Thursday photo #306

The funny thing about writing a regular weekly post is how much you notice the changes. What a different place the UK is from a week ago. With schools closing on Friday, most of us are becoming home educators. We are incredibly lucky that the children’s school are setting work online. They’ve also provided a suggested timetable, which is a great way to keep some structure to their days and mine. The singing competition Saturday suddenly seems like a really long time ago. After much speculation, the singing competition that Libby was due to take part in went ahead. She…

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Training for a postponed marathon

For many runners, the past week has been full of disappointment. Races all over the world have been postponed or cancelled, including both the London Marathon and Brighton Marathon. London has been postponed to 4th October and Brighton is now taking place on 20th September. When a race is postponed, training has to go on but with a different date in mind. I’ve done some research and settled on a plan of action for training for a postponed marathon. My marathon journey Brighton won’t be my first marathon, but it might be my last. I’ve done London twice and ran…

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Thursday photo #305

It’s a strange thing when most of your daily interactions are via social media rather than in person. I’m not glued to social media, but it does form a big part of my life. It’s one of the best ways to share blog content and interact with others who do similar work. It’s also useful to interact with people who work from home, it would be quite lonely with no contact at all with anyone during office hours. That said, it definitely gives me a distorted perception of reality. A reality where people are panic buying toilet rolls and living…

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Things to do West Midlands Easter holidays 2020

School Easter holidays are approaching, so it’s time for a list of things to do in the West Midlands. All events are family friendly and I advise checking the relevant website for dates, times and changes to their schedule before visiting. Please let me know your favourite things to do in the West Midlands during the Easter holidays if they’re not on my list! For more things to do in the area from family or dog friendly attractions to ideas for a rainy day, head to my comprehensive days out guide. For ease, you can click on the area you’re interested…

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Thursday photo #304

Isn’t it strange how everything seems to take so much longer than anticipated? I’ve had some work postponed this week due to a problem with the client’s computer system. It seemed like the ideal time to make a start on decorating Libby’s bedroom. I thought I’d manage to get the sanding and filling done. The reality was a little different. I’ve ended up having to remove skirting boards and floorboards and now it’s much worse than it was when I started. I’m crossing my fingers the work computer system stays down for a little longer. Shopping I’ve never really been…

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