Silent Sunday 14.4.19
Apr14

Silent Sunday 14.4.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 15
Apr13

Project 365 2019 Week 15

The Easter holidays are well underway, my son is finally home from Germany and of course I’ve got more work than I’ve had for the last month. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 97 – Sunday 7th April – my husband and I took my daughter and her two best friends to Alton Towers for the day. I really don’t like Alton Towers and didn’t want to go, but the girls had such a lovely time that I...

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A Cotswold Family Life by Clare Mackintosh
Apr12

A Cotswold Family Life by Clare Mackintosh

A few weeks ago, I went to see Clare Mackintosh speak at our local Waterstones. Clare Mackintosh is one of my favourite authors. She wrote the brilliant I Let You Go and the almost as brilliant I See You and Let Me Lie. But she wasn’t talking about her fantastic thrillers at Watersones, she was talking about her new book, A Cotswold Family Life. This is a collection of writing about family life in the Cotswolds (it does exactly...

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Marathon training: Carb loading and the marathon weight gain
Apr11

Marathon training: Carb loading and the marathon weight gain

When you’re training for a marathon, you must lose loads of weight, right? Er – not necessarily. Marathon training is a funny thing. It’s not just running. It takes over your whole life. Every day, your next run and the run after that is on your mind. You need to work round them and fit them into your life and that isn’t easy. And you have to make allowances with what you eat. When exercising, it is the food...

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Marathon training: Weeks nine to 11
Apr09

Marathon training: Weeks nine to 11

Before I talk in detail about weeks nine to 11 of my marathon training, I need to give huge credit to my husband for his support. I have been a runner, to a greater or lesser extent, for my entire adult life and have always run alone. About a year ago, my husband and I started running together on a Sunday morning, because they kids are old enough to be left alone. My husband isn’t training for the marathon, yet he has carried on...

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