Back to school, back to normal?
Sep24

Back to school, back to normal?

It’s already been three weeks since my kids went back to school. Although they were looking forward to a bit of normality after six months at home, going back to school hasn’t really been going back to normal. Initially they were very underwhelmed by their return. As my son said, ‘It’s school, but without the fun bits’. And school without the fun bits isn’t much fun at all. And it certainly...

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Win a pair of Treads school shoes #ad
Jul23

Win a pair of Treads school shoes #ad

Treads are kindly supplying one pair of school shoes to the winner. They also kindly supplied me with two pairs of school shoes for my kids to try. #ad It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about school shoes for the big return to school. Let’s be honest, we nearly all buy new school shoes when the kids have been off school for six or seven weeks. But, by the time they go back, many kids will have been off...

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Project 365 2017 Week 36
Sep09

Project 365 2017 Week 36

It’s the week we’ve all been waiting for – when my eldest and daughter both started at their new school. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 246 – Sunday 3rd September – I ran 10 miles for the first time this year and it felt pretty good. Only four weeks until the Cheltenham half marathon! Day 247 – Monday 4th September – we didn’t do a lot. I seemed to spend a lot of time...

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Three grammar school kids
Sep07

Three grammar school kids

So I have three grammar school kids. If you’d told me two years ago that it would be possible, I would have laughed. When my eldest announced just over 18 months ago that he wanted to go to grammar school for 6th form, we were very pleased. Then he said he wanted to go to the school we hoped my daughter would go to, which was even better. But at that time I genuinely thought there was about a 10% chance we would have them both...

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Project 365 2017 Week 17
Apr29

Project 365 2017 Week 17

The kids went back to school this week and it already feels like a lifetime ago. It also means the photos have got a bit more boring (sorry!). Here’s our week in pictures… Day 113 – Sunday 23rd April – we all went to a party for my husband’s company last night, so today was a quiet day at home. I rounded the day off by smashing my phone screen. Luckily I’m due an upgrade in a couple of weeks. Day...

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