First school concert: Loud ‘n’ Proud
Oct08

First school concert: Loud ‘n’ Proud

My son really has hit the ground running at his new grammar school. They don’t give kids time to ease in, they believe in throwing everything at them from the start. And so, just three weeks after starting at the school, he took part in his first school concert – compulsory for all year 7s. It’s not just a concert, but a competition between the four houses. All of the houses have a girls’ choir, boys’...

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Project 365 2015 Weeks 39 & 40
Oct03

Project 365 2015 Weeks 39 & 40

Three quarters of the way through the year already! It seems to have flown by. I’ve noticed my pictures have settled into a bit of a pattern of scraping the barrel midweek – when you get treated to something from my garden or round the house. It’s so difficult to take interesting pictures when you’re stuck inside on your own all day! Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 260 – Sunday 20th...

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Loud ‘n’ Proud: School stuff
Apr02

Loud ‘n’ Proud: School stuff

At the end of term, the proud Mummy moments at school were coming thick and fast – we had the school rugby tournament and the general knowledge quiz, not to mention the school concert and my daughter’s class assembly. Every year, the school puts on a concert for everyone in the school who plays an instrument or sings to show what they can do. It doesn’t matter if they’ve only been playing a few months or if...

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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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