December without panto
Dec13

December without panto

So here we are. December. Almost certainly the most stressful month of the year. And for the first time since 2014, it is a December (almost) without panto. I don’t like winter and I don’t like December. For me (and of course for my daughter), panto was a shining light that brightened up winter. It was literally the only thing I liked about winter. So how is December without panto? It’s a bit weird, to be honest. I...

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Parkrun first lady – a dream come true
Dec11

Parkrun first lady – a dream come true

Ever since I finished as third woman at parkrun over two years ago (I’ve done it several times), it has been my dream to be the first lady across the line. Or even the second. Our parkrun is big, so it was never going to happen at ours. Maybe if the planets aligned and I had a really, really good day and there weren’t many other women there, I might just have made second. But never first. So I knew I would have to do it...

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The X Factor Final – a weekend away with my daughter
Dec10

The X Factor Final – a weekend away with my daughter

I’ve never had a weekend away on my own with just one of the kids. I know a lot of mums do. But I’m a bit of a nervous traveller. Earlier this year, I started to get braver and get out more, particularly with my daughter. One place we went was to the recording of The Greatest Dancer, a new TV talent show, which my daughter loved (of course). As part of the deal, we were given priority tickets to The X Factor final at SSE...

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Silent Sunday 9.12.18
Dec09

Silent Sunday 9.12.18

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Project 365 Weeks 48 & 49
Dec08

Project 365 Weeks 48 & 49

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, including a trip to The X Factor final for my daughter and I. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 328 – Sunday 25th November – I don’t like Sundays! There, I’ve said it. I always have too many jobs to do, like shopping, sorting out the recycling and cleaning the guinea pigs. Luckily the guinea pigs are very cute. I got lost on the way to my son’s...

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