My daughter and the scary book
Jan17

My daughter and the scary book

Regular readers will know that my daughter is a huge Jacqueline Wilson fan. But she has read nearly all of her books now and is starting to get a bit old for them. So we’ve been looking for new books for her to read. Last year, she read Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. It is set in World War II (something she is interested in) and is a bit of mystery. She’d never read a mystery book before, but really enjoyed...

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Parkrun 2018: End of year report
Jan15

Parkrun 2018: End of year report

2018 was another busy parkrun year for my family, with my husband, dad and I running more times than ever. But we’re not the only ones, parkrun is something my whole family does. We’ve also got out and about and tried a few different parkruns. So I thought I’d compile an end of year report for all of us. And the main conclusion is – we all need to volunteer a bit more! Me Number of runs: 44 Number of different...

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Marathon training: Experiments in fuelling – energy foods
Jan14

Marathon training: Experiments in fuelling – energy foods

When I run a half marathon, or train for one, I don’t fuel (take on any food or gels). I’ve never needed to and I’ve never hit a wall, unlike my running partners in crime, my husband and brother-in-law. The only ‘fuel’ I have when running any distance of six miles or more is a bottle of low calories Lucozade Sport. The only reason it’s low calorie is because it’s lemon flavour and they...

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Silent Sunday 13.1.19
Jan13

Silent Sunday 13.1.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 2
Jan12

Project 365 2019 Week 2

After the lovely, relaxing break that was Christmas, I’d forgotten how full-on real life actually is. I think the word which sums up my week would be ‘frazzled’. But I’m pleased to have had a reasonable amount of work this week, as it often takes a few weeks to pick back up after Christmas. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 6 – Sunday 6th January – just as professional pantos are...

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