My highs and lows of 2012
Jan01

My highs and lows of 2012

Another year over.. and a new one just begun. 2012 – what a fabulous year! Will we ever see anything as amazing as the London 2012 Olympics again? I loved the way it brought people together and made everyone so positive. But what about me and my family? What have been our highs and lows of 2012? What was your happiest event? I absolutely loved our trip to the Olympic stadium for the Paralympics, I loved our canal boat holiday,...

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London trip
Sep10

London trip

So I got the packing done. Minimal clothing, the tiniest squirt of toothpaste between us, a tiny tube of ‘Once’ suncream and NO waterproofs. The kids packed their own entertainment for the train and, although my daughter took more than the boys, she carried it without complaining. I also shared communal stuff out between the kids. My poor younger son drew the short straw of Daddy’s jeans – bigger than the rest...

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Silent Sunday 9.9.12
Sep09

Silent Sunday 9.9.12

 

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Paralympics
Sep06

Paralympics

When asked whether he prefers the Olympics or the Paralympics, my 8 year old son says the Paralympics. And I think I might just agree with him.The kids are fascinated by the back-stories of the Paralympians – were they born like that, did they lose a limb in an accident, did they lose it in a war-zone? Either way, the Paralympians are true heroes. They train as hard and make the same sacrifices as the Olympians, but they are...

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The kitchen sink
Sep02

The kitchen sink

I’m one of those people that likes to be organised and prepared. I NEVER travel light. My handbag is the size of a small country. I carry suncream (an adult one and a children’s one) from the end of March to the end of September. I carry tissues and baby wipes, I carry plasters, Calpol, Piriton, Rennies and sting relief. I am an obsessive hoarder, and carrier of, antibacterial hand gel (or ‘squirty’ as we call...

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