The Survivors by Jane Harper
Oct22

The Survivors by Jane Harper

The Survivors is the fourth novel by Jane Harper. Jane Harper writes superior detective fiction set in small town Australia, so I was really looking forward to reading The Survivors. As it says in a Sunday Times quote on the cover: ‘A new book by Harper is always an event’. I couldn’t agree more. The Survivors is set in Tasmania, rather than the heat of Harper’s usual settings. Kieran returns to his home town...

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Return to marathon training weeks 11 to 15
Oct21

Return to marathon training weeks 11 to 15

The final weeks of marathon training saw us reaching our longest training run before starting to taper. You can read about weeks 1 to 6 here and weeks 7 to 10 here. I switched my days about a bit in week 11 to allow me to have a day off training for my birthday. So I did body conditioning on Monday (Monday is always a rest day). I then did a 40 minute/ four mile intense interval session on Tuesday. These sessions never get any easier,...

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Happy birthday, 18 year old son!
Oct19

Happy birthday, 18 year old son!

My younger son, my beautiful boy, is 18 years old. I can’t believe I now have two adult ‘children’. My son came into the world as a big, grey baby. He was 9lb 3 and slow to start breathing and crying. He spent a few hours in special care due to a heart murmur, where he attracted a fair bit of attention. Even ‘normal’ sized babies were a phenomenon there. Nine pound babies were unheard of! My younger son...

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Silent Sunday 17.10.21
Oct17

Silent Sunday 17.10.21

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The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
Oct15

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

The Night She Disappeared is the latest thriller by Lisa Jewell. I love Lisa Jewell’s thrillers and had been looking forward to reading this one, but it’s currently only out in hardback. I have a rule of not buying myself hardbacks as they’re a waste of money. It’s OK for other people to buy them for me though, so I asked my eldest to get me this one for my birthday! And I’m so glad I did. It’s...

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