A hefty hardback but a light and enjoyable read. This book had been sitting on a book shelf in our house for quite a while. Anne had read it, of course, many moons ago. She is a much more prolific reader than me. However she couldn’t remember much about it other than she had enjoyed… Continue reading The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar
I seem to have settled on Fridays as my long run day. It used to be Sundays, then Saturdays. It’s a psychological game I play: if I don’t do it today, I have 2 more days to get it done. If I do do it today, I can have wine. More often than not, that’s… Continue reading There’s a Stone in my Trainer Dear Reader
I had a little boost to my running mojo this week when I booked our hotel in Edinburgh for this September. The Scottish Half Marathon, which got cancelled last year, will be my first race in nearly 2 years! Edinburgh castle in a cloudless day, as it will be in September! - Image by Walkerssk from Pixabay I… Continue reading A Real Race
I’ve had a bit of a knot in my stomach all week because of the stories in the UK news about the vigils for the murdered woman, Sarah Everard. There was so much anger and resentment thrown up in the public domain from both the women at the main vigil in Clapham Common and the… Continue reading Reclaim?
Okay, so I got told that my previous post about Spring wasn’t really about Spring at all, but, yawn … running again. I think she made it sound more polite than that but I took this to be the inference. My slim stock of running headwear This blog is about hats, but then again it’s… Continue reading If the cap fits, still check the weather
I am just watching the pigeons. Three were sat merrily on my neighbour's apple tree just now, when a fourth landed in the vicinity. It sidled up to each and they all flew away one by one as it got close. I wasn't sure whether I was witnessing a bully or a failed attempt at… Continue reading Spring is in the Air