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One parkrun UK threatened by small-minded, short-sighted parish council
Thursday, April 14, 2016      2 comments

Fellow parkrunners: I'm feeling incensed because Little Stoke (near Bristol) parish council have voted to start charging parkrun to use a local park for its weekly runs. parkrun is a FREE timed 5k run that takes place throughout the UK and ... Read more
An expensive walk
Friday, March 25, 2016      6 comments

Husband and I went for a walk in the lovely Good Friday sunshine this morning. We planned to walk to the beach, then into the village for a restorative cup of coffee, and to collect the daily papers. We saw nesting grey herons at the ... Read more
Landspeed record 90th anniversary
Monday, March 21, 2016      7 comments

This is the actual Sunbeam car that set the land-speed record 90 years ago on 16th March on Ainsdale beach, UK. It was driven along the same beach. ... Read more
Paying it forward
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      5 comments

As a World Vision Ambassador, I was honoured to collect a significant donation from a church group in Lancashire. There was a bug in the water locally late last year. The water company advised people to boil their water before consuming it,... Read more
Emotional Memory
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      5 comments

At a Dementia Friends talk last night, the speaker said that people with dementia may forget your name, the conversation, the trip out for cake, etc., BUT they will remember the emotion (whether it's good or bad) attached to it. That has g... Read more
Update to sponsored run
Saturday, January 30, 2016      3 comments

I forgot to update you about my sponsored run in December. The weather was surprisingly good, after weeks of driving rain it was dry and sunny. There was a lot of very boggy ground, so what should have been a 7k run was nearer to 8k. Sponso... Read more
Twist and shout
Saturday, January 02, 2016      8 comments

On 30th December I stumbled and twisted my ankle - badly enough to have to go to A&E (emergency room) for an xray. I was very lucky that I was able to get up after the fall, because I can't remember if the outer door was locked - I think it was... Read more
Sponsored Run, so why do I feel guilty?
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      4 comments

I have entered two charity runs, one on 13th December for a local policeman who died on duty trying to apprehend a stolen car. The run is 6556 metres (almost 7k), which was his badge number. I mentioned this to two ladies at church and they imme... Read more
Supermarket shennanigans
Sunday, November 29, 2015      3 comments

I don't often go shopping on a Sunday, but I had to get a few essential items so that my mum could make several Christmas cakes tomorrow. I pulled in to a parking space, as a man was returning to his car. Behind his car several trolleys had... Read more
Clocks and scales
Friday, November 06, 2015      7 comments

As the clocks went back recently, my cousin posted this picture on FB, which resonated with me so I thought I'd share it with my Sparkfriends ... Read more
Carcassonne, Cathars and cardio
Monday, November 02, 2015      4 comments

Dear Husband (DH) and I have just come back from a great holiday in Carcassonne, in the South East of France. We love France, and learning about the history of places, combined with good food and lovely wine. Getting there was very eas... Read more
Perseids meteor shower
Thursday, August 13, 2015      10 comments

I saw two (possibly three) meteors/shooting stars last night before retiring to bed at 1am. For once the sky was clear of cloud-cover. It wasn't an energetic past-time, as I lay on the floor by my patio window and stargazed with bino... Read more
The Tudor (and pre-middle-ages) origins of present day sayings
Sunday, August 02, 2015      2 comments

Eavesdropping A small hole fashioned in the eaves (the decorative boards under the roof of a manor house) was a device for overhearing what visitors, waiting in the courtyard below, were saying prior to entering the house. Were they friend or... Read more
The Tudor (and pre-middle-ages) origins of present day sayings
Sunday, August 02, 2015      3 comments

Eavesdropping A small hole fashioned in the eaves (the decorative boards under the roof of a manor house) was a device for overhearing what visitors, waiting in the courtyard below, were saying prior to entering the house. Were they friend or... Read more
Spilled cup of morning solitude
Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

DH knows I am not a morning person, and that if I have to get up first for whatever reason, I don't want to talk, or engage. So why, when he has no urgency to get up today, has he insisted on getting up whilst I'm having breakfast, and he's obje... Read more

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