(Final) Christmas performances
Dec20

(Final) Christmas performances

This is a year of lasts for us. My daughter is in year 6 at school and not only is it her final year at primary school, it’s our final year of going there as a family. It’s been a long time – my eldest started there in 2005. And my eldest is in year 11. He would like to go to grammar school next year, so he may well be in his last year at his comprehensive. And even if he doesn’t move, life will feel very...

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Christmas performances part 2
Dec13

Christmas performances part 2

This week, it’s all about the boys with the Christmas performances. Yesterday was my favourite performance ‘of the season’ (to use an Americanised Gary Barlow-ism) – the Beavers and Cubs Christmas show. They haven’t done one in recent memory, but I really hope they consider doing one again because it was lovely. No frills entertainment by a lovely group of 6-11 year old boys. You can’t beat it. The...

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Christmas performances part 1
Dec08

Christmas performances part 1

It’s Christmas performance time and my head is close to exploding. With three kids, a job and a husband with his own business, the logistics of every day life are hard enough to cope with. Every day has its own distinct character and places its own distinct pressures on me. Throw Christmas performances into the mix and you throw in a massive curveball. Christmas performances are a performance in all senses of the word. Suddenly...

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