My daughter and the parkrun PB
Apr30

My daughter and the parkrun PB

My daughter has a love-hate relationship with parkrun. More love than hate, if I’m honest. These days, she usually only runs with us if the alternative is to be left at home alone, something she really dislikes. She got her PB of 29:31 in October 2015 and has never really come near it since. Her best times in 2016 and 2017 started with a 31 and most of the time she runs 5k in about 35 or 36 minutes. She doesn’t run often...

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Silent Sunday 29.4.18
Apr29

Silent Sunday 29.4.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 17
Apr28

Project 365 2018 Week 17

The ‘heatwave’ was short-lived and we were back to chilly, damp weather this week. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 112 – Sunday 22nd April – started the day with a 10 mile run in preparation for the Tewkesbury half marathon in three weeks. Dropped my daughter off at a party, then the plan was to pick her up before picking my son up from his D of E, but he finished three hours early, so I ended up...

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Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Apr27

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh was one of my absolute favourite reads of last year, with her second novel, I See You, not far behind. So when I saw her latest novel, Let Me Lie, in the airport on the way to Copenhagen, I knew I had to grab it! And I wasn’t disappointed. A year on from her mother’s suicide, new mum Anna is still coming to terms with it. Caroline Johnson threw herself off a cliff, just months after her...

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The Danish climate
Apr26

The Danish climate

When we booked our holiday to Copenhagen, I was so excited. Then a few weeks later, I thought ‘what the hell are we doing going somewhere north of Britain at the start of April?’. We’re not sun worshippers, in fact some members of my family struggle with the heat, but a warmer climate would have been nice, especially after the terrible weather we’d had at home in March. As the holiday crept closer, we kept...

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