Newport marathon: The maranoia goes next level
Oct26

Newport marathon: The maranoia goes next level

I wrote the other week about ‘maranoia’ – the special kind of paranoia you develop in the days leading up to a marathon. Because you’ve put A LOT of work in and you don’t want anything to scupper it. So every little thing becomes a worry. In the last few days before Newport marathon, the maranoia reached a whole new level. It actually started at the end of September, when my daughter finally did her D of...

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The end of the school run
Jun08

The end of the school run

After nearly 16 years, it seems that I have come to the end of the school run. My son is in year 12, he recently passed his driving test and it makes sense for him to drive to school. I don’t need the car in the day. The only reason I need it in the day is to take him to school! But I will miss it. Unlike many people, I’ve always enjoyed the school run. It’s a chance to talk to the kids (or kid in my case for the...

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The car saga continues
Jul09

The car saga continues

Regular readers may remember that I spent about a month without my car in January this year. It’s a VERY long story, but the ‘highlights’ go something like this: 21st November – son gets hit in a ‘no fault’ accident. Driver admits liability at the scene. Damage looks minimal 7th January – Mini goes into garage for repair, damage turns out to be a lot more extensive than I’d first...

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The car finally gets sorted
Mar04

The car finally gets sorted

Regular reader to my blog, and followers of my moans on Twitter, will know that I’ve been having car issues for a while. Three months to be precise. I won’t bore you with ALL the detail, but in a nutshell… My son passed his driving test at the start of October, after only three months of lessons. He was enjoying driving and I was enjoying having another driver in the house to take some of the pressure off me. At the...

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Project 365 2019 Week 3
Jan19

Project 365 2019 Week 3

A real week of highs and lows, with my daughter’s panto, some very bad news and ongoing trouble with my car. Here’s our week in pictures… Day 13 – Sunday 13th January – the start of a full-on week at the theatre for my daughter, she will be there every single day. I missed my son’s football to make sure that she got to her rehearsal OK, but had to rely on a lift from my parents, as I still...

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