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Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks / Loud ‘n’ Proud

Without a doubt, year 10 has been the most challenging in The Teenager’s educational journey thus far. The pressure of GCSEs landed heavily from day one and we’ve had a continual round of parents evenings, end of unit tests, mock GCSEs blah, blah, blah, ever since. Despite most of the actual GCSEs taking place in year 11, the school is […] Read more…

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My Better Half / Loud ‘n’ Proud

When I came up with the idea of ‘Loud ‘n’ Proud’ it was intended as a place to share our highs: personal achievements, people we were proud of, things we wanted to share but felt awkward doing so on Facebook. What better place than on a personal blog? I’ve realised just recently that nearly all my Loud ‘n’ […] Read more…

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In the Spotlight

Being relatively close in age and sharing the same heritage, most people expect The Teenager and The Drama Queen to be alike. There are of course certain similarities looks-wise but as far as personalities go, they are completely different. In fact they are like chalk and cheese! The Drama Queen lives up to her name by seeking the limelight. When younger, she would […] Read more…

A Change of Plan / Loud ‘n’ Proud

Although I was looking forward to a quiet half term, we had made some loose plans – autumn walks, swimming with friends, a day out in London and family to stay over for the weekend. Then I did my back in. On Monday morning, just before leaving for my monthly Osteopath appointment, I flipped the duvet across the bed […] Read more…

Conquering Snowdon

Well we did it. We well and truly did it. And the best bit? We managed to walk for an entire 6.5 hours without one argument – that little achievement in itself is deserving of the £950 we raised for Macmillan! Aside from the regular 40 minute dog walk at weekends, we aren’t what I […] Read more…

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MADS: The Rivals

My goodness, is it really September already? The kids have gone back to school, the first leaves are falling from the trees and not only that……the MAD Blog Awards are a mere 36 hours away! I’m not sure if I’m in denial or a state of shock but even after 4 months (that’s how long […] Read more…

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Teachers, It’s Over to You….

I’ve been contemplating this ‘Loud ‘n’ Proud’ come back for a while now (in case you haven’t noticed, we took a break during August). The knowledge that I would be kicking off the post-summer proceedings, left me feeling somewhat under pressure. As I cast my mind back over the last 6 weeks, I found it […] Read more…

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Two Small Fishes?

On our return from holiday earlier this year, I reluctantly turned my attention to the pile of mail which had accumulated over the 7 days we were absent.  In amongst the bills and junk mail lay two letters, proper letters, ones I had come to recognise as being from the girls’ secondary school.  Having only […] Read more…

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What’s Occurring? #loudnproud

The first sign came when the proffered hand, the one that used to be held with grateful enthusiasm, was refused. No, I’m not talking about a rocky patch between the OH and I, I’m referring to my once cute, affectionate, loving little boy moving over to the dark side. Because just recently, I’ve noticed more […] Read more…

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