2019: That was the year that was
Dec30

2019: That was the year that was

2019 was another busy year for us. Isn’t every year busy when you have kids? This is our 2019… January started with a double parkrun on New Year’s Day for the first time. It’s a bit of a tradition in the parkrun community, but it’s the first time we’ve done it. It won’t be the last. A few days later, my car went into the garage for repairs, following a small accident my son had had in...

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Becoming a licensed chaperone
May21

Becoming a licensed chaperone

When kids take part in a performance, whether they’re starring in a Hollywood film or taking part in their dance school’s annual show, they need a chaperone. Until fairly recently, for the local dance shows, it was fine for chaperones to be parents. Some of them would probably have DBS from their work or other volunteering responsibilities and some of them wouldn’t. The ones without DBS wouldn’t take the kids...

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Project 365 2019 Week 3
Jan19

Project 365 2019 Week 3

A real week of highs and lows, with my daughter’s panto, some very bad news and ongoing trouble with my car. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 13 – Sunday 13th January – the start of a full-on week at the theatre for my daughter, she will be there every single day. I missed my son’s football to make sure that she got to her rehearsal OK, but had to rely on a lift from my parents, as I still...

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My favourite blogposts of 2018
Jan03

My favourite blogposts of 2018

The other day, I shared my top 10 blogposts of 2018. These are the posts which have been most read – and are nearly all about ballet and Roaccutane, which seem to be rather niche subjects that not a lot of people blog about. But I write about a lot more than ballet and Roaccutane. I write about the ups and downs of family life – the things we get up to and what I think about it all. Sometimes I will have a rant about a...

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2018 – That was the year that was
Dec31

2018 – That was the year that was

2018 has been another busy year for us, day-to-day. There’s very rarely a day where I’m not rushing around somewhere after school. But it has been quieter on the ‘big stuff’ front – with no exams and no new schools. So we’ve just been ticking along with all the everyday stuff and a few highlights. This is our 2018… January was a fairly quiet month for us, as it often is. My eldest and I had a...

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