Happy birthday, 13 year old girl!
Mar14

Happy birthday, 13 year old girl!

So my daughter, my little girl, my youngest child, turns 13 today. How is my beautiful little girl a teenager already? I know I’m biased, but my daughter is a very special girl. I have two boys who are complete opposites to each other. When I had my daughter, I wanted a child who was halfway between the two of them. And that’s exactly what I got. She arrived on her due date, as if she intended to do things the way right...

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Why I wear a Contra running top
Mar12

Why I wear a Contra running top

I’ve said before that, for a runner, I have surprisingly little running kit. For me, running isn’t a fashion show. It’s just running. I don’t care what I look like when I run and if anyone else cares what I look like, that’s their problem, not mine. I replace my kit only when I need to because it’s worn out. In all the years I’ve been running, I’ve only ever had ONE long sleeved running...

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Her first periods
Mar11

Her first periods

My daughter had her first period last autumn. She was just 12 and a half. We were out in a restaurant (very rare for us) and she texted me from the toilet. I showed her how to roll up some toilet paper until we could get home. We already had supplies at home, following an earlier scare, so we had no worries there. She has coped brilliantly with her periods ever since. I know that there are girls who start their periods as young as 9...

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Silent Sunday 10.3.19
Mar10

Silent Sunday 10.3.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 10
Mar09

Project 365 2019 Week 10

My eldest had his A Level mocks this week. It’s crazy to think that in just over two months he will be doing the real things! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 62 – Sunday 3rd March – my husband, brother-in-law and I ran Warwick half marathon. I ran at my marathon pace, which was 22 minutes slower than my PB. The weather was very wet and cold, but I still enjoyed it. Day 63 – Monday 4th March –...

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