Silent Sunday 8.3.20
Mar08

Silent Sunday 8.3.20

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The Five by Hallie Rubenhold
Mar06

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

I read about The Five by Hallie Rubenhold on the Waterstones email and knew I had to have it. I ordered it immediately and received it on publication day. (I actually have to avoid reading the Waterstones email every week, otherwise I would buy far too many books.) The Five is a non-fiction book which gives the five victims of Jack the Ripper their stories back. Since 1888, their names have been synonymous only with their deaths and...

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Return to marathon training: Weeks 5 to 8
Mar04

Return to marathon training: Weeks 5 to 8

I am currently training for Brighton marathon in April – my second marathon following Newport last year. It will also be my husband’s first marathon. He is more or less following the same plan as me, but we only run together on Sundays. He does his body conditioning in the gym, whereas I do it at home. He also has to be careful not to run too much as he plays football twice a week. We are now over halfway through our...

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My son, travel and worry
Mar02

My son, travel and worry

My 18 year old son is very adventurous. He did the Three Peaks in under 24 hours at the age of 16. He did a 30 mile hike at the age of 14. And now he wants to travel. To be honest, he might have liked a year or a few months to travel this year. But he went and surprised us all by getting the only apprenticeship he applied for. He absolutely loves his apprenticeship and wouldn’t change it for the world, but he still has the...

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Silent Sunday 1.3.20
Mar01

Silent Sunday 1.3.20

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