Interrailing: A post-exam or gap year adventure
Sep27

Interrailing: A post-exam or gap year adventure

If your year 13 or final year university grown up child is already starting to think about how they might celebrate the end of exams, interrailing is a great option. If they don’t fancy the more usual lads’ or girls’ holiday by a pool somewhere hot, interrailing is a fantastic adventure. It is a brilliant way to see and experience Europe (and great for teaching them independence if they’re just about to go to...

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Silent Sunday 15.5.22
May15

Silent Sunday 15.5.22

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My son, his travels, coronavirus and me
Mar17

My son, his travels, coronavirus and me

Regular readers will know that I was very worried about my son going on his travels a couple of weeks ago. It was his dream trip, which he had completely planned and paid for himself. He was flying to Singapore, spending some time in Malaysia, then flying on to Sydney. He was going to be away for nearly three weeks. On the morning he set off, my husband and I drove him to the bus station to catch a coach to Heathrow. But we went in...

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My son, travel and worry
Mar02

My son, travel and worry

My 18 year old son is very adventurous. He did the Three Peaks in under 24 hours at the age of 16. He did a 30 mile hike at the age of 14. And now he wants to travel. To be honest, he might have liked a year or a few months to travel this year. But he went and surprised us all by getting the only apprenticeship he applied for. He absolutely loves his apprenticeship and wouldn’t change it for the world, but he still has the...

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A birthday photo walk in Bristol
Nov02

A birthday photo walk in Bristol

As my younger son’s birthday fell in half-term, we wanted to actually do something to celebrate. But, just as he didn’t know what he wanted as presents, he didn’t know what he wanted to do either. We talked briefly about a trip to London, but soon rejected it on the grounds of being both expensive and time-consuming. Then my son mentioned that he needed to do some landscape photography for his art homework. So we...

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