Win a pair of Treads school shoes #ad
Jul23

Win a pair of Treads school shoes #ad

Treads are kindly supplying one pair of school shoes to the winner. They also kindly supplied me with two pairs of school shoes for my kids to try. #ad It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about school shoes for the big return to school. Let’s be honest, we nearly all buy new school shoes when the kids have been off school for six or seven weeks. But, by the time they go back, many kids will have been off...

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Why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy
Jul22

Why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy

It’s been over a year since my son left the girls’ grammar school where he had studied for two years. He walked in there with 6 Bs and 3 Cs at GCSE, slightly lower than he had expected/ hoped to get. He walked out of there with an A and 2 Bs at A Level – higher than he could have hoped for in his wildest dreams. Need I even say any more about why a girls’ grammar school might be the best choice for a boy? But I...

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Why I’m not running Brighton marathon 2021
Jul20

Why I’m not running Brighton marathon 2021

At the start of the year, I spent over two months training for Brighton marathon. I’d worked hard, followed my plan and was enjoying the training. I was also excited about going to Brighton, a place I’ve only been to a couple of times before. It was to be my husband’s first marathon and he had worked hard for it too. But, just over a month before the race and just after my first 18 mile training run, we all know what...

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Silent Sunday 19.7.20
Jul19

Silent Sunday 19.7.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 29
Jul18

Project 366 2020 Week 29

It’s been a busy week of work and the weather has felt like October most of the time. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 194 – Sunday 12th July – since we last went for a walk up the Malverns a few weeks ago, my daughter has been begging to go again. Knowing I couldn’t manage it after a long run, I replaced my usual 10 mile run with four miles. My daughter was keen to get to the top of the highest...

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