The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Sep25

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

I’d never heard of The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, but my friend thought I would like it (she was right!), so she lent it to me. My friend read it while she was on holiday in Cornwall, which is absolutely the best time to read it. She thought of me because I was on holiday in Cornwall at exactly the same time. The Salt Path is a true story of a middle-aged couple, Raynor and her beloved husband Moth, who walk the South West Coast...

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Back to school, back to normal?
Sep24

Back to school, back to normal?

It’s already been three weeks since my kids went back to school. Although they were looking forward to a bit of normality after six months at home, going back to school hasn’t really been going back to normal. Initially they were very underwhelmed by their return. As my son said, ‘It’s school, but without the fun bits’. And school without the fun bits isn’t much fun at all. And it certainly...

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Big up the athletics coaches
Sep21

Big up the athletics coaches

I think I know who the nicest people in the world are. They are athletics coaches. Athletics coaches and the officials at competitions are all volunteers. They give up their time to support young people and adults with their athletics. They are usually at least middle aged and some of them are verging on elderly. Most of them are former athletes themselves, some still compete as veterans and some are parents who started out when their...

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Silent Sunday 20.9.20
Sep20

Silent Sunday 20.9.20

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Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sep18

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison is a stunning piece of literature about the life of a ‘free’ slave. Like many people following the murder of George Floyd and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, I was keen to diversify my reading, so my friend lent me Beloved. (My reading isn’t entirely white, middle class woman – I’ve read My Sister the Serial Killer and The Confessions of Frannie Langton this year...

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