Thursday photo #282

Do you find yourself looking forward to a different time of year when things will be a little quieter? In the run-up to the school summer holidays, I was longing for things to calm down. Every evening and weekend was packed full of plans. Then the holidays came and we filled virtually every day. Now that the children are back to school I’m into a routine again, but outside of school hours, it’s jam packed as usual. Reading and mum guilt When Libby started school, we used to sit down after school every day to read a book with her.…

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Family holiday ideas for the winter

There’s nothing quite like a holiday to make the winter go quicker. Before having children, I’d often go away for a month or more in November. By the time I came back, it was nearly Christmas. The weather was properly cold, but the new year was in sight, so it felt like spring was already around the corner. Since getting a camper van, we’ve been making the most of UK holidays with the children in the colder months. Whilst it doesn’t make winter seem shorter, we all feel better for spending more time outside, whatever the weather. Here are a…

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Happiness is a dog on the beach

Do you know the dictionary definition of happiness? Don’t quote me, but I’m fairly certain if you looked it up you’d find a photo of a dog on a beach. Bombing around, chasing a ball and launching into the sea. Tail wagging, tongue sticking out and covered from head to toe in sand. No chance of stopping until the day is well and truly over. Then it’s time for their favourite dinner, before flopping onto a comfy bed for a head scratch before nodding off. That’s what happiness looks like. Walking my dog on the beach and seeing her having…

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Thursday photo #281

I often feel that I’m wandering along through life without much purpose. I know what I need to do, but managing to do all of it and retain some semblance of sanity seems a bit too much. Things seem to be falling into place from a work standpoint this week, but it’s at the expense of getting as much exercise as I usually try to do. It all seems like such a juggle, but I suppose I need to get one thing right before moving on to the next. Blogon Toys 2019 For the past few years, I’ve been going…

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Blackeyed Theatre’s Jane Eyre at Malvern Theatres: Review

From Charlotte Brontë’s decision to publish the book under a male pseudonym to the strong, female lead character, Jane Eyre is a feminist masterpiece. In contrast to many novels at the time, Brontë’s heroine fought for her own rights and freedoms. The pen name Currer Bell allowed readers to judge the book on its merits, rather than dismissing it due to its female author. This week, Blackeyed Theatre company brings an exciting adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre to the stage at Malvern Theatres. The show is running until Saturday, 28th September. About Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is a likeable character…

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