Project 366 2020 Week 28
Jul11

Project 366 2020 Week 28

We celebrated 20 years of marriage and, while much of the world appears to have left lockdown, not a lot seems to have changed here. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 187 – Sunday 5th July – the first day which has felt more like summer for a while. I went for my 10 mile run on my own as my husband is still injured. I then did too much walking with the family! I went out for three walks totalling another 10...

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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
Jul10

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

As soon as I heard of The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, I knew that I wanted to read it. I was actually surprised I’d never heard of it before, as it won the Best First Novel category at the Costa Book Awards 2019. So I was very grateful to Clare Mackintosh’s Facebook book club (which previously introduced me to I Am, I Am, I Am) for bringing it to my attention. Although I was slightly concerned by all...

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Lockdown: The kids are all right (aren’t they?)
Jul08

Lockdown: The kids are all right (aren’t they?)

I’ve said before how my kids have thrived in lockdown. They’ve stepped up and made themselves useful around the house and they’ve worked hard to stay fit and active. It also been lovely to see the bond between my two younger kids grow stronger. My kids are definitely all right. Or so I thought. I went for a walk with my oldest friend the other day. Until then, I genuinely don’t think I’ve seen her at all...

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My daughter, hair and me
Jul06

My daughter, hair and me

As a child, I had short hair. I don’t really know why, but my mum said long hair was hard to look after. I envied little girls with beautiful long hair. This was the 70s and short hair on girls was a bit more normal than it is now, but it was still fairly unusual. Photographic evidence suggests it did start to grow at around the age of 7, but for some reason it was all cut off when I was 8. Strangely, I loved it. It was very...

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Silent Sunday 5.7.20
Jul05

Silent Sunday 5.7.20

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