Crime dramas to enjoy during lockdown
Feb08

Crime dramas to enjoy during lockdown

So here we are into week 5 of lockdown 3 and there’s not a lot to do. But one thing we’ve found which has really helped us through is watching TV crime dramas. We’re not actually big TV viewers, but having a series to focus on has helped fill the time and given us something to look forward to every day. I know it seems strange when you’re watching a programme about serial killers, but I actually find watching a...

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Project 365 2017 Week 9
Mar04

Project 365 2017 Week 9

The photos this week are pretty boring – and seemed to be largely focused on my own entertainment, but we’ve had some good news, so it’s been a good week. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 57 – Sunday 26th February – My daughter took part in a Scouts cooking competition, which is quite remarkable for a girl who has never cooked in her life before. Needless to say, her team didn’t come in...

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Sky Sports v Dance Moms v Me
Feb07

Sky Sports v Dance Moms v Me

We have only one working TV in our house, which is ridiculous for a family of five with three big kids. If it was up to me, it would be off 98% of the time, just going on once in the evening for a drama or comedy. But it’s not up to me. Instead, the TV is the source of endless frustration and arguments. Because everyone wants to watch it. And if you’re foolish enough to leave the settee to go to the toilet, get a drink or...

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Not watching TV
Apr19

Not watching TV

Some people, normal people, maybe even you reading this now, watch box sets. They binge on them. They watch loads of episodes at a time. On consecutive days. How do they do that? I’m pretty sure they don’t have a 14 year old, a 12 year old and a 10 year old. Because I don’t really watch TV. Not through choice. I’m not a huge fan. I’ve never been an addict, but I’d like to sit down and watch ONE...

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Screen time
Apr15

Screen time

When my younger son got the dreaded Xbox over a year ago, both boys would play and play and play some more. We soon realised they were playing far too much. So we set a timer! Result! They had an hour on the Xbox a day. That worked. For a week or two. But then my younger son just drifted off and picked up whatever device was available to watch YouTube videos or play games like Clash of Clans. This was harder to police. There was no...

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