It’s toddling time – a reminder of how amazing walking is!

It’s official – I am longer the Mum of a baby but of a toddler! Little H has been walking for a good couple of months but always with help, cruising around furniture or, at best, just covering a small number of steps when set off in the right direction. For several weeks it’s been clear she had “the skills” to walk alone but had not developed the confidence. Then, suddenly, after nursery on Thursday she just…went. She let go

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That was the year that was 2015 – a summary

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2015 has been another challenging year, but more for happy reasons that sad, especially when compared against last year. Whilst the losses of 2014 are still very much felt, the arrival of H at the start of the year brought a bit of sunshine back in to life again. It’s pushed me to many extremes but it’s ultimately been a wonderful year so here is the summary!

First good weekend of 2014 = lots of garden time!

When we woke-up on Saturday, it was bit overcast. But it was dry and it wasn’t excessively windy so overcast was a great outcome compared to recent weekends. Sam ‘slummed it’ back on his mountain bike and came with me on a 10 mile bike ride (to help me prepare for a 38-miler at the start of April…*gulp*) and whilst we were out, the sun broke through. The result…the best weekend of the year so far. I spent most of

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That was the year that was 2013 – a summary

So another year has gone by and more so than ever before, it feels like it has flown by. Following last year’s structure, I have broken the year-up by month and called out the top highlights (of varying degrees of interest!) for each. I decided to start this entry with a new section though – some ‘Of the Year’ callouts – it’s the sort of information you quickly forget and I wish I had for the last 4+ years, but

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Summer training: tougher than winter?

I was going to train when I got home today (Lou was busy so I didn’t go to the club) but after baking in the sauna that was the train for 30 minutes (it was VERY unpleasant!) I just couldn’t summon the energy to train as soon as I got in. After a light dinner, I decided to train just before 8pm when it started to get a bit cooler. Despite that, after half an hour of kettle bells I

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From cold to hot in, almost, the blink of an eye

The weather this year has been pretty uninspiring on the whole. The winter saw us on a repeated loop through cold > snow > rain > glimmer of hope from February through to May. In early June, things started to perk up a bit, but with temperatures still sitting in the low teens. Suddenly though, less than a fortnight ago, the sun arrived. Now, my it is scorching! So much so that we seem to be at the other end

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Room 101: Umbrellas!

Living in Britain, rain is common place. We either have none of it for ages and have fears of droughts and stand pipes. Or we have deluges of it come spring, autumn, winter or (most likely) summer and we end up feeling continually soggy! So, I appreciate the want and need to try and stay dry when it rains. But, oh, I really hate umbrellas. Being a person of height (I’m 6ft or there abouts), I am at ‘eye-gouging’ height

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Room 101: Winter weather

It is the middle of March and it is snowing. SNOWING! Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised but last week we were almost in spring, or so we thought. It was just starting to feel milder and get lighter in the morning. Then, BAMN, this week it got cold again, the wind picked up and then this morning I look out to see flakes of the white stuff falling. Typical when I am back in an early morning crew at

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The temperature plummets and motivation is lacking

It’s a difficult time of year for training. The weather is not at it’s best and there is nothing harder than forcing myself out in to the dark and cold conservatory to erg. Or out of the house and down to water training after work. Or out of bed early on a Saturday to de-ice the car for weekend outings. I enjoy my rowing and my exercise, but with just the rigmarole of getting to and from work in the

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Oh rain, why can’t you spread yourself out a bit?!

A couple of weeks ago, the water companies declared a hose pipe ban.  A lot of the southern counties were in drought after months of no rain.  When it came to thinking about it, there really hadn’t been much rain.  Sure, we had had lots of ice, cold days and even snow.  But none of these things keep our resevoirs full.  However, a mere two days after the hose pipe ban came in to play, the heavens opened.  And it

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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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