Silent Sunday 26.9.21
Sep26

Silent Sunday 26.9.21

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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Sep24

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

I’d seen Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell quite a bit on social media. I knew it was an award winning literary novel. My friend Suzanne from Inside, Outside and Beyond blog told me it’s a book you need to savour and read slowly. I must admit, I’m not keen on reading slowly. If I enjoy a book, I read it quickly. I devour it. As I needed to savour it, I bought it a couple of months ago and put it away until the kids...

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Return to marathon training: Weeks 7 to 10
Sep21

Return to marathon training: Weeks 7 to 10

As I approached the middle of my training for Newport marathon 2021, I’d reached the point where my legs felt stiff and aching pretty much all the time. This is normal (well certainly normal for me) and not an indication of injury – just an indication of all the hard work I’m putting in to get stronger. Week 7 of marathon training started with a 45 minute ‘intense run’, as it is described on my plan. That...

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Silent Sunday 19.9.21
Sep19

Silent Sunday 19.9.21

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The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn
Sep17

The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn

The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn is a memoir and the sequel to The Salt Path, which I read this time last year. The Salt Path tells the story of Ray and her husband Moth trekking the whole of the South West Coast Path – through Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. They started walking after they lost their home and Moth was diagnosed with a degenerative and terminal illness. He was told to be careful on stairs, but instead he trekked for...

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