What I read in 2021
Jan18

What I read in 2021

Reading is my absolute favourite thing to do. Whenever I have any spare time, I read. I’d much rather read than watch TV or spend time on the internet. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and I don’t spend as much time reading as I would like, but I certainly read every day, even if it is only for a few minutes some days. A book usually takes me seven to 10 days to read, but I’ve had books I’ve read in three...

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Silent Sunday 16.1.22
Jan16

Silent Sunday 16.1.22

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Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her by Daisy May Cooper
Jan14

Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her by Daisy May Cooper

Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her is the autobiography of Daisy May Cooper, which was published late last year. I very nearly pre-ordered a signed copy, complete with hand-drawn ‘wonky knob’, but then I had a word with myself. I don’t generally spend money on hardbacks, because they’re expensive and I read them too quickly. Then I regretted not ordering one. As it happens, Waterstones had a half...

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Did I spend 1000 hours outside in 2021?
Jan13

Did I spend 1000 hours outside in 2021?

At the start of 2021, I set out to spend 1000 hours outside for the year. Or to see if I did spend around that amount of time outside, at any rate! I am a person who loves being outside and always spend a lot of time out there. If you say it quickly enough, 1000 hours in a year doesn’t sound that much. But, when you break it down, you realise that it’s actually an average of two hours and 45 minutes a day. Every day. Even...

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How far did I run in 2021?
Jan11

How far did I run in 2021?

2021 started just as most of 2020 had ended – with a lot of uncertainty! With Covid cases still rising, would we be able to get back to races this year? Would parkrun come back? I started training for Newport marathon on 4th January, ready for the race on 18th April, but I knew it would be a miracle if it went ahead. It was postponed two weeks later. I was also booked in for the Tewkesbury half marathon and Cheltenham Challenge...

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