Silent Sunday 15.9.19
Sep15

Silent Sunday 15.9.19

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Project 365 2018 Week 5
Feb03

Project 365 2018 Week 5

Well February is here, and I’m sure we’re all pleased to see it. I really dislike January, but I did think that it went very fast. Just me? Here’s our week in pictures… Day 28 – Sunday 28th January – an incredibly warm, sunny day – it got to 15 degrees! We all went to see The Greatest Showman, which was absolutely fantastic. If you’re wondering what this photo is, it’s slime with...

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Project 365 2017 Week 46
Nov18

Project 365 2017 Week 46

When the weather is dull, there’s not much happening every day and we have so little daylight, it can be hard to know what to photograph. So back in 2014, when I first took part in Project 365, I took photos every day of the shoes which sum up our week. And it’s become a bit of a tradition. So here’s our week in shoes… (And I realise that somehow over previous weeks I’ve managed to get the numbering of my...

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Getting the first pointe shoes
Sep28

Getting the first pointe shoes

Getting your first pointe shoes is a really big deal for a little ballet dancer, and my daughter was no exception. Most little ballerina’s mums were also ballerinas and know this stuff themselves. Me? I failed a modern exam at the age of 7. Yes, I’m that bad. So I have no idea about pointe shoes, other than a lot of rumours. I knew they were VERY EXPENSIVE. Over £100. Also, I know that, at 11, my daughter has just started...

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Preparing for first pointe shoes
Sep21

Preparing for first pointe shoes

At the start of this year, my daughter started simultaneously working on both her Grade 4 and Grade 5 in ballet. Her Grade 5 class included girls ranging in age from two school years above her right up to a girl who could drive! Every week the Grade 5 (or Intermediate Foundation) class had an extra lesson preparing for pointe work, working on strengthening exercises. And in the spring, most of the older girls got their pointe shoes....

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