First week of panto rehearsals: All change
Nov20

First week of panto rehearsals: All change

When I think of the panto, I think of my hours spent hanging around the cafe at the rehearsal venue. I see it through rose tinted glasses. I love that place. I love my glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice and the particularly nice cheese and onion crisps that I stretch out for an hour or more. I read a book or, if I’m feeling good, I read one of my work books. Panto rehearsals are marked with photos like this. But nothing...

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Project 365 2017 Week 46
Nov18

Project 365 2017 Week 46

When the weather is dull, there’s not much happening every day and we have so little daylight, it can be hard to know what to photograph. So back in 2014, when I first took part in Project 365, I took photos every day of the shoes which sum up our week. And it’s become a bit of a tradition. So here’s our week in shoes… (And I realise that somehow over previous weeks I’ve managed to get the numbering of my...

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How many pantos?
Dec19

How many pantos?

When my daughter got into the panto for the first time last year, I said she could do it in year 5 and then not again until year 8. Because year 6 is important, with SATs, and year 7 is important, as she will be settling into her new secondary school. I’d changed my mind about year 6 before the first week of rehearsals had even ended. Year 6 isn’t THAT important (shh – don’t tell any teachers I said that!)....

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Silent Sunday 27.11.16
Nov27

Silent Sunday 27.11.16

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The panto and the meal plan
Nov30

The panto and the meal plan

We don’t do meal planning. I know it’s a good thing, but we just don’t do it. I have three fussy eaters, all fussy in different ways, two vegetarians and an awful lot of extra-curricular activities to deal with. It makes midweek meals a bit of a minefield. (We do eat home cooked food and eat together at weekends though.) Although we don’t have a meal plan, we are creatures of habit, so our weekdays look...

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