My dad’s 100th parkrun
Aug14

My dad’s 100th parkrun

My dad ran his first parkrun in August 2016. Exactly three years later, he ran his 100th parkrun. My dad was 71 when he ran his first parkrun and he’d never run before. To be honest, he didn’t run that first parkrun, he walked it. But that’s OK – plenty of people do walk it and it is positively encouraged as a way of getting people to be more active. He actually only ran five times in 2016 and then had a three...

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Things to do in Nice
Aug12

Things to do in Nice

We’ve recently got home from a lovely holiday in Nice, in the south of France. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. But what is there to do there? Promenade des Anglais Nice has the most incredible long coastline, with stunning views. You can see for miles and you can walk it too, along the Promenade des Anglais, which is a 7km promenade all the way along the coast. If it feels like a British seaside...

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Silent Sunday 11.8.19
Aug11

Silent Sunday 11.8.19

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Project 365 2019 Week 32
Aug10

Project 365 2019 Week 32

Back to normal after our holiday, with work, cooler weather and endless driving the kids round. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 216 – Sunday 4th August – I felt very tired all day, still recovering from getting home from holiday. After taking so many beautiful photos in Nice (you can see some of them on Instagram), the only one I took was of the flowers in the garden. Look how tall one of them is! Day 217...

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Never Greener by Ruth Jones
Aug09

Never Greener by Ruth Jones

Never Greener is the debut novel by Gavin and Stacey and Stella creator, Ruth Jones. I love Gavin and Stacey (don’t we all?), so I had high hopes for it. It looked like it would be a good read for me over the summer, when I find I have less time to concentrate on a complicated plot line. Never Greener is the story of Kate and Callum. They first met in 1985, when Kate was a wannabe 22-year-old actress and Callum a married man of...

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