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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Parkrun 2021: End of year report
Jan03

Parkrun 2021: End of year report

It has been another short parkrun year. Here’s my family’s annual report of achievements. I think it’s an achievement in itself that my family often includes the youngest person (my nephew) and the oldest person (my dad) at our home parkrun. It was announced in March that parkrun would return on 5th June. Then it was announced on 21st May that it was delayed again, as not enough landowners had given permission for it...

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2021: That was the year that was January to June
Dec28

2021: That was the year that was January to June

We started the year in tier 4 Covid restrictions and on 5th January we went into the third national lockdown. My husband and son were still going to work, while my younger kids were having online lessons at home. Having come out of hospital on 30th December, my dad was making a good recovery from Covid-19 and getting a little bit stronger every day. I started marathon training on 4th January, then the marathon was postponed (as...

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Silent Sunday 26.12.21
Dec26

Silent Sunday 26.12.21

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Generation X
Nov30

Generation X

I saw a meme a while ago which said something like: For every Boomer that hates the Millennials, there’s a generation in between that hates you both. Because people forget that generation in between. Nobody really talks about us – Generation X. But there’s a huge number of us. I’m Generation X and so is my husband. The likelihood is that you reading this right now are also Generation X. Generation X are some of...

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