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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Becoming the sandwich generation
Feb23

Becoming the sandwich generation

Most of us who are lucky enough to have parents still alive will, at some point, become part of the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation are usually people in their 40s or 50s who still have dependent children at home and are starting to care for their own parents. Sometimes they even have grandchildren thrown into the equation too. There was a meme out just before the first lockdown which I found far too funny. It summed up...

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Getting the running bug
Nov06

Getting the running bug

Going back two or three years, I was the only person in my family that ran. It was my little quirk. Mummy’s thing. Sarah’s thing. The rest of the family were aware that I did it, but it didn’t interest them. I think they thought I was a little bit mad. But three or four times a week I ran four miles and I felt good for it. When my husband and I ran the Cheltenham half marathon in 2013, my daughter wanted to go along...

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More Parkrun triumphs
May09

More Parkrun triumphs

My family is still enjoying Parkrun and the triumphs keep on coming, although less frequently than when we first started out (well, apart from recently where they suddenly started coming very frequently again!). On 6th August 2016, my mum and dad did their first Parkrun! They didn’t run it, they walked, but I was so proud of them for taking part. My dad has become a Parkrun regular now and has started breaking into a jog every...

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Elf Mission
Dec27

Elf Mission

There’s nothing like the Christmas Eve Elf Mission to get the heart racing and the adrenaline pumping. Can you do it quickly enough? Can you do it quietly enough? Will all the presents get into the right sacks? And how late will you have to start to be sure it’s safe? The whole thing is like holding your breath for half an hour. Like everything else in my life lately, the Elf Mission has been affected by our temporary...

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