Soundtrack silenced Senses heightened Birdsong and blowing leaves an accompaniment To the rhythm Of trainers tapping on tarmac. Yeah, so that's what happens when you don't charge your Bluetooth headphones before a long run and their battery dies half way through. I stuck them in my pocket, enjoyed the birdsong and the security of hearing… Continue reading Running without Headphones
Ah the joys of holiday club (summer camp)! Since we got back from our summer 2021 trip to see family, the boys have been in a holiday club at a different school two or three days a week. After last summer when they spent weeks and weeks in the house, being quite while mum and… Continue reading Crafty Kids – August 2021
The last couple of years have been varied holidays and I've managed to keep lovely diaries of what we got up to (see 2019 and 2020) as well as during our break in Whitby in May 2021. This summer though, I didn't try to do that. I didn't want to be blogging in the evenings… Continue reading 2021 Holiday Highlights: Scotland
The delayed Le Mans 24 hours race takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe this weekend (21-22 August 2021). We missed it in June and the experience watching from home is rather odd - no crowds, no smoke from the campsite barbecues wafting around, and of course much more racing in darkness in August… Continue reading Le Mans 24 Hours 2021: Our Picks
Himself won't move house locally. He hates moving and throwing money on taxes and all the legal stuff and the moving and all the disruption. I get it. But I also don't like my garden, it's too small, and my feelings about the kitchen in this house have built from mild inconvenience to strong dislike… Continue reading House fantasies
Well, not old as in they themselves are old. More, long-standing.... While I was at my mum and dad's during our summer holiday I managed to meet up with three very long-standing friends who I've known for very many years. Two who I met while we were in reception (kindergarden) and one who I've known… Continue reading Old Friends
I'm planning on writing something much more substantial than this, describing why I love the fens so much. In the meantime, I just wanted to share some photos I've taken recently of the vast skies and endless fields that make the fens so beautiful.
Hmm, so I just turned 40. Honestly, so far, it feels just the same as 39. I could write lots of things about how I was when I was born, when I was 13 or 18, 21 or 30. But, from my point of view, all those milestones are artificial. In fact, why am I… Continue reading Forty
A little while ago the lovely Bill from A Silly Place asked some folks about what we believe. It was a really interesting exercise in examining what I fundamentally hold to be true. Each person who wrote something for Bill had something different to say, each one individual and reflecting a unique perspective. We've all… Continue reading I Believe….
I've decided to do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! Large boy His reviews are getting briefer and briefer. Sorry about that. The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd He really enjoyed… Continue reading July 2021 Reading