Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
May24

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

I know that Liane Moriarty is pretty big right now, but I’d never read any of her books before. So when I saw Nine Perfect Strangers for a good price in Sainsbury’s, I though I would give it a go. And I wasn’t disappointed. Nine strangers (although technically they’re no all strangers from each other as some are married or family) go to a luxury retreat, trying to change their lives. They want to get healthy,...

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What I carry in my running belt – from 5k to marathon
May23

What I carry in my running belt – from 5k to marathon

I recently saw someone on Instagram describe herself as a ‘kitchen sink runner’ and I realise I am one too. I like to be prepared! I always run with a running belt and as an absolute minimum carry my keys and a phone (for both music and safety). If I’m honest, I feel a bit of an idiot wearing a belt on parkrun and would prefer an armband, but have yet to find one that actually fits. With runners tending to be on the...

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Becoming a licensed chaperone
May21

Becoming a licensed chaperone

When kids take part in a performance, whether they’re starring in a Hollywood film or taking part in their dance school’s annual show, they need a chaperone. Until fairly recently, for the local dance shows, it was fine for chaperones to be parents. Some of them would probably have DBS from their work or other volunteering responsibilities and some of them wouldn’t. The ones without DBS wouldn’t take the kids...

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Leaving school
May20

Leaving school

So my eldest has left school. Not finished primary school. Not finished for his GCSEs. He has LEFT SCHOOL. Finished year 13. It’s a weird feeling. Where did those 14 years go to? How did that tiny boy, who had just turned 4, grow up into this big boy who is old enough to leave school? It’s a weird feeling to see the first of your babies leave school. 14 years is a very long time. It’s nearly a third of my life (and...

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Silent Sunday 19.5.19
May19

Silent Sunday 19.5.19

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