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For one reason or another (a trampoline-park-related incident may have been involved), I didn’t actually run any of the races I’d signed up to this year. BUT at some point last month I realised that the Gutbuster, a fabulous muddy 10-mile/10-km race just up the road from us, was taking place on 31 December for […]

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The Sneetches and the Fix-It-Up Chappie

A long old journey down from Manchester to Hampshire today, most of it in freezing fog. Three things made it more bearable: fully charged tablets with new games downloaded for kids in back seats broke journey with one of my oldest bestest friends near Oxford – panettone, coffee, good conversation and a nice clean loo […]

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Other people’s battles

2016 will surely go down as one of the most dismal years of all time for untimely celebrity deaths. As someone on my Facebook feed pointed out this morning: ‘I’m scared to switch on the internet. Every time I do someone dies.’ There have been two deaths over this Christmas period that struck me particularly […]

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And so this is Twixtmas…

…and what are you doing?  Here are my plans for these glorious unstructured days between Christmas and New Year:  1. run and blog every day (the normal rules of life may not apply, but the streak continues) 2. do a jigsaw. I’m not even quite sure why, but every year at around this time the […]

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A Christmas prayer

I only recently discovered this Christmas prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson – now seems a good time to share it. Happy Christmas, blog readers, and thanks for being here. I hope your Christmas is merry and bright.  Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of angels, […]

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