Project 365 2017 Weeks 25 & 26
Jul01

Project 365 2017 Weeks 25 & 26

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of weeks and we’re halfway through the year already! This year really is flying by. Here’s our fortnight in pictures… Day 169 – Sunday 18th June – while my husband trains for the Three Peaks, my younger son, daughter and I joined him for a walk up the hill. Sadly my eldest, who is also doing the Three Peaks, couldn’t go because he had got badly sunburnt the...

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Project 366 Week 29
Jul23

Project 366 Week 29

It’s finally the proper start of the summer holidays and it’s been a pretty hot week too. My photos aren’t great this week, I’ll be honest! Here’s our week in pictures… Day 199 – Sunday 17th July – after several busy weekends, we had a weekend at home, doing jobs around the house and garden, including bathing the guinea pigs. Here Eric is refusing to come out of the run to go back into...

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Project 365 2015 Week 27
Jul04

Project 365 2015 Week 27

Day 179 – Sunday 28th June – the French exchange boy went home and my family came round to celebrate my son’s 14th birthday yesterday. My mum made the cake. Day 180 – Monday 29th June – a normal Monday at home working. It was good to spot a few flowers between the weeds in our garden. Day 181 – Tuesday 30th June – the hottest day of the year so far – it showed 31.5 degrees in my car....

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Running in heat
Jul21

Running in heat

It’s just under seven weeks until the Cheltenham half marathon and right now I am struggling to train due to the heat. Every week I calculate when I can run, based on expected workloads and not doing too many big runs close together. I’ve been aiming to run every other day – alternating eight mile runs with four mile runs, to increase both my distances and my fitness. But the weather is having other ideas. I will...

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Feeling hot, hot, hot
Jul18

Feeling hot, hot, hot

As my daughter lay on the floor moaning, ‘It’s too hot! It should be raining!’, it dawned on me. She has never known a proper summer. She was born in 2006, the last time the weather was properly hot. I doubt she remembers sitting under a sunshade in only her nappy at the age of four months. Since then it’s been floods and torrential rain and wettest summer on record, with no more than a couple of warm weeks a...

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