Running for Sport Relief 2016
Mar03

Running for Sport Relief 2016

My family and Sport Relief go back a long way. The boys and I ran our first Sport Relief mile in 2008, before it was a very big thing. The boys were just 6 and 4, and I let my eldest run on ahead. He even got his photo in the paper as he crossed the line. Somehow I ended up running with my 2 year old daughter in the buggy, which wasn’t all-terrain. It was very hard work! By 2010 my daughter was out of the buggy and running...

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Happy birthday, 9 year old girl
Mar14

Happy birthday, 9 year old girl

Nine years ago today, at 10.55am on your due date, you came into this world. A solid lump of baby. Nine years ago. How could it have been nine years ago? How could you be halfway to adulthood? Because, to me, you’re always little, always my baby. But I know you’re not. You’re so mature and grown up. I listen to you talk and you’re so serious and knowledgeable about so many things. You’re doing so well at...

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The Gallery: Black and White
Mar04

The Gallery: Black and White

Whenever I see people’s photos in black and white, I think how stunning they are. How simple, yet thought provoking. Somehow, when things are in black and white they appear more interesting than they do in colour, yet that doesn’t really make any sense. Because black and white is just bland and plain. It shouldn’t work, but it does. Yet I never think to turn my photos into black and white. We’ve had a crap few...

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The Levellers: A Curious Life
Feb05

The Levellers: A Curious Life

Regular readers will know I LOVE the Levellers. And I’ve been to see them AGAIN. Yes, I did only see them in November and in May before that, but you can never get enough Levellers in my humble opinion. Well, I can’t. And this time was different. This was a screening of their documentary film A Curious Life, celebrating their 25 years as a band, followed by an acoustic set. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I do know...

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2014 – the year that was
Jan01

2014 – the year that was

2014 was a big year for our family, with a lot of changes. There were plenty of smaller highs along the way too. So this is 2014, the year that was… January – the year started with a bang. We got the keys to our new house on 7th January, started madly decorating it and moved ourselves in on 11th January. February – work continued on the house and I ran 10 miles for the Team Honk relay for Comic Relief. It was the...

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