Camel Trail v South West Coast Path
Aug13

Camel Trail v South West Coast Path

Ever since my husband and I first went to Padstow in the 90s, the one thing we’ve always done is cycle the Camel Trail. In those pre-kids days, we cycled to Bodmin and once even made it to the end of the trail and back. Then got back to our holiday house and promptly fell asleep for two hours. That has NEVER happened to me before or since. Sleep is not one of my strong points. Once we had kids, we only ever managed to ride to...

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Silent Sunday 12.8.18
Aug12

Silent Sunday 12.8.18

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Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Aug10

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

I read an excerpt of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker in a newspaper some time ago. I found it very interesting, but also rather scary. Because Matthew Walker has studied sleep for over 20 years and has plenty of scientific evidence to prove that EVERYONE needs eight hours sleep a night. Regular readers will know I struggle with sleep. I’ve been a bit better lately – I haven’t seen 3 and I rarely even see 4, but I do...

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Adrenalin Quarry, Cornwall (and not being the mum holding the bags)
Aug08

Adrenalin Quarry, Cornwall (and not being the mum holding the bags)

My daughter is an adrenalin junkie (she takes after her dad) and is constantly asking to do things that are exciting, dangerous and expensive. We’ve said ‘no’ a lot of times, mainly because her requests often involve other countries and they always involve a lot of money. But, as we were on holiday in Padstow, we decided to pay a visit to Adrenalin Quarry in Cornwall. We go on holiday to Padstow every year and four...

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Return to Gromit Unleashed 2 (and being brave)
Aug06

Return to Gromit Unleashed 2 (and being brave)

We haven’t really had days out with the kids since they started doing sport at weekends, when the boys were aged 7 and 10. To be honest, I’m not sure we did them much before then either, because going out for the day with three young kids is hard work. And now they’re teenagers? They don’t always want to hang out with Mum and Dad, and definitely not with their siblings. But I was determined the kids and I would...

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