It’s all about the little things.

At this point, you are probably thinking this is going to be a sentimental post about some kind gesture someone has made towards me, or something of that nature. But, no, it’s not; to follow my usual trend, it is a bit of a grumble! This morning, as I went to unlock my bike to cycle to the station (a bit late again despite having longer to get ready – not sure how that always happens) when the key sheered

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Check out my new ‘Travel’ section!

Since getting back from Italy, I have been working on a new feature for my website – travel reviews. These are intended to be nothing more than my own experiences in each place both as a point of reference for any places you haven’t been, as well as a record for me so I don’t forget what I liked about a place! At the moment I only have a single review on there, for Rome but I will add more

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No more 5ks in 2011!

As the title may suggest, I have just completed the last scheduled 5k erg test of 2011. “HOO-RAH” I hear you all cry and indeed it does deserve a cheer. Of course, with over 6 weeks until we reach 2012, I had best err on the side of caution and I am making this bold claim with my fingers crossed, whilst resting them firmly on a wooden table and holding a rabbit’s foot (well a vegetarian-friendly replica!). It is hardly

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Commuting and rowing are not the best of friends

For much of my professional career, I have also been pursuing my rowing ‘career’. It has become complete habit that several nights a week I head home to either go out to the club, jump on the erg or jump up and down with weights. However, whilst training is tough, dare I say it, work is usually tougher. So, it requires quite a lot of will-power to kick-start a training session some nights. Then, there are days (or weeks) where

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The Battle of Fours Head

On Saturday, a long awaited event finally took place: I completed my first The Fullers Hours Head of the River Race 2011 (HOR4s or Fours from this point forward). For several years I have tried to race that event only to be thwarted at for one reason or another. In 2009, we trained and trained and arrived at Furnivall ready to race, despite howling winds and sporadic rain. However, after much waiting, the race was cancelled. I refer you to

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Quick, somebody fetch me some tea!

I am racing at Fours Head this weekend. In preparation, we enteredUpper Thames Small Boats Head the weekend just gone. Sadly, only about 15 minutes from Henley, my crew mate and I had a message to say the other two were stuck on the hard shoulder of the M25 near J18 – engine malfunction. In one swift twist of fate, were relegated to spectators. All four of us were most disappointed. So, hitting the water last night, we felt we

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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