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 22.3.20
Mar22

Silent Sunday 22.3.20

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My son, Australia and coronavirus
Mar18

My son, Australia and coronavirus

After a wonderful time in Singapore and Malaysia, my son arrived in Sydney on Saturday morning. And he instantly realised coronavirus had changed the world. If he’d arrived less than a day later, he would have had to go into 14 day isolation – not ideal as he was leaving the country in eight days. I really wished he hadn’t gone there and had flown straight home from Singapore with his friend. He and his other friend...

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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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