Cardiff Half Marathon/London Marathon Training

I haven’t been able to run properly for around 5 to 6 weeks now. Unfortunately a few weeks back, I injured my leg and have been trying to my best (despite the odd ‘test’ run) to rest. Being injured is very frustrating, even more so when you’re training for an event. On October 7th, I’ll be running the Cardiff Half Marathon. I did it last year for the first time, and completed it in 2 hours 29 minutes and 3 seconds. I even got injured in training last year as well! This year, my goal is to complete the Cardiff… [Read More]

Five easy ways to take the stress out of moving house

Moving house can be a stressful time. I know just how stressful it can be. I’ve moved three times in the last six years and each time has presented new and different problems. Moving house with children in tow is also problematic as I’ve discovered on more than occasion. Here are some tips to help take the stress out of moving house. Pack one room at a time By packing each room one at a time, you can make unpacking when you move into your new home go a lot quicker. It means you won’t have to rifle through various… [Read More]

London Marathon 2019: Another Fundraising Update

Fundraising It’s been just over a month since my last fundraising update so I thought it was time to write another update. In my last post I shared with you how I’d managed to raise £976.50 towards my £1,600 target for WellChild, the national charity for sick children. Since my last update I have managed to break through the £1,000 mark! I have now raised a total of £1,242.42! That’s 77% of my target, and means I have just £357.58 to go! So here’s how I managed to raise more money: £5.14 – Online donations £4.00 – Selling things £256.78 –… [Read More]

But doc, can I still run?

Oh the frustration of being a runner, or any sportswoman or man for that matter, is when you’re injured. This is made even more frustrating when everywhere you go, everyone appears to be doing the sport you’re currently unable to do! In my case, running! Whilst training for my first half marathon last year I tore the adductor muscle in my right leg, and ever since then I seem to be injury prone! I ran a 10k earlier this year whilst injured, and ended up having to rest for 3-4 weeks, and now can you believe it, I’m on the… [Read More]

London Marathon Training Update

It dawned on me a few weeks ago that I’ve been so focused on fundraising for the London Marathon 2019 for my charity, WellChild, that I haven’t actually written an update on how my training is going. Whilst I written plenty of posts about how fundraising going, read my latest post here, I thought I’d write about my training. It may seem a little early to some to start training now, but my training is actually twofold. You see I’m also running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October 2018 for Cancer Research UK, so my training plan has started now… [Read More]

How to Host a Charity Coffee Morning

A few days ago I wrote an update post about my charity fundraising for WellChild. I’m running the London Marathon for them next April, and have a fundraising target of £1,600. With such a big target I wanted to start fundraising right away to give myself the best chance of hitting and hopefully exceeding that target. One of the events that I’d planned was a coffee morning. Taking advantage of a school inset day on a Friday, I decided to open up my house and garden to local parents and their children for a few hours in the morning. Having… [Read More]

London Marathon 2019: Fundraising Update

It’s been almost one month since my first fundraising update so I thought I’d write another update with you to share my progress. In my last fundraising post, which you can read here, I shared the amazing news that I’d managed to raise £455.18. That’s 28% of my £1,600 fundraising target for WellChild. I’d managed to raise this amount my donating the first £100 myself, and then by sharing my fundraising page with friends and family. This saw some online donations come in. I also sold some items that I no longer needed, and made some crafts to sell. My… [Read More]

My First Fundraising Event: An Update

As many people know I’ll be running the London Marathon next year for WellChild, the national charity for sick children. As part of accepting a charity place with WellChild I have a fundraising target of £1,600. I made the first donation of £100 to confirm my place, and I have since raised a good amount already through online donations, selling second hand goods, and from making crafts and selling them. However, I always knew that the biggest earner would be from hosting events. That’s why, with a pretty small turnaround time, I arranged my first event. A charity family magic… [Read More]

Redecorating a room using wall murals

My husband and I are always looking for new ways to redecorate our house quickly and easily. As we’re renting, we don’t want to spend too much money, but at the same time we want a great end result. That’s why wall murals are a good choice. I’d love to redecorate our living room. We have beautiful grey sofas with colourful buttons on, but the rest of our living room has remained untouched since we moved in over a year ago. While our storage unit and TV stand matches our sofas, the cream coloured walls and green patterned carpet definitely… [Read More]

London Marathon Fundraising Update

Last week I shared a blog post with you about how I’ve accepted a charity place for the London Marathon with WellChild, the national charity for sick children. My fundraising target is £1,600. This is a huge amount of money to raise, so I’ve decided to give myself the best chance, I’d start fundraising right away! In order to confirm my acceptance of my charity place, I was asked to kickoff my fundraising with a £100 donation. I did this pretty much the same day I received the email offering me the charity place. With my £100 donation confirmed, I’m… [Read More]