Best Laid Plans

At the beginning of this year I planned to complete one half marathons every month in 2017. I started off well, with seven runs run by the first week of July. And then I sprained my ankle. August’s planned run was on the 1st, so that was moved to the 13th with hope that I […]

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Bird Feeders – A memory

It was a Saturday in February, a few weeks before your 9th birthday. I was waiting for my results to see which school I was going to go to that September. You had been out with someone (Mum or Dad) and had come back with something for me. There was a card, wishing me luck. […]

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Reflections

I am now back at work after my four month sabbatical. I thought I would mind and have a real problem with returning, but I have reflected on what I have achieved while off, and have some plans going forward, so it’s not too bad. Achievements: Try new things – singing in public, stand up […]

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Blurred Vision

I wear contact lenses. And glasses I guess, but they are only for the 10 minutes before going to, and getting up out of, bed – my contacts go in the rest of the time.  But, I still need glasses that are of the right prescription just in case I can’t wear contacts for any […]

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Sabbatical Update: Weeks 1-3

I am now at the end of week three of my 19 week sabbatical. So what have I achieved so far? Completed Booked a holiday with Adam and my Mum (Rhodes in only a couple of weeks) A few household-y tidying – clearing the cellar, changing the kitchen door handles Lunches with friends/my Dad – […]

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The Final Countdown

This Friday I leave my job for 4 whole months. I have handed over massive chunks of my role to the very capable backfill that is now in place, I have repaid my season ticket loan to work, I have told family & friends… it is actually happening! I remember the moment, in that training […]

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