The Pre-Christmas Clean

This is a collaborative post I think most people are familiar with the idea of a spring clean, but how many of us do a Christmas clean too? I find that it’s a key time for us to get the house sorted – we always tend to have a really…

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Winter Gardening and Spring Preparations

This is a collaborative post The week before last Damian had a big tidy round of our garden and it really does look so much better for it. I fully admit that I am not the green-fingered member of the family, and, thankfully Damian and Emma seem to enjoy being…

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Building Confidence with Public Speaking

I wrote last month about the WWF badges project that the children did. This was something that I set up as I was keen to help build the children’s confidence with talking in public. I noticed a few months back that E seemed to be becoming increasingly reluctant to speak…

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Choosing our Christmas Outfits

This is a collaborative post This year, Christmas will look a little different for us. We have, since being married, travelled around from place to place and, if I’m honest as nice as it is having dinner prepared for us it does get a bit tiring driving from place to…

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Practical Maths Lessons

One of the things that my eldest has struggled with a little is maths. I’m not sure what the blocker is, but he is quite resistant to doing anything that looks like maths. I decided that we would have a real back to basics approach with him and go back…

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