Project 366 Week 50
Dec17

Project 366 Week 50

So it seems that Christmas has finally arrived in our house, if this week’s photos are anything to go by. Although the tree still isn’t up! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 346 – Sunday 11th December – we went to a neighbour’s house for coffee and mince pies (not that I actually like either!). Day 347 – Monday 12th December – my eldest was off school ill, even though he is...

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Crawling over the finish line
Dec21

Crawling over the finish line

I used to think I was busy. But now I realise I’d never known busy until I had three kids at three different schools. I never would have guessed the difference an extra school could make to our family. For a start, I have to drive to and from school every day for the first time ever. Possibly another comprehensive wouldn’t have had the same impact, but my son’s grammar school is very demanding of our time because it...

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The Christmas concert 2015
Dec14

The Christmas concert 2015

As I dropped my son off ready for his school Christmas concert, I had a strange feeling of deja vu. Surely it wasn’t a whole year since the last one? Now he’s in year 10, these things are starting to become very familiar. This was his third concert! Then I stopped and thought again. No, it must have been his fourth. FOURTH? How did that happen? Sometimes it seems like he hasn’t been at secondary school long. And then...

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The big, cold church 2014
Dec19

The big, cold church 2014

Every year, the Christmas performance for the juniors at our school is a carol concert at a big, cold church a few miles away. It’s lovely, but it doesn’t have the same pull on the heart strings as a proper nativity. To be honest, it’s a bit of a logistical nightmare. It’s also a very long day for the kids who get dropped off there first thing, spend the day rehearsing, do one performance, go home briefly for...

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Cubs and Scouts Christmas
Dec20

Cubs and Scouts Christmas

Of all the Christmas performances, the Cubs and Scouts’ annual carol concert and variety show has to be my absolute favourite. It lacks the polish of the secondary school Christmas concert To be honest, it is its polar opposite. It is perfectly imperfect and that’s why I love it. Everyone has a go if they want to, whether their talent is genuine or not. And the audience has a good-hearted laugh at the whole thing....

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