Donna Louise 5k Fun Run

I entered the Donna Louise 5k fun run at Trentham Gardens as something to aim for and keep me on track. I was going through a bit of a “race excitement” moment and was looking for local 5k’s to enter … Continue reading

Why volunteer

I’ve been volunteering as Beaver Scout Leader for my local Scout Group for nearly 10 years now, but I don’t see myself as a volunteer, I just see it as something I do. My hobby. You should enjoy your volunteering … Continue reading

Wearing pink doesn’t make me a girly girl

I’ve been a tomboy for as long as I can remember, always rebelling against anything girly, which of course meant hating the colour pink. I remember walking home from primary school telling my Mum how wearing a skirt was stupid … Continue reading

The unexpected happenings of living on a farm

Yesterday Ash and I were sat in the garden having a BBQ, watching a hot air balloon fly slowly towards the house. As it got closer and closer it got lower and lower and then landed in one of our … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Zebby

Can you believe Zebby is 1 today! Where has that time gone?! 10 months ago we brought the little whirlwind home and it completely changed our lives. As a puppy he was sweet, playful, thoughtful, sensitive and crazy! He approached … Continue reading

Neewa Canicross Belt

When I started the Couch to 5k program in January I really started to look in to Canicross with more interest. For anyone who doesn’t know, Canicross is a sport where you run with your dog attached to you. It’s … Continue reading

The Troll Run

What a mad day. I don’t even know where to start. We agreed to do the Troll Run a while ago when I was first getting in to the habit of running and going to Parkruns. Although I’d heard a … Continue reading

The only competition that matters is with yourself

I’m always comparing myself to other people, I’m awful at it. They’re faster than me, they’re stronger than me, they’re more confident than me. As I’ve been learning to run I’ve constantly been comparing my time and pace to others, … Continue reading

Crufts haul

Crufts! Yes! One of the highlights of my year. I love it. So many dog activities, sports, equipment, products, organisations and (of course) dogs in one place! The shopping is actually one of my highlights as there aren’t that many … Continue reading

5 things you should know before getting a puppy

The teething stage is a nightmare Puppies explore with their mouths and need to chew as their teeth grow. Unfortunately this means that your fingers, hands, arms, jumpers, trousers, chair legs, skirting board, sofa, etc take the brunt of it. … Continue reading

Newbie runner mistakes

I’m by no means a running expert, but now that I have been running several times a week for over a month and have been along to a couple of Parkrun events I’ve already learnt a few hard lessons about … Continue reading

Things I’ve learnt since living alone

It’s been 12 months since Ash and I moved out of our own parents’ homes and in to our new house together. I’ll hold my hands up and say I was quite lazy while living with parents so it’s been … Continue reading

My first Parkrun

I’ve heard about Parkrun from a few of my friends and a couple of them have been encouraging me to go along to a local one at Cannock Chase and just run at whatever Couch 2 5k pace I’m currently … Continue reading

Entertain your dogs nose – Introduction to scentwork

I’ve come home from a workshop today absolutely buzzing. It’s been a while since I’ve chosen and paid to attend a workshop with my dogs, partly due to the lack of money and time since moving house last December, but … Continue reading