What Little H did – 3.2 years

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Dear Little H, This has been a big month for you because it’s seen the arrival of your baby sister, Little Z. I was anxious about how you would react when a new person was suddenly introduced into your life, demanding the attention of Daddy and I. However, as with everything, you’ve been a superstar! You’ve had a few moments of jealousy but for the most part you have been so patient and accommodating. You also love kissing and cuddling

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What Little H did – 3.0 years

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Happy third birthday Little H! As clichéd as it sounds, I really am not sure where the last 3 years have gone. I vividly remember you being such a small tiny baby that I was both in awe and fear of! You’ve changed so much in the last three years and yet in that time I feel like I know you inside out. I can’t imagine a world without you now. Not saying you don’t test my patience. This month

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Reasons I am grateful #1

I have kept a Gratitude Journal since the start of 2016. Over that year it made a MASSIVE difference to my mental attitude; I now more naturally see the positive in things. My blog is a place to share thoughts and opinions. But more than that, it’s a place I record life so I can look back in the future and remember how things were. Whilst I will always have my private journals, I also decided to take a leaf

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Our trip to Woburn Forest Center Parcs

Last weekend we went on a long weekend break with the in-laws to the Woburn Forest Center Parcs near Bedford. Living in Hertfordshire, it was a wonderfully convenient 40 minute journey. So we loaded up the car after H had her nap and lunch so that we arrived shortly after the 3pm lodge arrival time. (Although if you can go from 10am to use the pool and other facilities.) The Lodge Our lodge

Bike Helmets – Shouldn’t parents practice what they preach?

Opinion has always, and probably always will be, split when it comes to the effectiveness of wearing a cycle helmet. In the UK they are more common these days and in professional and amateur races / sportives they are typically now mandated. However there are still a hard-core group who don’t think they are worth bothering with. Indeed, foster the right environment for cycling and perhaps they aren’t as necessary; The Netherlands is a good example of this. I learnt

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It’s all about the cycling

There aren’t many big events that take place in Welwyn Garden City. In the six and a half years we have lived here, the only things that come to mind before this weekend are: the Olympic Torch route and being one of two main filming locations from The World’s End. This weekend we got to add event number three to the list: the fourth stage of the first ever Women’s Tour ended on Parkway in the centre of WGC! Sam

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Taking on the Wiggle Spring Saddle

A couple of months ago, Lou and Graham convinced Sam and I (I needed more convincing) to sign-up for the 38 mile leg of the Wiggle Spring Saddle sportive in Newmarket. Even after Sam had registered us and paid the (not cheap) entry fee, I still wasn’t looking forward to it. However, Lou and I spent every Saturday morning at the club on the spinning bikes. I then usually did 30 mins on the bike trainer one night during the week.

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Are you sure you’re safe to drive?

I was cycling to the station this morning and it was much colder than it has been any morning this year. I could see numerous drivers de-misting their cars whilst also being overtaken by some who had dubious visibility. As I was approaching the mini-roundabout where I come off the main road, I could hear a car coming fast behind me. The main road I cycle down had lots of traffic islands in the road so I always listen out

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London 2012 – the reason we’ve watched Le Tour de France 2013?

The last few weeks, Sam and I have been enjoying the Tour de France (TDF) highlights on ITV1 every night at 7pm. Sam was the person to record it and initially my interest was low. But after a few nights, I was as interested as him. Quite quickly we started to recognise the riders, their approaches and tact-ticks. We cheered to see Froome doing well and boo-ed Contador’s often reckless cycling. In past years, we would see the TDF on

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One year on…

A year ago today, I had my bike accident. For some reason, I thought of this a few days ago and contemplated walking to the station today. But, I didn’t want it to become one of those annual superstitions. Plus, Sod’s Law said I would have tripped over my own shoe if I’d done that and head-butted a lamp post; Or something equally as embarrassing and painful. Last year really shocked me. It shocked me in a few ways. Firstly,

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. 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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