English Schools national athletics championships
Jul20

English Schools national athletics championships

So it was third time lucky for my son and he finally managed his dream of competing in long jump at the English Schools national athletics championships. He made the county team in 2019, but had to pull out due to a fractured pelvis. The competition didn’t happen at all in 202o, and 2021 had a more challenging route to qualification, but he got there! He was so excited to have achieved his dream and we were so excited for him....

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Silent Sunday 18.7.21
Jul18

Silent Sunday 18.7.21

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Project 365 2017 Week 21
May27

Project 365 2017 Week 21

It’s been a very strange week with both of the younger kids away on school residentials. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 141 – Sunday 21st May – with both of the younger kids going away on school residentials, we had packing to finish. My son is off to Germany and my daughter to west Wales. Day 142 – Monday 22nd May – at 6.45am I waved my son off and at 7.45am I waved my daughter off (well I...

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Olympic football – as good as the real thing?!
Aug06

Olympic football – as good as the real thing?!

Way back when Olympic tickets were first available, we applied for a number of events and got… nothing. Second time round we got football. Two games. One in Manchester and one in Cardiff. Neither of which is exactly local. No idea who was playing. But they were OLYMPIC tickets, this was once in a lifetime and, for our kids, Olympic football is still the Olympics. Even if we’re rather a long way from London. People looked...

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