Our ordinary weekends
Feb21

Our ordinary weekends

When I see people getting excited about the weekend on social media, I never really get it. Sometimes, dare I say it, I prefer weekdays. Our weekends aren’t exciting. We don’t go on family days out. We don’t have a lovely family DVD evening with popcorn. We don’t have a Friday night takeaway. Our weekends are all about sport. Our weekends have been about sport since my 15 year old son was 7. That’s a long...

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The Gallery: The Weekend
May08

The Gallery: The Weekend

At the end of a bank holiday in which the rest of the world seemed to be Doing Stuff – parks, countryside, beach, theme parks – and we had done the garden and cleaned the carpet (boring but necessary evils) we decided to have a day out. As my family can be a little bit anti-walks I was impressed when everyone readily agreed to a trip to the Malverns for a nice hilly walk. We weren’t the only ones. The place was...

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Weekends stretched to breaking point
Oct07

Weekends stretched to breaking point

Weekends. They’re supposed to be relaxing, aren’t they? In our house they are the most stressful time of the week. Our weekends are all about the sport. The football on the Saturday morning – my son’s under 9s team which has just started league games and is coached and managed by my husband. We have early starts and away games, forms to fill in and referees to pay, substitutions to organise, cash to collect,...

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