Growing up, Hallowe'en wasn't really a thing. Once, before my mum had quite grasped the concept, she answered the door and said 'Trick' to the waiting group of kids. I think she was hoping for some close-up magic. Anyway, she fumed when she spotted the Silly String the next day. I'll be out later, shepherding … Continue reading Things that go bump in the night
Amal Clooney has been in the news recently, firstly for marrying George Clooney, and then for taking his name, and the backlash and reaction to it has been fascinating to follow (here is a little sample). Something I had absolutely no doubts about on the approach to marriage was that I would be keeping my … Continue reading Keeping my name
Today is parkrun's 10th birthday. On Saturday, thousands of people will celebrate this by running 5 kilometres, in locations throughout the world. I can also guarantee that a lot of cake will be consumed! I'm going to keep this post fairly short as there is plenty of writing out there already about the wonder of … Continue reading Happy birthday, parkrun!