Stop pretending you don’t care…

Stop pretending you don’t care…

Stop pretending you don’t care. Just vote remain. It’s boring, there’s nothing awesome about it, but sometimes you have to take a break from useful productive work to stop idiots breaking things. From Why I am voting Remain, Ben Goldacre

How to be a football dad

How to be a football dad

One summer evening, about 3 and a half years ago, middle child “accidentally” joined a football team. There we were, having a family game of boules in the park, when James spotted a group of boys his age playing football and made interested noises. We wandered over, asked if he could join in, and the rest, as they say, is history. 3 seasons later and we’re about to step up to the slightly scary world of 7-a-side. James has received…

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Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle

Intentionally ruined when the newer, bigger house was built at the top of the hill, Old Scotney Castle is now just a rather extravagant garden feature.  Where you or I may have a gnome, the aristocracy have castles…

And we’re back in the room…

And we’re back in the room…

Or out of the room, and running that 5K route again. Thanks to some motivational speaking from Mrs H, the running has started again.  Things took a bit of a hit from November through to March really, as illness and good old fashioned lack of motivation took their toll.  One run in January and another in February didn’t really do much to maintain the level I’d got to, sadly. And so I’m almost starting again.  5 minutes running, 3 minutes…

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Setback

Setback

Damnit.  It must be that time of year.  3 days off work in the last 2 weeks, and no running since October 29th (2½ weeks ago).  But today I went swimming with the family (splashing about, no proper lengths or anything), and I didn’t die, so that’s a plus. So the plan is to get back into the running in the following week, probably stepping back to the 15 mins run / 2 mins walk level.