Tewkesbury half marathon trainers trouble
May22

Tewkesbury half marathon trainers trouble

I knew my running trainers didn’t have much life left in them, so I told myself I would get a new pair as soon as I’d run the Tewkesbury half marathon. What I SHOULD have told myself is that I would get a new pair as soon as I started training for the half marathon. Just over two weeks before the race, holes appeared in my trainers. The holes went all the way through. My foot was being forced towards the holes, putting...

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Leaving my son home alone
May21

Leaving my son home alone

I wrote very recently about wondering when is the right time to give my 16 year old son more freedom. He’s coming to the end of Year 12 now and could potentially be leaving home in just over a year and I want him to be prepared for the big, bad work and able to stand on his own two feet. But at the same time, my instinct is to protect him and keep him safe. As it happens, our hands were forced a bit on giving him more freedom....

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Silent Sunday 20.5.18
May20

Silent Sunday 20.5.18

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Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza
May18

Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza

Deadly Secrets is the sixth, and currently final, book in the Detective Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, which was published in April. Regular readers will know that I love the Erika Foster novels and I was desperately waiting for this one to be published. Then when it was published, I couldn’t find it in either Waterstones or Sainsbury’s, so I had to bite the bullet and order it from Amazon. Because I had to read...

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One parkrun, two PBs
May17

One parkrun, two PBs

In our family, spring seems to be the time of the parkrun PB. Last year, my younger son and I got multiple PBs in spring. My daughter recently got her first PB in two and a half years. Since he’s discovered running for pleasure, my husband has actually been running a lot more regularly and his times have been coming down. On 28th April, he got his first PB in a long time and came to within just three seconds of my time. My...

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