Tewkesbury half marathon 2022
May17

Tewkesbury half marathon 2022

Tewkesbury half marathon 2022 was my 21st half marathon and my third at Tewkesbury. My recovery from Manchester marathon hadn’t been great and I had worried that I might not be able to run it. I knew that I wouldn’t be running as fast as I usually do and would be happy with any time under two hours. I’d been signed up for Tewkesbury half marathon since 2019 and it had been repeatedly postponed. In all that time,...

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Silent Sunday 15.5.22
May15

Silent Sunday 15.5.22

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Mrs England by Stacey Halls
May13

Mrs England by Stacey Halls

Mrs England is the third novel by Stacey Halls, who writes historical fiction. I previously enjoyed her other two novels, The Familiars and The Foundling. This was also recommended by fellow bookworm, Anne of At Home a Lot blog. In 1904, Ruby May, a graduate of the famous Norland, leaves London behind to care for four children in Yorkshire. Their parents, Charles and Lilian England, are part of a wealthy dynasty of of mill owners....

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The joy of a puppy
May10

The joy of a puppy

Hetty the cockapoo (or cockerpoo) puppy is now five and bit months old and I can honestly say she brings us so much joy. This was what everyone told me about a dog, and what I hoped would happen. The first few weeks were undoubtedly hard, but the challenges get less and less, and now we mainly have joy. I know having a dog isn’t practical for everyone, but I really think that if everyone had one, there would be a lot more happy...

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Silent Sunday 8.5.22
May08

Silent Sunday 8.5.22

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