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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Cycling in Copenhagen
Apr16

Cycling in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a really big cycling city, second only to Amsterdam, where we cycled a few years ago. So when in Rome (Copenhagen), we did as the Romans do and did some cycling. Cycling on holiday is a positive double whammy – it’s a good way to see more than you would see on foot and it’s a fun activity of its own accord. Win-win. Bike hire was very easy for us because we could hire them from our hotel, which is not...

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Remembering Jessica
Apr15

Remembering Jessica

Yesterday morning, a beautiful little girl was taken far too soon. Jessica was the daughter of fellow blogger, Louise. Born with half a working heart, she had her first operation in the womb. She wasn’t expected to live long. But she did. There were many operations over the years. Jessica was a poorly little girl, sometimes a very poorly little girl. The sort of illnesses that leave us poorly for a day or two or are sometimes...

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