Project 365 2018 Week 16
Apr21

Project 365 2018 Week 16

Back to school for the kids and the sun has finally arrived! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 105 – Sunday 15th April – my son had his first football match in ages. It was a really good game – a 6-0 win against a team at the top of the league, with a hat trick and man of the match for my son. Unfortunately he got elbowed in the nose and we fear that it may be broken for a third time (the second time in...

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Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson
Apr20

Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson is one of my favourite authors (Life After Life is possibly my favourite book EVER) and I thought I’d read all of her books, so I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover a couple that I hadn’t read, including Human Croquet. Set in the 1960s, It is the story of 16 year old Isobel Fairfax, an awkward and often lonely teenager raised variously by her mother, father, aunt, grandmother and stepmother. Her...

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Tewkesbury half marathon – to run or not to run?
Apr19

Tewkesbury half marathon – to run or not to run?

For at least a year now, I’ve had it in my mind that I’d like to run the Tewkesbury half marathon this year. Tewkesbury half marathon takes place in May, which means it could be quite warm and I don’t like running in heat. But most of the half marathons I run take place in the autumn, which means I’m training in the heat of the summer, so there’s really no difference. Last November, I got injured. It was...

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NCS – Changing lives, one Year 11 at a time
Apr18

NCS – Changing lives, one Year 11 at a time

Every year since 2011, young people who have just finished their GCSEs have been taking part in something special, challenging and uplifting. The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-backed program to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. But, as far as your average Year 11 is concerned, it’s all about having fun and making friends. They will hardly notice that they’re becoming more independent,...

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Parkrun in Copenhagen
Apr17

Parkrun in Copenhagen

On our first morning in Copenhagen, did we rush out to do some sightseeing straight after breakfast? Or did we have a leisurely lie-in after a long day of travelling and take it easy? We did neither of those things. We did what we always do on a Saturday morning – parkrun! I’ve never done parkrun on holiday before (there’s only one in Cornwall and it’s a long way from Padstow). It all started when I was...

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