Thursday, 20 November 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful: Learning Lessons #R2BC


Thank you Jo for sorting out this week's linky whilst I was busy on my teaching practice! I have had a roller coaster week so I need to focus on this week's reasons to be cheerful for me:

1) Running away 

Well not quite but if you read my Workout Wednesday post you can see its been my best running week for quite some time!



2) Teaching Successes

Its a steep learning curve being a trainee primary teacher and having to know 13 subjects and how to teach to a range of children! Most lessons its ever so easy to not get it right so to have a fabulous French lesson today made me feel great. 




3) Autumn in Cumbria

This is definitely one of the most beautiful times of the year to be living in Cumbria:


See my Silent Sunday for another Fell Foot photo.



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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Workout Wednesday Pushing the PBs!

My son is making a great pace maker at Fell Foot Parkrun. Once again this Saturday he pulled me round faster and (despite slipping over!) I once again knocked lots of time off my previous PB and so did he:


The event is such a fun and friendly one that all of us love including my daughter who enjoys marshalling!

Tonight I finally got out for a decent run after a few weeks of being too busy. Trying hard to be in shape for my 10 km race on the 6th December. I was worried that I would struggle with a 40 minute non stop run with only 3 minutes to recover before a final 10 minutes. Turned out I needn't have worried as I ran the fastest training run I have done for months (despite having to dodge crowds of running club members!).



I just have to try and squeeze in a few more training runs around my teacher training..

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful: Family Fun #R2BC


My teacher training course is getting really manic so I apologise for not visiting everyone on the hop so far! We have managed to have some fun despite my heavy workload though so here are this week's reasons to be cheerful for me:

1) Running our best 

My son and I ran our second Fell Foot Parkrun this weekend. Not quite sure how but he shaved 40 seconds off his PR for the course I was 46 seconds faster:





2) Birthday Fun

My children both had an amazing time celebrating their birthdays at Tree Top Nets. It was a real experience for all of us:





3) My kids

With life being manic I spent a lot of time just enjoying being a mum this weekend:



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Monday, 10 November 2014

#CountryKids Tree Top Nets at Brockhole

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

For my children's birthdays they decided to take a couple of friends each to Tree Top Nets at Brockhole. These are a new idea for children (and adults) aged 3 and over to enjoy fun up to 9 m off the ground without the need for helmets and safety lines! You ascend up a netting tunnel to reach the main area:


The height is more obvious from below:


The children went flying up to the top, I was a lot more cautious as it sways more with an adult weight! Once you get to the top then there is a large complex of nets with plenty of room for children to run around: