Panto has started (oh yes, it has!) and I’ve been busy juggling kids, work and extra pets. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 335 – Sunday 1st December – my daughter’s first panto performance! It went really well and it was lovely to see. I’m such a proud mum. As a panto is festive, I dug out the Christmas jumper. Day 336 – Monday 2nd December – my son had an inset day and was off...

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Unexpected by Greg Rutherford
Dec06

Unexpected by Greg Rutherford

Greg Rutherford is something of a hero in our house. Because he is an Olympic long jump gold medallist and my son is a long jumper of course. Unexpected is actually my son’s book and the first book he has read for pleasure since Year 7 (he’s in Year 11 now). I wanted to read it too, because I was interested to find out more about Greg Rutherford’s career, but also to see how my son’s life could go if things...

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