Marathon fuelling experiments: Real sweets
Jan31

Marathon fuelling experiments: Real sweets

As I look forward to, and start to train for, my first ever marathon this year, I am continuing my experiments in fuelling. I’ve never bothered fuelling (eating while running) for a half marathon, but a full marathon burns up well over a day’s calories. If I’m to make it across the line, I need to know what I can eat. I’ve already tried specialist energy foods, but they are quite expensive. I know a lot of people fuel with jelly...

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The new lounge?
Jan30

The new lounge?

After replacing three bathrooms and a kitchen, all of which DESPERATELY needed replacing, in the five years since we’ve been in our house, our thoughts have turned to tackling the lounge. The lounge isn’t bad in the way the kitchen and bathrooms were bad. They were firmly stuck in the 80s and things had started to break – we had a sink with a hole in the kitchen that drained straight into the cupboard and a toilet...

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Did my daughter enjoy the amateur panto as much as the professional one?
Jan29

Did my daughter enjoy the amateur panto as much as the professional one?

After three years of happily taking part in a professional panto, my daughter sadly had that opportunity taken away from her for 2018. But she still wanted to perform. So we found her an amateur panto to take part in instead. It definitely did a good job in filling the gap and healing a bit of the pain. But did she enjoy the amateur panto as much as the professional panto? One of the big differences between an amateur panto and a...

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Night sweats, the perimenopause and HRT
Jan28

Night sweats, the perimenopause and HRT

About a year ago, I started sweating at night. In winter and only wearing underwear in bed, I would wake up literally drenched in sweat. Not every night, but two or three nights a week. Sometimes it was so bad that I couldn’t bear to get back into my soaking bed, so I would take myself to the spare room for the rest of the night. I know that night sweats are a symptom of the menopause. I also know that they can be a symptom of...

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Silent Sunday 27.1.19
Jan27

Silent Sunday 27.1.19

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