The apprentice and the last day of freedom
Sep04

The apprentice and the last day of freedom

Well the summer has flown by and my son started his apprenticeship the day after the bank holiday. And he had a special request for the bank holiday: that we didn’t just ‘do nothing and waste the day’ as it was his ‘last day of freedom’. I must admit that we don’t do a lot in the school holidays. Yes, we go on holiday. We have the odd day out. But most of the time, we’re just at home. My...

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Going on holiday: Is it ever worth it?
Sep02

Going on holiday: Is it ever worth it?

Going on holiday isn’t easy. There’s a lot of preparation to do. My husband thinks it’s easy. You just pack your clothes, don’t you? But somebody has to make sure those clothes are washed, dried and ready. And that somebody isn’t him or the kids. Nobody thinks about the toiletries, the first aid kit, the snacks and drinks to get us through the journey and the first day until we’ve located a...

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Silent Sunday 1.9.19
Sep01

Silent Sunday 1.9.19

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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Aug30

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter has written a fair few books, but I’ve never read any before. I picked up Pieces of Her on one of my trips to Sainsbury’s to stock up, just because I liked the sound of it. I wasn’t disappointed. Pieces of Her is described as a psychological thriller, but to me it’s more like an old school police chase kind of thriller. Andrea Oliver is 31-years-old, stuck in a job she doesn’t enjoy and...

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Eden Project parkrun
Aug29

Eden Project parkrun

On our recent short break to Padstow, my husband, son, daughter and I ran Eden Project parkrun. I know it’s hard to believe, but in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we just skipped parkrun when we were on holiday. We would have done a Padstow parkrun, but there isn’t one. Last year, we started to run parkrun on holiday. This year, we’d planned to do Lanhydrock parkrun, near Bodmin (there aren’t many parkruns in Cornwall)....

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