Another (not)parkrun PB
Apr22

Another (not)parkrun PB

After getting a surprise (not)parkrun PB a few weeks ago, I hadn’t quite managed to equal my time again, but I was consistently running 5k in under 23 minutes. On Saturday 10th April, my husband said he would pace me to a new PB. This isn’t something we’ve ever tried before. But I know he can run my PB pace very comfortably. We set off fast and within seconds I’d lost the radio on my phone. This is annoying as...

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My son, gaming and the eBay phase
Apr20

My son, gaming and the eBay phase

Nowhere in the parenting books does it say that, between the ages of 15 and 18, boys will go through the ‘eBay phase’. This is something my eldest went through and now my younger son is going through it too. From talking to other parents, it seems it is very common among teenage boys. It starts off small – maybe they are decluttering and decide to get rid of some old toys to make a few quid. Or maybe they want a new...

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Silent Sunday 18.4.21
Apr18

Silent Sunday 18.4.21

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
Apr16

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

I bought The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal last summer, but then didn’t get round to reading it. There was something about the cover which didn’t appeal (yes, I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover) and there was always another book or two which I was more excited to read. I would never have bought it at all if it wasn’t for the recommendation of fellow book blogger Carole from Carole Finds Her Wings....

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Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
Apr14

Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

My husband bought me Dear Child by Romy Hausmann for Valentine’s Day, with a bit of help from my daughter, who understands my taste in books very well! I hadn’t heard of it before, but it is definitely a book I would have chosen herself. A woman calling herself Lena is injured in a nasty car accident. Could this be the woman called Lena who was abducted 13 years ago? The woman’s daughter tells a story of a cabin in...

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