My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman
Jun05

My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman was one of my favourite reads of 2018. But it has taken until now for me to read another of his books. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises is a quirky, humorous and moving book about love, friendship and grief. Elsa is seven. But she’s not very good at being seven. Luckily her beloved Granny isn’t very good at being 77 either. Granny is Elsa’s only friend and she is a...

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My teenagers: Stepping up in lockdown
Jun03

My teenagers: Stepping up in lockdown

My teenagers have never done much to help around the house. And by ‘not much’, I mean nothing. I wasn’t one of those people that raised their kids to do chores from an early age. Maybe that was a mistake, but it’s too late now (please don’t bother telling me in comments what I should have done, because this was how I chose to raise my own kids and what’s done is done). Before lockdown, I struggled...

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Non-parkrun parkrun update
Jun01

Non-parkrun parkrun update

The last proper parkrun took place on 14th March. It was initially cancelled until the end of March, then the end of April. Now nobody has any idea when it will be back. I live in hope that it may be the autumn, but it could even be 2021. Who knows?! As soon as parkrun ended, we introduced our non-parkrun parkrun, which I mention pretty much every week in my Project 366 round-up posts. But that initial non-parkrun parkrun was a...

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Silent Sunday 31.5.20
May31

Silent Sunday 31.5.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 22
May30

Project 366 2020 Week 22

Week 10 of lockdown and it’s half term, but that doesn’t make much difference to us. The only person it actually affects at the moment is my daughter. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 145 – Sunday 24th May – a warm, sunny day and started the day with a 10 mile run, as usual. Went for a couple of walks and did a bit of weeding. We even had a long chat with my sister and her family over her fence....

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