A perfect present
Jul31

A perfect present

I take birthdays in our house quite seriously. I get a lot of pleasure out of buying the right presents and designing personal cards on Funky Pigeon. There are always banners and balloons – and regular readers will know about our Pumba tradition. Back when I was about 22, my husband put my birthday cards in Pumba’s mouth and he has come out for every single birthday since. But when it comes to other celebrations, like...

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Three Peaks Challenge – the climb
Jul18

Three Peaks Challenge – the climb

The team got up at 5 for the start of the Three Peaks Challenge and started climbing Ben Nevis at 6. It was tough. The two boys and B led the way, with A struggling a bit more and my husband and D keeping him company at the back. They were at the top of the mountain just after 8 and finished it in 4 hours and 18 minutes. I’d imagined they would take some lovely photos of the scenery, but they didn’t have time. Just a...

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Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning
Jul17

Three Peaks Challenge – the beginning

For a long time, it has been my eldest’s dream to do the Three Peaks Challenge. If you don’t know what that is, it’s climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, Wales and England – Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike – in under 24 hours. So that’s climbing three big mountains, and all of the strain that puts on your legs and body, plus a lot of travelling and sleep deprivation. It’s a really...

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Silent Sunday 16.7.17
Jul16

Silent Sunday 16.7.17

 

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Project 365 2017 Week 28
Jul15

Project 365 2017 Week 28

It’s been another week as we edge ever closer to the end of term and the end of primary school. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 190 – Sunday 9th July – my two adventurers returned from a successful Three Peaks mission. I’ll tell you the full story soon. Day 191 – Monday 10th July – I took part in the best school fundraiser ever – by going back to school! It was great fun, apart...

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