How much does it cost to stay in Nice?
Aug22

How much does it cost to stay in Nice?

We’ve just returned from holiday in Nice and it was STUNNING. I’ve never been on holiday to anywhere hot in the middle of summer, apart from my honeymoon in Thailand in 2000. I can totally understand why Nice is such a popular destination – with its endless bay with beautiful blue sea, surrounded by mountains. The sky is blue, the temperature is hot and the sun shines all the time. But it’s very expensive. When...

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The A Level results
Aug19

The A Level results

So my 18 year old son has only gone and smashed it with his A Levels. Lots of kids will have done. But for my son, these results really were against all odds. To talk to my son, he comes across as a very bright boy. He has a wide knowledge and interest in things like current affairs and politics. In many ways, he comes across as way older than his years. But he has never been good at schoolwork. He won’t mind me telling you that...

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My dad’s 100th parkrun
Aug14

My dad’s 100th parkrun

My dad ran his first parkrun in August 2016. Exactly three years later, he ran his 100th parkrun. My dad was 71 when he ran his first parkrun and he’d never run before. To be honest, he didn’t run that first parkrun, he walked it. But that’s OK – plenty of people do walk it and it is positively encouraged as a way of getting people to be more active. He actually only ran five times in 2016 and then had a three...

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Things to do in Nice
Aug12

Things to do in Nice

We’ve recently got home from a lovely holiday in Nice, in the south of France. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. But what is there to do there? Promenade des Anglais Nice has the most incredible long coastline, with stunning views. You can see for miles and you can walk it too, along the Promenade des Anglais, which is a 7km promenade all the way along the coast. If it feels like a British seaside...

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(Not) running in leggings
Aug08

(Not) running in leggings

It’s been a while since I’ve written about running. It’s now three months since my marathon and running no longer consumes my every waking minute. But I’m still running four times a week and averaging over 20 miles a week. Running in summer is hot. Even running in an 18 degrees overcast kind of day is hot. But running in some of the crazy temperatures we’ve had lately (even though I always run fairly...

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Holiday to Nice with teenagers
Aug06

Holiday to Nice with teenagers

It’s hard to find a holiday suitable for three teenagers. The interests of a 13-year-old girl are very different from those of an 18-year-old boy. But we finally settled on a holiday to Nice in the south of France. Of course I’d seen Nice online, but still didn’t really know what to expect. What we found was a beautiful city. Nice is stunning. The bay stretches forever and the sea is so blue. There’s lots of...

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