Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers
Feb24

Running clothes, recycling and the kindness of strangers

A few months ago, I wrote this post – all about the importance of wearing our clothes for longer in the interests of the environment. For running clothes, it should be particularly as they don’t even ‘need’ to match. Buying too many clothes and not getting full use out of them is bad for the environment both in terms of the manufacturing process and disposal. While many of us pass clothing on to charity, a...

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Silent Sunday 23.2.20
Feb23

Silent Sunday 23.2.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 8
Feb22

Project 366 2020 Week 8

It’s been a very quiet half term in our house. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 47 – Sunday 16th February – a 14 mile training run today. This week’s run was a lot better than last week’s. We were still feeling the after-effects of Storm Dennis, but it wasn’t too bad. Needless to say, the football was called off as usual. Day 48 – Monday 17th February – the start of half...

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Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson
Feb21

Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson

My daughter and I recently read Lily Alone, which is one of the very few Jacqueline Wilson books she hasn’t already read. Lily lives in a cramped two-bedroom flat with her mum, six-year-old twins Baxter and Bliss, and her three-year-old sister, Pixie. Her mum tells her she will make a lovely mum herself one day, but Lily doesn’t ever want kids. She just wants to be alone. Lily’s mum is just 26. She is single and...

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The athlete and the triple jump PB
Feb19

The athlete and the triple jump PB

Although my son is a long jumper, like most long jumpers, he is also quite good at triple jump. (And most triple jumpers are also quite good at long jump!) Last season, he only competed in triple jump a handful of times – generally coming third. His triple jump was good enough for him to represent the district in the county championships. Unfortunately, his long jump competition at the county championships lasted so long at that...

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