What I read in 2021
Jan18

What I read in 2021

Reading is my absolute favourite thing to do. Whenever I have any spare time, I read. I’d much rather read than watch TV or spend time on the internet. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and I don’t spend as much time reading as I would like, but I certainly read every day, even if it is only for a few minutes some days. A book usually takes me seven to 10 days to read, but I’ve had books I’ve read in three...

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How far did I run in 2021?
Jan11

How far did I run in 2021?

2021 started just as most of 2020 had ended – with a lot of uncertainty! With Covid cases still rising, would we be able to get back to races this year? Would parkrun come back? I started training for Newport marathon on 4th January, ready for the race on 18th April, but I knew it would be a miracle if it went ahead. It was postponed two weeks later. I was also booked in for the Tewkesbury half marathon and Cheltenham Challenge...

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My favourite blogposts of 2021
Jan06

My favourite blogposts of 2021

The other day, I wrote about the most popular posts on my blog in 2021. But they’re not my own favourites! For many years, I blogged six or seven times per week, as there was always lots of stuff to write about. But in recent years, I’ve gradually started blogging less and less. My kids are grown up or nearly grown up and their stories are their own, not mine to share (although I have permission to share all the long jump...

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2021: That was the year that was July to December
Jan04

2021: That was the year that was July to December

Like most people, 2021 started off rather slowly and quietly for us. But July was a good month. At the start of July, I ran my first ever 10k – Gloucester 10k, along with my husband and brother-in-law. Then my daughter did work experience at the primary school where my sister works and she absolutely loved it. My husband and I celebrated 21 years of marriage, sadly not with our traditional trip to London to see a show, but with...

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My top posts of 2021
Dec30

My top posts of 2021

I’ve always blogged a lot about life with my teenagers, but I’ve eased off on that quite a bit this year. There’s still a weekly post on some aspect of life and parenting though. This year, I’ve blogged a lot about my running and I’ve shared a book review nearly every week. Those are the things I enjoy writing about, but it always fascinates me what other people like to read about. My ballet posts are...

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