The rabbits: then and now
Feb10

The rabbits: then and now

In December, we became ‘foster carers’ to two baby rabbits before Father Christmas delivered them to their rightful owners on Christmas Eve. I had rabbits as pets right from the age of 9 well into adulthood, so looking after them would be a doddle. Except that now rabbits come with a long list of instructions. In our day, I have to admit that the rabbits thrived largely on neglect. I’m not proud of that fact and I...

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Silent Sunday 9.2.20
Feb09

Silent Sunday 9.2.20

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Project 366 2020 Week 6
Feb08

Project 366 2020 Week 6

February is well and truly here and the days are getting longer and lighter. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 33 – Sunday 2nd February – an 11 mile marathon training run today. That concludes a week of five runs, totalling 30 miles. I really enjoy marathon training when I get up to running five times a week. My son couldn’t play football today because of shin splints, but my husband still had to go, as he...

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Feb07

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I’d seen My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite on social media. I didn’t know much about it, but the title fascinated me, so I thought I would give it a go. When Korede’s dinner is interrupted by an urgent call from her sister, Ayoola, Korede knows what she has to do. She leaps into action with the bleach, after her sister kills yet another boyfriend, supposedly in self-defence. There is no build-up to...

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Return to marathon training: The early weeks
Feb05

Return to marathon training: The early weeks

Following Newport marathon last year, this year I have signed up for Brighton marathon. And my husband will be joining me – for his first ever marathon! Last year I followed the marathon training plan from the Newport marathon website, which worked well for me. So I have decided to follow the same plan again. My husband will keep the same plan as a guide, but is unlikely to manage running five times a week. He also plays...

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