• New Year, new you?  How to spectacularly fail to add regular exercise to your morning ‘routine’.

    We’re well into the new year and many of you may be successfully making good on your resolutions and new year goals, logging your 10,000 daily steps on your new shiny app, along with the weekly 10k run and a spin class for good measure.  There may be others amongst you however, who – like me - have found yourselves stumbling early on and realising (not for the first time) that attempting to manage your life AND trying to get fit at the same time, may require a level of organisation and dedication currently beyond your capabilities. If it all seems to be going a bit too well so far, here is my suggested method of how to fall from the dizzy heights of your exercise plan and fail to maintain the ‘achievable goal of completing 4 short HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training, for the uninitiated) sessions in a week’:....
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  • I love you more than life itself

    As I was leaving the house to go to work the other day, my eldest daughter, Ana, called out to me “I love you more than life itself!”.   Rushing to....
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  • Sibling Rivalry

    My children argue.  Like many other sibling pairs, they will argue about anything and everything. In between times, they like to shock me by playing beautifully together and appearing to....
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  • Time to be.

    I love my job as a teacher: it's engaging, challenging and often fun.....but it's simultaneously exhausting and all-consuming and, when you add in the rush and noise of family life,....
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  • Getting it right (sometimes).

    The summer holidays are now in full swing and our family have been busy filling our days with activity.  Of course the sound of my children moaning, arguing, complaining and....
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  • Casual sexism: why fight it?

    I am a big fan of humanity. I love nothing more than watching documentaries or news items which demonstrate the human capacity for kindness, generosity and empathy: they fill me....
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