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Thursday photo  #314

With lockdown starting to ease slightly, things feel a little different to last week. The general mood on social media seems to be one of nervousness. People fall into two camps, those who are petrified of the virus spreading further and those who are glad to be able to do a little more than last week. For me, the return to open water swimming couldn’t come soon enough. That said, I’m sticking to quiet times and places and as a family, we won’t be going anywhere that is likely to be busy. I’m waiting to see how this weekend plays…

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Squelch wellies review and giveaway [AD]

There’s very little that’s more irritating than buying things for children for them to immediately change their mind about them. They choose their favourite colour and reassure you that they absolutely love it. Days later, it’s the wrong colour and there’s no way they’re wearing it. In a complete stroke of genius, Squelch Wellies have changed all that. These see-through wellies allow children to make them whatever colour they like. Simply put on your favourite socks under them and they’re immediately transformed. Squelch sell some rather wonderful socks too. About Squelch Unsurprisingly, Squelch was founded by a mum with children…

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Thursday photo #313

The weeks are starting to blur into one now. Schoolwork gives us some sort of routine, but I don’t really know how many weeks of home schooling we’ve done since the end of the Easter holidays. Two, or is it three? We’re looking forward to a shorter week of it with a day off on Friday for VE day. I’d quite like to have a little VE day party for the girls, but I’m not sure whether I’ve quite got the motivation. Groundhog day Writing a weekly blog post while we’re all at home seems a bit like groundhog day.…

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Why I run every day

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with running. We all know the health benefits of exercise and going out for a run is cheap, easy and quick. Races from 5k to ultra marathons are hugely popular and offer an almost unrivalled, euphoric sense of achievement. Yet finding the motivation to lace up your trainers and get out of the door is tough. I’ve always motivated myself by entering events and telling myself that I’d have to train for them. Whilst it made me run relatively regularly, I would often go through stages of not running at all, especially after…

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Thursday photo #312

The problem with blogging at the moment is that one week seems to fade into the next. With the children reluctantly starting their schoolwork again, last week seemed to drag on for approximately 327 years. I’ve found myself aiming to have little things to look forward to. A pub zoom quiz on a Tuesday night and a break from schoolwork at the weekend. Little jobs are getting done around the house and we are all pottering along at a much slower pace. Getting to know you Isn’t it funny how you get to know your own family just a little…

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