Thursday photo #258

With our school breaking up a little later than elsewhere in the UK, the Easter holidays were long awaited. What has also been long awaited is that feeling that things are getting a little easier. It is notable that since the last school holidays, the girls have become more independent. When things start to fall into place Over the past few months, Libby has started to show more of an interest in helping in the kitchen. She’s gradually taken over making breakfast for her and Lia. This varies in quality. Sometimes it’s jam or chocolate spread on toast. Other days…

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How to cope if your child becomes vegetarian

“Mum, I’ve decided to become a vegetarian.” Those few words fill parents with dread. Can you stop them? Will they change their mind? Won’t they get ill? And what on earth will you feed them? My six year old decided to become vegetarian a few weeks ago. It didn’t come as a surprise and having become vegetarian at a similar age myself, I was lucky. Not only could I turn to my own mum for advice on how to cope, I have remained vegetarian ever since. In fact these days, my diet is predominantly vegan because I didn’t fully transition…

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Polar Express Telford Christmas Experience

Occasionally, a family Christmas event comes along that gets under your skin. You vow to return every year but resign yourself to the fact it will never get any better. After all, how can you improve on perfection? For us, Polar Express Telford is that event. And yet since that first time in 2016, every year is a little better than the last. No pressure Polar Express Telford 2019 but the 2018 event will take a lot of beating! About Polar Express Telford The most important thing you need to know about Polar Express Telford is that those tickets sell…

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Thursday photo #257

After last week’s hectic schedule, it has been nice to take a step back from all the chaos over the past few days. Instead of having our usual family day out on Saturday, we baked a cake and walked to the local pub for lunch. The girls were going a bit stir crazy by the end of the day, but it was nice not to be rushing around for a change. Parent’s evening With the end of term comes parents evening as always. I have been pleasantly surprised by Libby’s parents evenings since she’s had her current teacher. She’s always…

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Preparing for the London Marathon

Have you ever been in one of those job interviews where they ask you what your weaknesses are? Put on the spot, you never know what to say. Is there any such thing as a good weakness? With the benefit of not being in a stressful situation, I can confidently say that spontaneity is one of my weaknesses. Because every now and then, I do something a bit reckless. There’s usually wine involved, like the time my friend and I drank a bottle of rosé and ended up in Venezuela. Often though, my impulsive actions lead me to find myself,…

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