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A running injury.

I suppose it had to happen, eventually. Today, the doctor confirmed what I’ve known for a week. I have shin splints from running. Possibly even a little stress fracture in my tibia. All from doing too much, too soon. It’s … Read More

Running off ‘the mean reds’.

I’ve had rather a bad week. The kind of week that requires a day mostly spent under a duvet. Sometimes, just sometimes, it’s too hard. It’s too hard to put on a smile every day. Too hard to juggle competing … Read More

Margot and Barbara blog: self portrait

Where did February go?

Hello! It’s March! I seem to have missed February… It’s been a long time since I’ve missed an entire month of blogging. I’m not entirely sure how that happened, but I do know this: I didn’t worry about it. First … Read More

Setting my intentions for 2016.

Hello! Nearly half way through January, and I’m finally emerging from my end-of-year blogging break, blinking in the sunlight like a bear emerging from hibernation. At least, that’s how I feel. So, how are you? Good, I hope? Raring to … Read More

Five things that 2015 has taught me.

As is usual at this time of year, I’m spending quite a bit of time thinking through the past twelve months. Although I don’t ever think that you should wait until January 1st to make the changes you want in … Read More

Beautiful Appleyard flowers

A Christmas table arrangement.

Earlier this week, I blogged about having the freedom to review only brands and companies that I like. And so I’m happy to be confirming that by writing this post today.  I was asked if I’d like to review some … Read More

I don’t want to be a full time blogger.

It feels like there’s an increasingly common assumption that the ultimate goal for bloggers is to become a full time blogger. To have the chance to throw in the towel on your day job and blog for a living. It’s … Read More

A week of Advent Running.

I didn’t want to run on Sunday. It was cold, late and I’d had a long day. But, despite that, I pulled my trainers on and set off into the dark and wind. Because, there’s no point in undertaking a … Read More

Folkings Go North: a blogger weekend.

  Folklings is a wonderful collective blog, filled to the brim with beautiful imagery, slow living, and utter gorgeousness, founded by Annie Spratt. And for some reason, even though I’m the worst contributor, she still lets me in the gang. … Read More

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