The rabbits: then and now
Feb10

The rabbits: then and now

In December, we became ‘foster carers’ to two baby rabbits before Father Christmas delivered them to their rightful owners on Christmas Eve. I had rabbits as pets right from the age of 9 well into adulthood, so looking after them would be a doddle. Except that now rabbits come with a long list of instructions. In our day, I have to admit that the rabbits thrived largely on neglect. I’m not proud of that fact and I...

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Silent Sunday 9.2.20
Feb09

Silent Sunday 9.2.20

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Feb07

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I’d seen My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite on social media. I didn’t know much about it, but the title fascinated me, so I thought I would give it a go. When Korede’s dinner is interrupted by an urgent call from her sister, Ayoola, Korede knows what she has to do. She leaps into action with the bleach, after her sister kills yet another boyfriend, supposedly in self-defence. There is no build-up to...

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Return to marathon training: The early weeks
Feb05

Return to marathon training: The early weeks

Following Newport marathon last year, this year I have signed up for Brighton marathon. And my husband will be joining me – for his first ever marathon! Last year I followed the marathon training plan from the Newport marathon website, which worked well for me. So I have decided to follow the same plan again. My husband will keep the same plan as a guide, but is unlikely to manage running five times a week. He also plays...

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The HRT shortage
Feb03

The HRT shortage

Around the end of last summer, I became aware of a shortage of HRT in some parts of the country. I was lucky, I could still get mine. I went on HRT early last year, after months of horrendous night sweats. I would wake up most nights literally drenched in sweat and would end up sleeping on a towel. Needless to say, it was making my already troubled sleep even worse. Initially, I started on HRT tablets, but after a few months my GP was...

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