Music to use ergs by.

I have a 5k erg time due by Saturday evening. I really do not take any pleasure in doing a 5k test. In some of the various rowing books I read, people have said that a 5k is the hardest thing they have ever done, including someone who went to fight in Afghanistan. Now, having never done the latter, I cannot comment there, but I know it is one of the hardest physical tests I have ever put myself through.

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The calm with no storm, oh and a trip to Parliament

My 2012 plan of staying calm is going well. This has been a trying week I will not lie. However, I have not fallen off the wagon – there was just a slight low-pressure front which caused me to wobble a bit 😉 However, I have been remembering to call upon my trusty iPod and cheery tunage to perk me up if I reach a tense point. My current ‘top’ motivational tune is Domino by Jessie J, amongst other things.

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Time for a financial review?

Despite being a fairly organised person who likes to get the best value for money out of everything, I will admit to putting off routinely reviewing my savings accounts to ensure I am getting the best deal. However, I just watched the Celebrity Mastermind on BBC iPlayer and Martin Lewis of Money Saving Expert fame was one of the guests. In his mini-interview before the general knowledge round, he pointed out that using one of your days of Annual Leave

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2012 – the New Year Plan

The Christmas and New Year period disappears quite quickly one the two ‘big days’ are over and done with. It is hard to believe that this time last week was the first day of a brand new year. I went back to work on Tuesday and after about 3/4 of a day, normal service resumed and any thoughts of festive cheer or relaxed afternoons curled up on the sofa were long gone. This is not completely a bad thing because

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Welcome to 2012

So 2011 is gone and the year of the London Olympics has arrived – 2012! I am not one for massive life-changing decisions at the start of the New Year. I can understand why some may find it a useful trigger, but I personally prefer to act in the moment if something needs to be changed. That said, the New Year does bring a sort of ‘clean slate’ feel with it, so I do use it as a prompt to

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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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