Gromit Unleashed 2: The Greatest Dog Show on Earth (unfinished business)
Oct16

Gromit Unleashed 2: The Greatest Dog Show on Earth (unfinished business)

Regular readers will know that my daughter and I (but mainly me!) got a lot of pleasure out of tracking down Gromit, Feathers and Wallace on the streets of Bristol over the summer. I was disappointed not to complete the Gromit Unleashed 2 trail and find them all, as we didn’t have quite enough time. But we found 57 out of 67, so we did pretty well. Before the sculptures were auctioned off to raise money for Bristol...

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Being brave
Sep24

Being brave

When I was younger, I was pretty brave. Not daring as such, but pretty brave. If I wanted to go somewhere, I would just go. So I flew on my own at 17, I went on a coach trip to see the Levellers in Belgium when I was 19 and I went to gigs on my own throughout my late teens and early 20s. And then I had children. From the very first time I took my newborn baby son out into the world (just a short walk round the block in the pram), I...

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Silent Sunday 26.8.18
Aug26

Silent Sunday 26.8.18

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Silent Sunday 19.8.18
Aug19

Silent Sunday 19.8.18

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Return to Gromit Unleashed 2 (and being brave)
Aug06

Return to Gromit Unleashed 2 (and being brave)

We haven’t really had days out with the kids since they started doing sport at weekends, when the boys were aged 7 and 10. To be honest, I’m not sure we did them much before then either, because going out for the day with three young kids is hard work. And now they’re teenagers? They don’t always want to hang out with Mum and Dad, and definitely not with their siblings. But I was determined the kids and I would...

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