Spice Up Your Life (Spice World tour)
Jun06

Spice Up Your Life (Spice World tour)

I was lucky enough to go and see Spice Girls on their Spice World tour in Coventry this week. I loved the Spice Girls back in the day and saw both of their tours back in the 90s – one with Geri and one without. I would have been gutted to miss out on this one. Luckily my old friend from work and her daughters managed to get tickets for us. It sounds cheesy, but the Spice Girls got me though probably the toughest time of my life....

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How I used to train for a half marathon – and how I do it now
Sep05

How I used to train for a half marathon – and how I do it now

I ran my first half marathon in 1995 and my second one in 1996. I then took a long break and am just about to run my 10th. Back in the 90s, when I was in my early 20s, training was very different. I had the natural fitness of a young person. I didn’t have to worry about injury or my digestion. Training was a lot easier, but it seems a bit crazy looking back on it. At the time, I was running most days, but probably only about two...

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Desert Island Discs
Feb21

Desert Island Discs

I was challenged by the lovely Claire from Claire Justine 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 Bible and the...

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Remembering Sochi
Feb07

Remembering Sochi

The winter Olympics in Sochi start today. When I realised they were going to be in Sochi, I was excited. Almost as excited as I was about the Olympics being in London in 2012. Because I know Sochi, I’ve been to Sochi. It was a long, long time ago and I didn’t think it would ever come back into my life again.I did Russian GCSE (all I can remember to say now is ‘hello, my name is Sarah, I am 13 years old’) and...

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The Gallery: Rewind
Jan29

The Gallery: Rewind

The theme on this week’s Gallery is ‘rewind’ and Tara got me thinking about clubbing in the 80s and 90s. If I could rewind my life, I’d love to re-live those clubbing days. I loved clubbing in the 90s. I didn’t drink, I didn’t do drugs and I didn’t tart myself up. But I danced. I danced and danced and danced. I drew attention to myself because I had no inhibitions and I never ever stopped. Not...

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