Stroud half marathon 2018
Oct23

Stroud half marathon 2018

I was feeling pretty positive about Stroud half marathon 2018, despite an ankle niggle the day before, because I had my husband and brother-in-law with me. Last year, I ran it all on my own and I had a real wobble about doing it at all. All three of us had got PBs at Cheltenham only three weeks previously, so I was going to be happy with anything in the region of 1 hour 50. The weather forecast was good, with sunny intervals. It was...

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Disorganised teenagers
Oct22

Disorganised teenagers

Teenagers are disorganised. Well, I can’t speak for all teenagers,  but I can definitely say that my two are disorganised. Here’s a glimpse into the kind of crap organisation we have to deal with constantly… The Explorers shirt My eldest went to Explorers in jeans and a T-shirt. This is against the rules. When you go to Explorers, you have to wear your Explorers shirt. I received two emails in the days following him...

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Silent Sunday 21.10.18
Oct21

Silent Sunday 21.10.18

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Happy birthday, 15 year old boy!
Oct20

Happy birthday, 15 year old boy!

Today, my beautiful younger son turns 15. He was born exactly four weeks after my 30th birthday, which means he has been a part of my life for a third of it. Which sounds like a really long time. On the one hand, I can’t remember or imagine life without him and on the other hand I’m amazed that he has been around for so long. Over the last year, the main thing my boy has done is to grow. This is the year he’s turned...

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Insurance for learner drivers
Oct19

Insurance for learner drivers

This post is in partnership with Veygo. Regular readers will know that my son recently passed his driving test. He passed first time and just three months after his 17th birthday. His instructor only started teaching at the start of the year and my son holds his current record for the least number of lessons before a pass – 19 and a half hours if you’re interested. We couldn’t be more proud of my son for what...

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