The Power by Naomi Alderman
Feb22

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I bought The Power way back in September with my birthday money, because the blurb sounded interesting. But when I posted a photo on Instagram, someone told me they’d heard mixed reviews about it. Then I remembered that it was a book my friend had really disliked. What had I done?! It took me several months to pluck up the courage to read it. In The Power women and teenage girls all over the world are suddenly discovering they...

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Our ordinary weekends
Feb21

Our ordinary weekends

When I see people getting excited about the weekend on social media, I never really get it. Sometimes, dare I say it, I prefer weekdays. Our weekends aren’t exciting. We don’t go on family days out. We don’t have a lovely family DVD evening with popcorn. We don’t have a Friday night takeaway. Our weekends are all about sport. Our weekends have been about sport since my 15 year old son was 7. That’s a long...

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Getting her shine back
Feb19

Getting her shine back

If was to describe my daughter, I would say she shines. All of my kids are likeable, of course (yes, I’m biased), but her likability shines out of her. There is something about her that draws people to her. She smiles. She’s friendly with a good sense of humour. She’s caring and kind. She’s well behaved and hardworking, without being a goody-goody or a show off. She looks a bit different with her very long hair...

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Marathon training: The first few weeks
Feb18

Marathon training: The first few weeks

I’ve decided not to bore you by updating you on my marathon training every single week. Especially as the first couple of weeks on my training plan involved less running than I usually do. I decided to follow Newport marathon’s own training plan, which only lasts 15 weeks and starts off slowly, but then builds up very quickly. The first week recommended just three runs, with the longest being a 60 minute ‘light...

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Silent Sunday 17.2.19
Feb17

Silent Sunday 17.2.19

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