Why running is good for mental health
Mar09

Why running is good for mental health

I think most people’s mental health has taken a knock over the last year. But for me, and many others, running has been a huge help. I’ll be open with you from the start here – I don’t have mental health problems. But I do have mental health. We all do. And it’s important to look after that. I am a big worrier though. I wake up most days worrying about stupid things. I often feel overwhelmed by them. Then...

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Silent Sunday 7.3.21
Mar07

Silent Sunday 7.3.21

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Mar05

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a modern classic which somehow passed me by when it was published. To be honest, there are plenty of modern classics that pass me by, so I shouldn’t be surprised, especially as this was published when I was busy giving birth to small boys! Like most people, I knew that Life of Pi was ‘the book about the boy on the boat with the tiger’, but didn’t know much more than that. I was...

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The (not)parkrun PB
Mar04

The (not)parkrun PB

I have run a (not)parkrun every week since parkrun ended on 14th March last year. The first few weeks were unofficial, then in June last year it became an official thing. Whenever possible, I run my (not)parkrun 5k as close as possible to 9am on a Saturday – generally with my husband and my younger son. On the weeks when this hasn’t been possible because we’ve been busy (weeks when we would normally have done parkrun...

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The 500th invoice
Mar02

The 500th invoice

I’ve just issued my 500th invoice as a freelancer – to the company I issued my first invoice to, my very first client. I’ve been a freelance writer for nearly seven years now. I’ve worked for a lot of clients in that time, mainly small businesses wanting one or two bits of web copy, a short article or a press release. But I’ve also had clients that have stuck around for a long time – including that...

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