What to eat (and not to eat) on a D of E Bronze expedition
Jun05

What to eat (and not to eat) on a D of E Bronze expedition

My younger son has recently done his D of E Bronze practice expedition. After much discussion with him, his friends, his friends’ parents, checking of the website etc etc, we worked out what he should take to eat. Some of it was right, some of it was wrong. The key things to remember are: They need a hot evening meal They need lots of calories While they need a certain amount of balance, a bit less fruit/ veg and meat is not...

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School attendance – a new perspective
Mar29

School attendance – a new perspective

I’ve always been a big believer in school attendance. I don’t believe in kids staying off school for colds or coughs. At primary school, when kids got 100% attendance certificates, my kids were often among them, and I always felt very proud of them. But recently I’ve had a bit of a change of heart. Over the last couple of years, I’ve come to trust my kids. I know they like school, so if they say they’re...

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The stressful weekend
Mar26

The stressful weekend

Every few months, we have a stressful weekend. Our weekends are always busy, with football on a Sunday, football or rugby on a Saturday, plus the kids going various places and bits of housework and shopping to do, not to mention my husband working as usual. But every now and then we get a much busier weekend. Ironically of course, these weekends are supposed to be fun. They’re things that we want to do and will enjoy doing, but...

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CANCELLED!
Mar05

CANCELLED!

I haven’t seen my son play football for his club once since Christmas. Not because I haven’t been going to his matches, but because they’ve been endlessly cancelled. Yes, there’s been one or two weeks when he wasn’t scheduled to play and there was one week when he played and I didn’t go along, but that is literally the only game he’s played in 2018. Apart from that, it’s been endless...

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Project 365 2018 Week 4
Jan27

Project 365 2018 Week 4

January is really not the best time for photographs. It’s been a very wet week and, between the weather and work, I haven’t managed to take any nice photos. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 21 – Sunday 21st January – not the most beautiful photo you’ll ever see. My son went on his first D of E bronze practise walk. It was sleeting and there was snow on the ground and he was wearing a...

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