The apprentice and the last day of freedom
Sep04

The apprentice and the last day of freedom

Well the summer has flown by and my son started his apprenticeship the day after the bank holiday. And he had a special request for the bank holiday: that we didn’t just ‘do nothing and waste the day’ as it was his ‘last day of freedom’. I must admit that we don’t do a lot in the school holidays. Yes, we go on holiday. We have the odd day out. But most of the time, we’re just at home. My...

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(Not going to) Alton Towers
Jun16

(Not going to) Alton Towers

My husband loves Alton Towers. Loves it. He’s obsessed with it. But here’s the weird thing. We’ve only been once since the kids were born. That was four years ago and my younger son hadn’t reached 1.4 metres and my daughter hadn’t reached 1.2. The crying and moaning because she couldn’t go on Sonic Spinball! Never again we said. Not until the kids had all reached the magical 1.4. And a few weeks...

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Got to Dance live semi-final!
Sep02

Got to Dance live semi-final!

After one of our least inspiring summer holidays ever, I was determined to make the most of the last few days and take the kids out on my own, just once. Somewhere good. I’m not the bravest person and taking the kids out is always a really big deal for me. Last year we went Gromit hunting in Bristol (twice), which we loved. In 2012 we went to the Paralympics – OK, my husband helped me out with that trip. This year?...

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