Dear Kids, Here’s What Tim Minchin Can (Help) Teach You About Life

I’ve got a crush on Tim Minchin. I’m a bit shy about admitting my crushes on here anymore, as if some part of me thinks that I ought to have outgrown that kind, or level, of admiration. Luckily that feeling usually gets thrown some serious shade by the ‘Say it and be proud’ side of…

Tips on Running a Marathon

Perhaps the alternative title of this post should be ‘How I trained for a marathon’. I’m the first to admit I’m hardly the perfect example of what excellence looks like. I only did three runs a week when many other people do four, or even five. However, I got there in the end. A few…

Swimming

You stepped off the bus from Scout camp with a resolute, yet pleased, expression on your face. Careful not to come over to me until you were sure you had been dismissed (unlike your brother…also at said camp), you walked across the car park and I momentarily lost all perspective. Who was this girl? Was…