I’m getting ready for my talk at WriteUp! SpeakUp! at this year’s Wells Festival of Literature. I will be speaking about my experiences of running. Not running per se, more around the extraordinary mind shift that being physically active can produce[...]
When I tentatively took my first steps to getting physically fit, I didn’t realise that this was the start of an extraordinary change of mindset and self-discovery. While feeling the depths of grief – my father had recently died along with a h[...]
Today I ran 5K in 28.33, my fastest time ever at parkrun in Shepton Mallet - yay!
This journey started at 40.32 (for 5K at parkrun) precisely a year ago when deep in grief from losing a parent, along with something I loved/trusted disintegrating and i[...]
Taking my daughter to her first gymnastics competition today I asked what she wanted to achieve for herself, she replied that she didn’t want to come last. She wasn’t setting her bar low or being pessimistic, it was the opposite – she re[...]
Shepton Mallet Prison’s future seems certain as a reincarnation into luxury apartment blocks by a high-end property developer who was sold this grade II* listed building by the MoJ. The development has been postponed until up to 2020, although work can [...]