Acne, Roaccutane and skin worries
Aug05

Acne, Roaccutane and skin worries

My acne has been going downhill since around the time lockdown started. It may have even been just before. To cut a really long story short, I’ve had moderate to severe acne since I was 12 and I’m 46 now. I’d used various treatments on prescription over the years, but I never had clear skin. When I was 40, I finally took the plunge and went on Roaccutane, the strongest acne drug there is. I had a really terrible...

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Really missing parkrun
Aug03

Really missing parkrun

The last parkrun before lockdown took place on 14th March. And we still don’t know when the next one will be. I’ve missed it all along, but somehow I’m missing it more than ever now. Right from the start, we’ve done our family non-parkruns, which became official (not)parkrun a few weeks ago. Doing that little run around the streets near home is one of the absolute highlights of my week. And it breaks up the...

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Silent Sunday 2.8.20
Aug02

Silent Sunday 2.8.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 31
Jul31

Project 366 2020 Week 31

I can’t believe we are at the end of July. Even though 2020 has been the strangest year ever, the weeks are flying by. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 208 – Sunday 26th July – I started the day with a 10 mile run as usual. In the afternoon we went for a walk at the hill and got caught in a huge downpour. Then we bathed the guinea pigs. Neither of them are very keen on it, but it’s something that...

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Jul31

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

I picked up The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver in the dark depths of lockdown (along with My Brilliant Friend and another book) when the bookshops weren’t open. As I’ve said before, I try to avoid Amazon wherever possible. It’s not the sort of book I would normally choose, but I do try to read lighter books over the summer holidays, as I have less time to focus on reading. Although of course the kids have...

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