The politics of kids’ sport
Apr30

The politics of kids’ sport

We all know that parenting is political. It starts very young. We’re either the smug ones feeling proud of ourselves that our babies sleep through the nights, or the parents seething at someone else whose kids will eat anything. And it never stops. Whose child walks first? Is one school better than another? Is one kid on a better reading book than another? And as they get older… Is your kid the one who gets picked for the...

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Marathon training: Increasing the fuel
Apr29

Marathon training: Increasing the fuel

During the winter, I tried out various different possible fuels for my marathon. I’d never had anything other than a drink with me on a run before, but 26 miles burns 2600 calories, so it was essential that I learned to eat something while running. As an IBS sufferer, I have to be extra careful (although apparently 60% of long distance runners do have some stomach/ toilet trouble) and I felt that gels weren’t the way...

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Silent Sunday 28.4.19
Apr28

Silent Sunday 28.4.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 17
Apr27

Project 365 2019 Week 17

The kids went back to school and I’ve had a cold all week. I’m never ill and I always tell my kids that a cold isn’t an illness, it’s an inconvenience. I never usually slow down or rest with a cold, but I must admit this one has been more inconvenient than usual! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 111 – Sunday 21st April – Easter Sunday started with a 12 mile run for me. With only two...

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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
Apr26

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Every few months, I go to Sainsbury’s and buy myself a small pile of books, just because they’re cheap. I have a quick read of the blurbs, but I’m not looking for particular authors or particular books I’ve heard about, I’m just looking for something to read. Which is how I came to acquire Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan. An MP’s marriage is thrust into the spotlight and a barrister thinks...

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