Project 366 2020 Week 9
Feb29

Project 366 2020 Week 9

It’s been a busy week, with some big achievements for all of the kids. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 54 – Sunday 23rd February – a big day as my son was competing at the national indoor athletics competition in Sheffield. I’m pleased to say he got a season’s best jump of 6.29 – his third best jump of all time. I was proud of both of my boys today, as my eldest took his dad’s...

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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting
Feb28

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting

I saw The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting on my friend Erica’s blog, 92three30 and thought it sounded fascinating. Erica later said it was her favourite read of 2019, and I can see why! Set in the early 90s, the story is entirely told by Edvard, a young Norwegian man. When Edvard was just three years old, his parents died in mysterious circumstances in France. Edvard was with them at the time – and then...

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The athlete and a return to form
Feb26

The athlete and a return to form

The road to recovery for my son since he broke his pelvis last summer has been a slow one. Since recovering from the fracture, he has been plagued by shin splints. This has left him unable to train and unable to compete a lot of the time. But he was still determined to take part in the England Athletics Indoor Championships for his age group in Sheffield. His PB of 6.51 put him well over the qualification standard for this national...

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Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers
Feb24

Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers

A few months ago, I wrote this post – all about the importance of wearing our clothes for longer in the interests of the environment. For running clothes, it should be particularly as they don’t even ‘need’ to match. Buying too many clothes and not getting full use out of them is bad for the environment both in terms of the manufacturing process and disposal. While many of us pass clothing on to charity, a...

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Silent Sunday 23.2.20
Feb23

Silent Sunday 23.2.20

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