A long overdue garden update

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Over my birthday weekend we went to my in-laws (my Father-in-Laws birthday is the day before mine). My Mother-in-Law is an exceptional gardener and her garden is both wonderfully matured and maintained. So we arrived to see borders bursting with colour and life. I got back home and peered out to our garden – immature in my view, having only lived in the house since Autumn last year – and also neglected because I don’t have the time to spend

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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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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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Everyone has a limit, but what price would you pay to find yours?

Okay, so if my entry title made you jump in excitement thinking there was a new way to monitor physical and mental fitness, I’m afraid I will have to disappoint you, because it is not so (or at least isn’t the focus of this post). My motives for writing this are far simpler and, as often seems to be the case these days, from a conversation with a colleague (a different one from last time though, I might add!). I

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Blog Post 23-01-2011

I’m not even 30 yet but I can no longer handle nights out at all!  We met our sisters in town last night for dinner and drinks.  By 10:30pm, I was yawning away.  Albeit i had been awake since 6:45 because of rowing, but still, we had enjoyed a few cocktails which usually wake one up with the sugar and alcohol content!  Anyway, we were in bed by 12:30am (we stayed at some special hotel for Sam’s work it town!)

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The year that was 2010 – a summary

So, another year has gone, can you believe it?! It doesn’t seem like 12 months ago since I was sat here writing my review of 2009. I’m having to drag my mind back to the start of the year in order to start and I’m finding it a bit tough! Ok, so I shall start in the most logical place which is January. As one might expect, it was a rather quiet month. We went for a trip up to Leeds in early

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Blog Post 05-12-2010

I meant to blog sooner than today, but time sort of ran away with me.  We are now back at work and I am back training and Malta and the wedding seem ages away now!  It’s so sad and I have to confess to hitting a small batch of honeymoon blues.  Not in an overly clinché way in that I am moping and miserable thinking there is nothing left to life; rather life was so much more relaxing and warmer

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Blog Post 30-11-2010

Okay, so it has been a long time since my last blog I know, but I have a good excuse this time – in the time since my last one, Sam and I have got married and been to Malta on our honeymoon!  It has been an excellent two weeks since my last post.  I don’t have the energy to write about it all now, but I do feel the need to recount some of it here at some point

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Blog Post 17-11-2010

So there has been some radio silence for the last week I know, but I have been so busy. I have just finished work today for two weeks for the wedding and I an relieved to be having a break. I have handed over all rowing responsibilities too which means I can focus on getting everything ready for Saturday. I think Friday will end up being a bit insane so I am going to have a relaxed day tomorrow! Erg

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Blog Post 11-06-2010

There is a couple sat next to me on train having a debate about who to invite when, where and how to their wedding ceremony and reception. It’s reassuring to know other people are having bigger planning issues than us! Less reassuring is the horrible smell emanating from the snack a girl is eating further down the train…

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. 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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