Yesterday I had my second swimming lesson with Swimming Nature (If you missed my first lesson, you can read it here), and came out feeling so empowered and proud at the progress I’d made. I even mentioned it as a high of the week in our weekly team meeting at work! This week Sam went through a bit of a recap with me, to get me used to being back in the pool and the feel of floating, and being under the water etc. – he was impressed that I’d practised at the weekend too! – before he continued to teach me how to do front crawl. Obviously, practising at the weekend did help – the more you do it and the more you’re in…

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Ping pong. A sport I always tried to be good at – I even joined an after-school table tennis club at school, yes I was that cool! – yet, let’s be honest I definitely need some improvement.  Alex and I went on holiday a couple of years ago, and loving a game or two of whatever they have about, mini golf, arcade games, pool, we tried a match on the ping pong table. I think the word ‘Frustration’ didn’t quite cut it for how Alex was feeling! But as my little brother was coming to visit, and I found out that he didn’t like dancing (how? I love dancing!), I wanted to book something different, something I’d never done in London, and something he wouldn’t…

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I used to LOVE trampolining when I was at school. In fact, it was the ONLY sport I looked forward to during high school. It’s not that I’m not a team player, it’s just until after I left for sixth form I hated sport altogether and this was the only one I was anywhere near good at. Plus no one had to rely on me having a decent aim, throwing in the right direction, kicking a ball hard enough or running fast enough haha.  Now trampolining has turned into a nationwide craze, with numerous trampoline parks having opened across the UK. Eager to indulge my inner 15year old, I recently booked Alex and I tickets for Oxygen Freejumping, the trampoline park in Acton, for a date…

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I refuse to believe summer is over yet! Yes I know it’s a bit colder and a little wetter sometimes, and yes it is being pretty unpredictable BUT we do live in England! We have to remember this, and make the most of the weather being a reasonable temperature to do all the summery things we haven’t done yet. Come on, let’s all think positive! And who knows what September might bring – I’ve got my fingers crossed for a spontaneous heat wave! There’s still a few weeks left yet (at least!) and lots I want to do. So I thought I’d share with you the extras on my to do list before summer really is out. – Carnival – this is obviously a must!…

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I never knew you could get specialised running socks. But today whilst out trainer shopping for new running trainers, the sales assistant  introduced me to these Karrimor beauties. I know what you’re thinking, pushy sales people just wanting more sales. But read here what I thought about this new purchase after my first run in them.  These Karrimor running socks are made to provide comfort with padded toe and heel and an ergonomic fit (yes I did google this – the socks are designed to fit the foot and the job well).  They were so comfortable! They really did fit well, and nicely cushioned my feet in my trainers. They even have a bit which is raised at the back to cover the back of your heel where…

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