Category Archives: Summer holidays

Yuck! Normal life resumes…..

That first day of normality after holidays is always awful. Last night when I set the weekday alarm on my phone for 6:25 am, my heart sank. This Summer has been, despite the weather, one of the best ever. We’ve … Continue reading

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My daughter’s Twitter "reign of terror"

Weeks ago, I got an email from Premier Inn advertising very, very cheap rooms. I decided to book one for a quick night away during our two week holiday. We’re spending the time at home mainly because we wanted to … Continue reading

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>Summer Holidays: Play in a week with Firefly Arts

>Just before we went on holiday, Anna did Firefly Art’s Play in a Week course. In just 24 hours across 4 days, her group of 14 children wrote, produced and rehearsed a 20 minute play. Then, on the Friday, they … Continue reading

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>Summer Holidays – Swallow Cottage, Munlochy Bay

> This is the view from Swallow Cottage which sits slightly above Munlochy Bay, on the Black Isle just north of Inverness.  It was taken at around 7.30 am on Friday 6th August and as you can see, at high … Continue reading

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>Anna’s been interviewed for Channel 4!

>The Edinburgh Science Festival is always a feature of the Easter Holidays for us and last year Anna discovered there that she could get the chance to be a public judge at the Dare Protoplay event in Edinburgh in August. … Continue reading

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>Edinburgh Fringe: The Comedy Club 4 Kids

>Due to work, by-elections and illness, I haven’t been near the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for years, but yesterday we went in with my sister and her children, none of whom had ever seen the colourful and varied array of street … Continue reading

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>Summer Holidays: A Day at East Links Family Park

>I feel so rubbish today. Totally exhausted, and everything hurts. If I hadn’t been so thirsty, I probably would have stayed in bed. This is entirely down to me completely overdoing it yesterday when we went to the East Links … Continue reading

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>We’re home!

>We got back last night from a wonderful week at a holiday cottage on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness. I’m not sure I want to tell you where it is cos you’ll all want to go there and … Continue reading

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>It’s the Summer Holidays!

>Anna is now on holiday for the next 7 weeks! It was great to turn off the alarm clock so that we didn’t have to get up at 7:20. Neither of us really like these early mornings and I’m looking … Continue reading

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