How do you know if your child is talented at sport?
Aug31

How do you know if your child is talented at sport?

The other day, I saw a tweet about a webinar for parents of children aged 8-12 who are talented at sport. And I thought, how do you know that your child is talented at sport at that age? My own son is 17. He came fourth in the long jump at English Schools national athletics championships. He is also very high on the UK rankings. He is, without a doubt, talented at sport. But did I know that he was talented when he was 8? Or 12? No, I...

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Silent Sunday 29.8.21
Aug29

Silent Sunday 29.8.21

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The Cancer Ladies’ Running Club by Josie Lloyd
Aug27

The Cancer Ladies’ Running Club by Josie Lloyd

I picked up The Cancer Ladies’ Running Club by Josie Lloyd at Sainsbury’s a couple of months ago because I was looking for some lighter reads for summer. I’d read a book by Josie Lloyd probably nearly 20 years ago. I remembered the title (Come Together) and what the cover looked like, but couldn’t remember what it was about. Mainly I picked up The Cancer Ladies Running Club because of the magic word...

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Return to marathon training: Weeks 1 to 6
Aug26

Return to marathon training: Weeks 1 to 6

In July, I started training again for Newport marathon, which takes place on 24th October. Last year, I made it most of the way through training for Brighton marathon before it was cancelled due to Covid. I made a half-hearted start on training for Newport in January this year, but I was fairly confident it would be postponed from April, and it was! I follow Newport marathon’s own 15-week training plan, which works well for me...

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A  holiday to Center Parcs during Covid-19
Aug24

A holiday to Center Parcs during Covid-19

Last weekend, we went on a big family holiday to Center Parcs Longleat. There were 13 of us altogether – aged between 6 and 76. The holiday was postponed from this time last year. We could have gone last year, but there were restrictions. So we decided to postpone until 2021, when everything would be back to normal and there would be no restrictions. Spoiler alert: There were still restrictions. Up until a couple of weeks ago,...

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