Icy morning and Parkrun tourism
Jan31

Icy morning and Parkrun tourism

Last year I averaged a Parkrun two weeks out of three, which is pretty good. Things got in the way of me doing it every week – like my son’s rugby matches , holidays and my own half marathon training. But as I approached my all-important 50 Parkrun milestone and went beyond it, I managed to string 10 consecutive runs together – my record. And as running is pretty much the only thing I do for myself, I decided this...

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Young Voices 2017
Jan30

Young Voices 2017

Young Voices, the biggest school choir concert series in the world, is the highlight of our January. My daughter has taken part every year she has been able to – the whole of Key Stage 2. And so to year 6 and her final Young Voices! Young Voices is performed at huge venues around the UK over several nights. My daughter goes to the Genting Arena at the NEC in Birmingham. She had had even less practise than ever this year. She...

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Silent Sunday 29.1.17
Jan29

Silent Sunday 29.1.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 4
Jan28

Project 365 2017 Week 4

It’s been a funny old week, with an inset day and Young Voices, which made it feel that nobody was ever in the right place at the right time. It’s also been another cold week. I am so over cold! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 22 – Sunday 22nd January – another great result for my son’s football team. They won 5-1 and my son scored a hat trick, meaning he is comfortably the top scorer in his...

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Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin
Jan27

Mortal Causes by Ian Rankin

Mortal Causes is the sixth book in the Insepctor Rebus series by Ian Rankin. I started reading the Rebus books last year, after my dad gave me a few, and I’m gradually working my way through the series. It is August and the Edinburgh Festival is in full swing, when the brutally tortured body of a teenage boy is found in the city’s ancient subterranean streets. The nature of his death means Rebus suspects a sectarian...

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