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Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life

I’ve been increasing my exercise recently by running routes around my home town. I’ve been running little over a month now and went from being barely able to run 1km to now running 4km without stopping. 🙂  I signed up for Cancer Research UK’s Race4Life on 8th June and my aim is to run 5km in 45 minutes and I’m track to meet that target having run 4km in 33 minutes today, which is my personal best so far. I track my progress on Strava if anyone would like to follow me. As well as the race I will be Read More…

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Happy Easter from the Gloucester Spring Festival

Happy Easter to those that celebrate it! 🙂 Today I spent the morning exploring the historic docks in Gloucester where they had a Spring festival and vintage fun fair. We started with a light breakfast in Bill’s, the restaurant I frequent in Cheltenham which I didn’t realise until today also has a premises in Gloucester! I’ll definitely be going back in future. It’s been a while since I’ve explored Gloucester city and it’s definitely had a lot of improvements over the years. There’s a wide range of restaurants and bars at the docks as well as an outlet shopping centre. Read More…

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Mother’s Day 2017

Yesterday was Mothering Sunday in the UK and my dad and I took my mum to the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water for the day. My sister and her partner met up with us later in the day. We started with a light breakfast in a lovely little tea room – The Small Talk Tea Rooms – dad and I had pancakes and mum had crumpets. I’d never been there before but would definitely go back, it was reasonably priced and the staff were friendly. It became apparent that a lot of locals had come for breakfast there too. I think Read More…

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MCM Birmingham

This weekend was MCM Birmingham which is held in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). We’ve been going to this convention since 2009 when it was the Memorabilia show! It was my 2nd ever convention back then and now the start of the convention year for me. We drove up to Birmingham early Saturday morning (about 6am) and arrived at the NEC just after 8am. With our priority entry tickets we could enter at 9am but there was already a large queue forming when we got there. We passed the time chatting and taking a couple of selfies. Usually there’s a Read More…

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Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine’s day or ‘Galentines’ day or Happy Tuesday. Whether your celebrating today or not or if your single or in a relationship, I hope everyone has a good day. Ryan and I don’t celebrate much, we’re having a quiet night in watching a film (likely Deep Water Horizon), Ryan’s cooking lasagne as we’ve not had it in ages and I’m providing dessert. I’ll probably have some heart shaped napkins for the table from my party ware stash. 🙂 We said we’re not doing gifts but did say we’d do cards… which will be after I finish work.  Yes, Valentine’s Read More…

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‘Tis the season.

Where has the time gone? Halloween and Bonfire Night have both been and gone and Christmas is right around the corner! Picking up where I left off last time, we didn’t end up dressing up as characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Halloween in the end. Time got away from us and the costume one of us was planning on ending up being too small. 🙁 So we looked at other options – I was a mummy, dad went as Uncle Fester from the Addams Family (complete with light bulb) and, for those of you familiar with The Read More…