Brighton marathon: It’s all over (for now)
Mar27

Brighton marathon: It’s all over (for now)

My husband and I have spent the last few weeks training for the Brighton marathon on 19th April. It was to be my second marathon, following Newport last year, and my husband’s first. With the situation with coronavirus changing almost by the day, we’d got to the point where we expected it to be postponed, but we weren’t going to cut back the training until we knew for definite. Just a few days earlier, we’d...

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Feelgood books to get you through self-isolation
Mar25

Feelgood books to get you through self-isolation

We are all going to be seeing a lot more of the insides of our own homes over the coming weeks. Whether you are in total self-isolation or just social distancing, we will all have more time to kill. While killing time, most of us will spend too long thinking and worrying about coronavirus – whether it’s concern for a relative, fears over your job or worries about the impact on the NHS. I think we can all agree that...

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Coronavirus and how it is affecting us
Mar23

Coronavirus and how it is affecting us

Coronavirus, or covid-19, is affecting every single one of us. This post isn’t about saying ‘we’ve got it really hard, feel sorry for us!’. Because we haven’t got it hard compared to most. We are a family consisting of a couple in our 40s and three teenage kids. None of us have any underlying health conditions. We are definitely the lucky ones. But these are unprecedented times and I wanted to record how...

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Silent Sunday 22.3.20
Mar22

Silent Sunday 22.3.20

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Project 366 2020: Weeks 11 & 12
Mar21

Project 366 2020: Weeks 11 & 12

It’s been another fairly challenging fortnight – with my son away on his travels, my daughter still having trouble at school (although things have improved slightly), living in the shadow of coronavirus and having to sort out my new bedroom, although that is of course a nice problem to have. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 68 – Sunday 8th March – we started the day with an 18 mile run, which...

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