How far did I run in January?
Feb01

How far did I run in January?

No, don’t worry, I’m not going to write about how far I ran every single month, but I thought I’d get the year off to a positive start. Last year, I started writing down all my runs for the first time ever (and I’ve been running since just before my 21st birthday – I’m 43 now!). Until then, I really had no idea how far I ran in a year or even a month. I started the year with 15 runs and 55 miles in...

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How far did I run in 2016?
Jan09

How far did I run in 2016?

At the start of the year, I often see people pledging to run 400, 500 or even 1000 miles in the year ahead. They might be seasoned runners, or they might be newbies on a fitness drive, but they have an aim. And me? I just aim to run as much as I can. But I really had no idea how far I ran in a year. So I decided to keep a record in 2016. I didn’t use anything fancy online or any apps (OK, I used to run with the Runkeeper app,...

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My top 10 posts of 2016
Jan05

My top 10 posts of 2016

I write about family life. The day-to-day stuff that happens to us. I don’t write list posts (although ironically this is one) or advice posts. I don’t even write many reviews. My blog is never going to set the world on fire, but that’s not what I set out to do. I hope that one day I can look back on it and remember all the things we did. Things I would have otherwise forgotten. I hope the kids will read it and...

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What I read in 2016
Jan03

What I read in 2016

Ever since I was given my first Famous Five book on my 6th birthday, I’ve been hooked on reading. I’d read all of the Famous Five books by the time I was 7 and I’ve had a book on the go ever since. I was reading Agatha Christie books before I left primary school and was reading Thomas Hardy before I did my GCSEs. I tailed off with my reading a little bit when I did my A Levels and was at university, but got hooked...

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2016 – That was the year that was
Dec30

2016 – That was the year that was

2016 has been a funny old year. There’s been the shock of countless celebrity deaths – from David Bowie and George Michael to Victoria Wood and Caroline Aherne. Then there was the shock of people voting for Britain to leave the EU. I have yet to meet someone who actually voted for that. Leicester City, the football team I’ve supported all my life, became Premier League champions. And, just to round off the weird...

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