2020: That was the year that was July to December
Jan04

2020: That was the year that was July to December

The second part of my look back at 2020, a year like no other… You can read part one here. For us, July felt like a frustrating month. This month, my son should have gone on his rugby tour, my daughter on her school trip to Paris, and my husband and myself to Amsterdam to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Instead, we had a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon with our son. It was the month when pubs and restaurants were allowed to...

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The Youth Talent Programme
Oct15

The Youth Talent Programme

It was way back in June that I saw a post about an interesting-sounding webinar from England Athletics. With not much else to do in June, I watched the webinar. It was about a programme for talented athletes based at Birmingham University. You had to be, I think, 18 to 23 to take part. So my son was too young. But, during the webinar, they mentioned another programme for younger athletes – athletes in year 12. That sounded very...

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