Whitby Whitsun

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Another half term, another ace caravan trip. Really chuffed with the relative simplicity of nipping off places with a family of four and a dog. Miles easier than camping, miles more practical, and none of the hemmed-in thing you get … Continue reading

Sprooooiiiiing! Elsie’s 7th birthday

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We had a relatively quiet one for Elsie’s 7th.  A friend Lucy and one of Lily’s friends came over and we went to the Jump Nation trampoline place in Manchester.  An hour was easily enough. Red-faced, whacked out and happy, the … Continue reading

Fighting the urge to be critical

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I’ve noticed something over the last few months and years – no doubt linked to the rise of social media. It’s bugged me over the years, and also as someone who went away to study art for a few years. I’m … Continue reading

2014 Peaks Prepped.

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A gap year I’m coming back.  The race that first sucked me in in 1995 has provided every emotion to me in the intervening years. It has brought me relief, happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment. In 2009, it brought me unadulterated … Continue reading

Cross Comes Calling

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So… I’d had a season off ‘cross and was enjoying a bit of gentle riding, when there was this strange calling to get racing again… Cross Comes Calling from Planet X Bikes on Vimeo. It was a load of fun. … Continue reading

Summer Holidays 2014 in Scotland

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After a few years of overseas holidays in summer and winter, we spent our first summer at home for 5 years. We headed up to Scotland – lured in part by the Commonwealth Games, and part by the year’s big purchase of a … Continue reading

Lily’s final day at Primary School

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A family milestone reached in seemingly no time. In September 2007 the little girl (pictured right) started at Broadway Primary School.  Just about to turn five, Lily was definitely ready to start school, but it still seemed soon, and she … Continue reading