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Thursday photo #305

It’s a strange thing when most of your daily interactions are via social media rather than in person. I’m not glued to social media, but it does form a big part of my life. It’s one of the best ways to share blog content and interact with others who do similar work. It’s also useful to interact with people who work from home, it would be quite lonely with no contact at all with anyone during office hours. That said, it definitely gives me a distorted perception of reality. A reality where people are panic buying toilet rolls and living…

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Things to do West Midlands Easter holidays 2020

School Easter holidays are approaching, so it’s time for a list of things to do in the West Midlands. All events are family friendly and I advise checking the relevant website for dates, times and changes to their schedule before visiting. Please let me know your favourite things to do in the West Midlands during the Easter holidays if they’re not on my list! For more things to do in the area from family or dog friendly attractions to ideas for a rainy day, head to my comprehensive days out guide. For ease, you can click on the area you’re interested…

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Thursday photo #304

Isn’t it strange how everything seems to take so much longer than anticipated? I’ve had some work postponed this week due to a problem with the client’s computer system. It seemed like the ideal time to make a start on decorating Libby’s bedroom. I thought I’d manage to get the sanding and filling done. The reality was a little different. I’ve ended up having to remove skirting boards and floorboards and now it’s much worse than it was when I started. I’m crossing my fingers the work computer system stays down for a little longer. Shopping I’ve never really been…

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Holes stage show at Malvern Theatres: Review

Stanley Yelnats. Spelt the same backwards as forwards, and that’s not the only unusual thing about Stanley. He was born into a family cursed with bad luck. That bad luck manifests itself when he’s accused of stealing a pair of trainers. Before long, Stanley finds himself in a labour camp, digging a hole a day in the blazing sun. The question is, why is he digging? Stanley doesn’t believe it’s just because it’s character building. Holes: The story When I first read about the concept of Holes, I wondered how digging holes could be made interesting and exciting for the…

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Things to do in Bristol city centre with children

Bristol is a city that truly has it all. Shopping, restaurants, nightlife and plenty of attractions to keep children entertained. Better still, much of it is accessible on foot. We headed to Bristol for the morning on a National Express coach. It’s just an hour from Cheltenham, ideal for popping into the city for brunch and a spot of shopping. If you’ve got a bit longer to spend there, here are a few ideas for things to do with the kids. All of these are accessible on foot from the bus station. SS Great Britain The iconic SS Great Britain…

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