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5ks, cows and Claire Underwood

Last July I decided to start running. I was inspired by the site of women running in the morning as I drove to work. They always seemed the epitome of grace and power to me. However I never saw myself as a runner. I was the girl who hid in the toilets at school when...

OLYMPICS, FAILURE AND RYAN LOCHTE

I’vwe been watching the Olympics sporadically over the last week or so. The big battle has been in the pool amongst the swimmers. Now I have to say I’m no swimmer. I didn’t learn as a child and while I did try it again, my instructor – try as...

AFTER THE OVERWHELM | COMES THE SURPRISE

Last week, I blogged about how I was going to play music with a group for the first time and how I felt terrified and overwhelmed… Well, I showed up. There was one other oboe player – a 13 year old (also called Anne) who was rather more advanced than me...