Dear … love. (April Love #1)

Hello! Things will look a bit different around here this month. I’m taking part in April Love, a month-long celebration brought to the world by Susannah Conway. Each day those taking part will get prompts for us to respond to. … Read More

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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

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