Project 365 2017 Weeks 44 & 45
Nov11

Project 365 2017 Weeks 44 & 45

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with a German exchange boy here, as well as the usual rushing around. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 280 – Sunday 29th October – my daughter had a very busy half-term and she rounded it off with one final, unexpected invitation to go out with a friend. My son had a football match – a 3-3 draw this time. My daughter has finally concluded that she can’t...

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The high score
May18

The high score

I never used to be a fan of ten-pin bowling. Bowling alleys were just too damn noisy – the music, the arcade machines, the raised voices… But then about 18 months ago a new, smaller bowling alley opened up locally, which was pretty much the opposite of any bowling alley I’d been to before.  We all loved it there, so we started to visit from time to time. We might go twice in a month, then we might not go for three or...

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Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Cheltenham
Mar04

Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Cheltenham

Hollywood Bowl in Cheltenham isn’t new to us. We’ve been a few times before and we always have a good time. So we were very happy when they asked us if we’d like to enjoy a game and a meal there. Hollywood Bowl in Cheltenham isn’t like other bowling alleys I’ve been to. And that’s why I like it. It’s smaller and quieter. Usually I find the loud music and arcade machines at bowling alleys a bit...

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A special (birth)day
Mar16

A special (birth)day

For the first time she could remember, my daughter’s birthday fell on a weekend. She was excited about this, but then disappointed that a) Daddy and her middle brother would be at football all morning and b) the kitchen fitter would be in and our house would be looking like a bomb-site, with bits of new kitchen stacked up in every room. I always try to make birthdays special, but how to make it extra special after the tough...

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