The smelly socks family's feet
Fitness, Health

Outdoors etiquette

Some of the content in this post was originally published in April 2020, Lockdown exercise etiquette. Back then I was a learner runner, but already I'd noticed some strange behaviour when sharing roads and footpaths with other people. Since then I've had innumerable negative encounters as well as many positive ones. The UK highway code… Continue reading Outdoors etiquette

Fitness, Health

You know you’ve got the running bug when… Part III

I might have mentioned it before, maybe more than once? (see Part I and Part II) I have the running bug. It's gone from a minor ailment, to a chronic condition and is now really quite serious. On top of all the previous symptoms, here are some more. 1. You read What I Talk About… Continue reading You know you’ve got the running bug when… Part III

Fitness, Health

RED January in Pictures

If you follow me over on Instagram, you probably won't have managed to avoid noticing that I've been taking part in RED January. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKj47belHUK/ Its been a very interesting month to venture out every day, we've had some wet weather, some snowy weather, some very cold weather, some dreadful weather, and some really hard runs… Continue reading RED January in Pictures

a snapperwack made from bark, sticks and ferns
Children, Health, Learning, Work

Home Learning Round Two

Ding ding ding, seconds out! We're on our own again, well sort of. As everyone suspected would be the case, English schools closed for the spring term. No, not at the end of the winter term, during the holidays, or just before reopening. No, they closed after one day of the children being back -… Continue reading Home Learning Round Two

Silverstone campsite at sunset
Family, Friends, Health, Writing

Silver Linings

Tens of millions infected. More than a million dead. Businesses crippled. Nearly everyone’s lives upended in ways great and small. All because of COVID-19, which made 2020 a terrible year even for those of us lucky enough to have not been personally touched by the virus. But as we enter 2021 — with all the… Continue reading Silver Linings