Author Archives: Cheryl

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...

Talents

The Parable of the Talents (see below) is a well known Parable told by Jesus and is a story about investment. Most versions, talk about talents as a form of currency and biblical scholars talk about it as a gift … Continue reading

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Orbi Science Museum

“We are heading out to Orbi on Tuesday, fancy joining us?” A friend invited.  “Sure” I replied not knowing what I was signing up for.  It turns out that Orbi is a collaboration between Sega and BBC Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Legoland Discovery Center

Over the summer break, the only thing ‘J’ wanted to do was head out to Legoland Discovery Center in Odaiba.  So on a hot Friday morning, we headed out.  LDC- has a couple of rides, but it is more… of … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 4

Today sees the final post of my Summer Series- 50 Activities for older children. I have been working through the list alphabetically and have come to the final three sections. Outdoors Go Geocaching I love this activity as it can … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children Part 3

We are halfway through the  series and a third of the way through our summer holidays. I hope you’re finding this series useful, and have found activities to do with your brood. We’ve headed out on a few adventures- some … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children; Part 2

Keeping children entertained so there’s less fighting, limited amounts of time saying- ‘I’m bored’ or getting up to mischief due to boredom. That’s the aim of the list. Hopefully some of these activities are not too adult intensive and I’ve … Continue reading

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50 Summer Activities for Older Children

The summer holidays, I’m excited and anxious. This year our children broke up on the 30th June, going back on the 4th September. It’s great, but we are spending July in Tokyo and in the summer, Tokyo isn’t pleasant. (30+ … Continue reading

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Shimoda

Shimoda is a resort town on the Izu peninsula about 180km from Tokyo with some of the most beautiful beaches, we have found in Japan so far. We have visited Shimoda five times so far, and we are not the … Continue reading

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June’s Mountains

The final stretch down into the summer holidays has meant that I have been very focussed on getting things done. It has been been very empowering and motivating. Mountain 1: Physical Mountain This month: No mountain climbed. In fact, I … Continue reading

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May’s Mountains

June. Yikes- this year is flying by. I had an amazing holiday with my family in South Africa, and I don’t think that I managed any of the mountains. Which I was fine with. Let’s be honest- spending quality time … Continue reading

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