Parkrun: Four PBs in a row
Apr24

Parkrun: Four PBs in a row

It took me nearly a year of pushing myself to knock a single second off my Parkrun PB. A week later, unbelievably, I knocked another 17 seconds off my PB. Remarkably, a week later, I knocked a further five seconds off to get my 5k PB down to exactly 23 minutes. The following week, I didn’t just think I’d get a PB again, I didn’t hope I’d get a PB again, I KNEW I’d get a PB again. On the third week,...

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Silent Sunday 23.4.17
Apr22

Silent Sunday 23.4.17

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Project 365 2017 Week 16
Apr22

Project 365 2017 Week 16

It’s been a quiet second week of the school holidays spent at home for us. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 106 – Sunday 16th April – Easter Sunday! I don’t believe in going overboard with presents and chocolate at Easter, so my kids woke up to just one egg each from us. They had a small egg hunt in the garden with their little cousins, then we all went round to my parents’ for lunch (my...

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The handball tournament
Apr21

The handball tournament

My younger son does A LOT of sport at school (unlike his sister). Throughout the winter, games lessons mean rugby, but they also have PE lessons. PE varies a bit – they do gymnastics and various other sports. This year, they started playing handball. I don’t know much about handball at all. It’s an indoor team game, which has similarities to netball and basketball, although they shoot into a goal rather than a net....

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The reluctant housewife
Apr19

The reluctant housewife

I never wanted to be a housewife. I was one of those 20th century girls who believed they could have it all – university education, career, husband and kids. My plans definitely didn’t include being at home on my own hoovering and mopping floors. I had the university education and the career, although the career probably wasn’t as high-flying as the career my 15 year old self hoped for. I got the husband and the...

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