The MAD Blog Awards – Thank you!
Mar24

The MAD Blog Awards – Thank you!

A few weeks ago, I very politely asked if you would be so kind as to nominate me for the MAD Blog Awards. I was a finalist last year and I really wanted to make it again. A few people told me they’d nominated me in the schooldays category and I was so grateful to them. And just a little bit excited. Could I make it there again? I tried not to build my hopes up. There were 200,000 nominations in the MAD Blog Awards (obviously...

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I’m Loud ‘n’ Proud! Are you?
Mar13

I’m Loud ‘n’ Proud! Are you?

Being a parent blogger is great – you can have a good moan about all the things that are wrong with your life and your kids. You can turn into comedy if you like, maybe enhance it a little bit to make it even funnier. Or you can get lots of sympathy and useful advice from other parents who have been there, done that and got the Tshirt. But, let’s be honest, life with kids isn’t all bad, is it? In fact a lot of the...

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Desert Island Discs
Feb21

Desert Island Discs

I was challenged by the lovely Claire from Claire Justineoxox to come up with my desert island discs. It’s not an easy feat, as I love a real variety of music – even at the age of 40 I still download a lot of the music in the charts, but I like more indie and alternative stuff too. Traditionally the guests on Desert Island Discs get to choose eight pieces of music, a book and one luxury item. They also get the...

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Project 365 – Week 7
Feb15

Project 365 – Week 7

This week has mainly been about the Team Honk relay, with a little injured wrist thrown in and an awful lot of rain (nothing new there then). So this is what we’ve been up to this week… Day 40 – Sunday 9th February – my last training run before my Team Honk Relay. I took a screen shot of my split times, which I was rather pleased with! Day 41 – Monday 10th February – it’s my daughter’s...

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Team Honk relay – I did it!
Feb14

Team Honk relay – I did it!

After nearly two months of training, the day of my leg of the Team Honk relay finally arrived. And I did it! I’m so pleased. It wasn’t the best of starts. The weather had been shocking with strong winds and torrential rain. I wasn’t sure Joy aka Pink Oddy would even make it out of Tewkesbury to meet me. I admit I was a bit scared of the weather, but I kept telling myself – if Davina can do 500 miles, I can...

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