Real Talk

How to embrace an unexpected adventure

24th March 2020

As you can tell from the name of this blog, I’m very aware of the unexpected paths life takes us on. Most of these unexpected twists and turns are unwelcome and present issues, as well, you didn’t see them coming. Some unexpected events, of course are good, wonderful even. Marriage, babas, doggos you know. At […]

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The Truth?

25th February 2020

Life is really shit sometimes. We all get that. Right now, I’m deciding whether I go for pancakes by myself (table for one!) before I go back to an evening at a house I’m in by myself with little motivation to bother to get up tomorrow. Life has shat on me once again and I […]

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The dream team: Team Bacon

9th February 2020

One of the things I’m very grateful for is my family, better known as Team Bacon. In Addenbrooks hospital when my Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer, he said, “We’re Team Bacon, Team Bacon can get through anything.”  That pretty much sums up my Dad; a ridiculous sense of optimism in an annoying but charming […]

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I’m so glad it’s Friday

31st January 2020

So this isn’t my usual Friday feeling. I feel, mainly, as though I could sleep for 12 hours right about now. I’m exhausted from my new job, new commute and well meeting a whole bunch of new lovely people. It’s been great, but new things are tiring, as are earlier starts and longer days. My […]

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If only in my dreams…

19th November 2019

There is nothing worse than empty chairs round the Christmas table; reminders of those you’ve loved and lost. It might be your first Christmas, your fifth, your twenty-fifth, without them. Flashed by in a sparkly tinsel blur. It’s our seventh Christmas this year without my Dad. We used to morbidly joke that each year our […]

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Uh, what happened to that run?

19th October 2019

Last Sunday I was stood in the pouring rain in a metal pen waiting for my first half marathon to start. I’d had a pre-race snack, a pocket full of jelly babies and a brighter poncho than my future. Five minutes passed, ten minutes passed… after almost forty minutes, my friend called me to tell […]

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Why I’m running a half marathon

4th October 2019

In just over a week’s time I will be running my first half marathon, the Perkins Great Eastern Run in memory of my Dad for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. I briefly spoke on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about why I’m running the half, with two other fantastic runners doing the Great Eastern this year. With […]

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Run Bacon Run

10th June 2019

If you know me you’ll know that I was not a born runner. In fact I have never been that much of a runner. I was the girl who got out of cross country at school as I’d prefer to make the teachers a coffee and hear about their drama, than run laps in the […]

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