(Final) Christmas performances
Dec20

(Final) Christmas performances

This is a year of lasts for us. My daughter is in year 6 at school and not only is it her final year at primary school, it’s our final year of going there as a family. It’s been a long time – my eldest started there in 2005. And my eldest is in year 11. He would like to go to grammar school next year, so he may well be in his last year at his comprehensive. And even if he doesn’t move, life will feel very...

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Project 366 Week 12
Mar26

Project 366 Week 12

It’s been a fairly pleasant week, nothing exciting, but nice enough! We’re all looking forward to the Easter holidays now. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 80 – Sunday 20th March – the kids and I all ran for Sport Relief and it was a brilliant experience. I was especially proud of my 14 year old son for running 6 miles. Day 81 – Monday 21st March – it was a rare quiet day, without a lot...

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The Christmas concert 2015
Dec14

The Christmas concert 2015

As I dropped my son off ready for his school Christmas concert, I had a strange feeling of deja vu. Surely it wasn’t a whole year since the last one? Now he’s in year 10, these things are starting to become very familiar. This was his third concert! Then I stopped and thought again. No, it must have been his fourth. FOURTH? How did that happen? Sometimes it seems like he hasn’t been at secondary school long. And then...

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Loud ‘n’ Proud: School stuff
Apr02

Loud ‘n’ Proud: School stuff

At the end of term, the proud Mummy moments at school were coming thick and fast – we had the school rugby tournament and the general knowledge quiz, not to mention the school concert and my daughter’s class assembly. Every year, the school puts on a concert for everyone in the school who plays an instrument or sings to show what they can do. It doesn’t matter if they’ve only been playing a few months or if...

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Project 365 2015: Week 6
Feb07

Project 365 2015: Week 6

So now we’re out of January, which means I have to start doing maths to work out what day of the year it is! I quite like February because the days are definitely getting lighter and the end of the winter is in sight. And I am SO FED UP of the cold. I think it’s down to being indoors on my own all the time in the day. I feel cold permanently. So here’s our week in pictures… Day 32 – Sunday 1st February...

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