The Appeal by Janice Hallett
Sep10

The Appeal by Janice Hallett

I  bought The Appeal by Janice Hallett because I liked the cover. It looked like a historic crime novel, but it is actually a contemporary crime novel. The Appeal falls very much into the category of ‘cosy crime’, like Agatha Christie or Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, but that isn’t a bad thing. I absolutely loved The Appeal and couldn’t put it down. In the small town of Lockwood, an amateur...

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Cheltenham half marathon 2021
Sep07

Cheltenham half marathon 2021

Cheltenham half marathon 2021 was my 20th half marathon (or 21st if you count the virtual Cheltenham Challenge) and my seventh Cheltenham half marathon.  On 5th September 2021, there were five members of my family running Cheltenham half marathon. There were the usuals (my husband, brother-in-law and I), plus my sister running her first half marathon and my eldest running his second. I hadn’t trained for a half marathon, as...

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Silent Sunday 5.9.21
Sep05

Silent Sunday 5.9.21

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More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Sep03

More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

More Than a Woman is the latest non-fiction book from Caitlin Moran. It is the follow-up to her hugely successful and relatable How To Be a Woman. When she wrote that book in her early 30s, she felt she had being a woman sussed. She’d navigated the hardest parts of her life – her teens and early adulthood. She’d grown up, had relationships, got married and had kids. But then middle age crept up and she realised there...

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How do you know if your child is talented at sport?
Aug31

How do you know if your child is talented at sport?

The other day, I saw a tweet about a webinar for parents of children aged 8-12 who are talented at sport. And I thought, how do you know that your child is talented at sport at that age? My own son is 17. He came fourth in the long jump at English Schools national athletics championships. He is also very high on the UK rankings. He is, without a doubt, talented at sport. But did I know that he was talented when he was 8? Or 12? No, I...

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