Silent Sunday 22.9.19
Sep22

Silent Sunday 22.9.19

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Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson
Sep20

Rose Rivers by Jacqueline Wilson

Rose Rivers is the most recent book from the world of Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson. In fact, it’s from the world of Clover Moon. We first meet Rose in Jacqueline Wilson’s earlier novel, Clover Moon. Then Hetty, Clover and Rose all come together in Hetty Feather’s Christmas. Rose is the privileged eldest daughter of the artist who sketched Clover in Clover Moon. Rose is jealous that her twin brother, Rupert, has...

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Twenty-five years of running
Sep19

Twenty-five years of running

I started running 25 years ago. I went for my first run just before my 21st birthday. I’m going to be 46 soon, so that means I’ve clocked up a quarter of a century of running. I haven’t always run a lot, I haven’t always been a prolific half marathon runner. But I’ve never actually stopped running in all of that time. I started running because my husband (then boyfriend) wanted to. He felt he was getting...

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The athlete and looking forward
Sep16

The athlete and looking forward

We felt a bit sad when my son was dropped from the elite rugby team. Because of his injury, he hadn’t been given a fair chance to show what he could do. But if we’re honest, being a professional rugby player was never part of the plan, nor was training several times a week with the Academy of a Premiership rugby team. So now he can focus fully on his athletics. Athletics, and specifically long jump, is where my son’s...

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Silent Sunday 15.9.19
Sep15

Silent Sunday 15.9.19

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