Half-term – how was it?
Oct31

Half-term – how was it?

I felt quite sad that we weren’t going on holiday in October half-term, but what was it like in reality? In reality, I didn’t miss being on holiday at all. I was actually too busy with work to even give it a thought. For many months, all through last autumn, last winter and into the spring I had very little work. Some months, I literally worked for two clients – the kids’ books I work on every month and a...

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A boring half-term
Nov02

A boring half-term

Traditionally, the autumn term is the longest of the lot. While half terms in the spring term can be as short as five weeks, in the autumn term they can be seven or even eight weeks. And that takes it toll. With adjusting to life with a school run for the first time, not to mention the extra demands of a grammar school and having three kids at three different schools, by October I was feeling quite overwhelmed and exhausted. And most...

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