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Blame it on the Beetle

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Blame it on the Beetle

AKA My Comrades Marathon Conundrum I was hoping the practice I’ve had at moving in recent times would make me more accomplished at this moving house malarky. After all, this time was merely interstate, not extra-continental. But nope.  I learnt that moving with pets adds a whole new curveball. And they turned out to be […]

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Jolly

How to win at life

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How to win at life

I don’t know if it’s coincidence, but Friday was the last day of term 3 and I was informed that I’m officially “horrible”. In less than 24 hours, I managed to fall out with all 3 of my children.  Good effort! It rounds off a week where I’d been given feedback that I don’t give enough discretionary effort […]

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Jolly

It’s my birthday!

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It’s my birthday!

Titch (otherwise known as Twin2) asked if I was excited about my birthday last night.  And the honest answer was no.  Because, you know, I’m another year closer to 50, which is another decade closer to 60. And then, Titch pointed out, helpfully? reassuringly? that’s when you turn into Granny. I was more worried about […]

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Jolly

Comrades 2016: The journey starts now

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Comrades 2016: The journey starts now

Confession time again. I may have inadvertently imported something from South Africa.  And judging by the front of my shirt, I suspect it’s a small warthog.  (OK, not so small).

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Comrades Marathon Review

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Comrades Marathon Review

Comrades Marathon: The Definitive Lord Oscarmort Interview Hello Readers. My huminions left the house – for a weekend away, I thought.  I was wrong.  I was abandoned; left to the ministrations of the Small and Weak huminions. I’m quite capable of controlling the Furry Beasts, but this has been a harrowing experience.  The Small and […]

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Jolly

Comrades 2015: Up to PMB

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Comrades 2015: Up to PMB

Comrades 2015 Race Review And so, the big day dawned. The 2015 Comrades Marathon was to be run.  And I was to be part of it! This is my race review of the Comrades 2015 Up Run finishing in Pietermaritzburg (PMB). Thursday, we had visited the Expo in Durban and shopped for cheap drinks bottles […]

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Jolly

The Long Jog to Comrades

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The Long Jog to Comrades

One cold Sunday in South Africa in 2012, I contracted an infection.  It was called Comrades Fever.  It rendered me unable to move, and for 12 hours I lay under a blanket staring blankly ahead, only vaguely aware of my direct surroundings. I was transported into a virtual world, somewhere several hundred kilometres from where […]

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Easter Miracles

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Easter Miracles

And I don’t just mean the miracle where I update my blog; no, there’s more!! There’s the fact that I ran 35km today.  On my own.  And I didn’t even fall over.  (Last week I ran the same route with friends, and luckily Jacqui came equipped with a backpack the size and weight it looked like she […]

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