Swimming with Kids – An Anxious Mum’s Guide

This is a bit of a weird post, I suppose. I ran it past my hubby initially, and he thought it was a bit long-winded to just talk about taking The Munchkin to his first swimming class. But I'm posting it because I think I would have liked to have heard someone's experiences of taking... Continue Reading →

The London Marathon Experience: Part Two

When I left you, I had turned to face the second half of the London marathon course. The challenge had become darker, and I was feeling less sure of myself. I don’t think this is an uncommon reaction at this point of the marathon. Many people report feeling low after the jubilation of Tower Bridge... Continue Reading →

The London Marathon Experience: Part One

This is another post which has been a long time coming. Almost four months after I completed the London Marathon, I feel I may be able to write about it. It was an amazing, agonising, uplifting, and strangely addictive experience. And, quite possibly, completely indescribable. Hence me taking so long to attempt this!    ... Continue Reading →

Into The Groove

So, I’ve really neglected my blog in the past several months.  MASSIVE understatement!  I’m sorry dear followers and those kind enough to take a passing interest.  I’m planning on making a comeback now.  The marathon is long over, and I’ll round it up in another post.  My part-time work, which I do from home, is... Continue Reading →

London Marathon Training: Week 1

I’ve officially started my training for the London Marathon – it’s all just got a bit more real!  Before last week, I’d just been going out when I could, loosely following a programme for doing run/walk intervals over a half-marathon distance.  I had been full of good intentions to get in two swimming cross-training sessions... Continue Reading →

Praise You

The Husband doesn’t know I’m writing this. And it wasn’t what I planned for my next blog post. But I had an overwhelming urge to write something about him and how he supports me. He has to put up with a lot living with me. It’s not easy living with someone who has OCD, someone... Continue Reading →

You’ve Got A Friend

Dear Student Midwife, I am writing to thank you for the care you gave myself and my son whilst he was on the neonatal unit. I know you are unlikely to think you did anything other than your job, but to me you did so much more. We were fortunate to have many caring staff... Continue Reading →

Labour of Love

My due date was 19th January 2016. But Baby had other ideas. By the beginning of December I was in hospital with possible pre-term labour. We had made a mad dash in the early hours to maternity triage and were seen by a variety of midwives and consultants. They were concerned about my blood pressure,... Continue Reading →

Lidl Running Wear Review

I think I should establish two points before we go much further with this review. I am not currently running long distances, so my running gear has only had to stand up to runs of a few miles maximum. And secondly, I don't really own any expensive kit (with the exception of my trainers). I... Continue Reading →

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