Silent Sunday 22.4.18
Apr22

Silent Sunday 22.4.18

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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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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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