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Inducted into the Box

If you’ve been following me on twitter you’ll know that I have taken the plunge and I am now a fully inducted member of my local CrossFit box, CrossFit Witham in Lincoln. After all the encouragement I received following my blog post about my taster session, I have joined for one month to give me

Calling all Lincolnshire Musicians – Performance and World Record Attempt!

Ever fancied playing a piece of music with 1,500 people? SoundLincs, who are celebrating their 15th birthday this year, are arranging the opportunity to do just that – the B15 project are looking for enthusiastic musicians and singers of all ages, traditions, interests and abilities to take part in a unique record breaking event. B15 is

Trying CrossFit

I think I’ve just about got over it now. On Sunday and Monday, and even Tuesday, the muscles down the inside of my thighs, across my stomach and chest, and under my arms especially. This made standing up and sitting down a bit on the painful side, and I’m not sure I did a very

My Week in Photos 16 to 22 December 2013

We had our office Christmas meal this week – I had a really good time at The Castle Hotel in Lincoln, the food was good and we laughed alot! This was my place setting. It’s rather warm for the time of year so on my last day at work I had my last Eskimoos milkshake

My Week in Photos 2 to 8 Dec 2013

2 to 8 December 2013 The sky over Lincoln looked as ominous as the wind felt on Thursday. This photo just doesn’t show how rough the Brayford was – I wouldn’t have wanted to be on a boat that day! It was Lincoln Christmas Market this weekend – the weather was rather changeable over the

My Week in Photos 25 Nov to 1 Dec 2013

I’ve brought My Week in Photos back after a break while I took part in the BEDN project. 25 November to 1 December 2013 Possibly the best graze box snack ever to be included… this is “jam doughnut”. The cool blues of Brayford Pool, Lincoln, in winter. I headed over to Donna Nook on Friday

#BEDN 19 > Newsflash – Found Cash

Today BEDN bloggers are being encouraged to write about something that’s in the news.  I was going to address my thoughts on this scary clown that has been reported around Lincoln (and other towns), stepping out in front of cars and starring into car windows. I was going to tell you all how much I

#BEDN 12 > Your Hometown – Lincoln

“Where are you from” has been a bit of a difficult question for me to answer in the past. Due to my mum and dad’s work, I lived in several different towns before I was 17 – giving me a mixed British accent and meaning that actually I didn’t have an answer to that question.

Sunday Soliloquy – Craftsmanship

On Thursday this week I attended LincUpLive, “Tomorrow’s Business Innovation, growth and regeneration – a business intelligence event”. I have lots of highlights of the day, which was very motivating and gave me a lot to think about. One thing that really struck a cord with me was something that Alan Moore said during his

Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival

The Bailgate area of Lincoln had a really great atmosphere today – the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival were both taking place in the Castle and Cathedral grounds. The smells were amazing – local farmers and related organisations of all kinds set up stands to sell their wares and promote their businesses.

My Week in Photos 14 to 20 Oct 2013

I’ve seen a few other bloggers do photo round-ups or favourite photo posts on a weekly basis, and as someone who is always willing to borrow ideas if I think they’re good, I thought I’d join in with the trend. And let’s face it photo posts like this was where Splodz Blogz started back in

Defeated by Spires and Steeples 2013

Today I have mostly been sat on my sofa, nursing sore knees and a sore back, moping a bit. Yesterday was the annual Spires and Steeples Challenge, a fantastic local running and walking event taking people from Lincoln to Sleaford via lots of lovely Lincolnshire villages along riverside paths, through farms, along country lanes and

I Actually Rode a Horse!

A couple of weeks ago I introduced Britain’s Personal Best here on Splodz Blogz; a scheme aiming to recapture the motivation created by London 2012 by encouraging us to challenge ourselves. My personal challenge, the thing that Britain’s Personal Best inspired me to do, was to ride a horse. Relatively simple compared to many of

InstaChimps Exhibition 2 – My Shots

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to get over to Lincoln Central Library sometime over the last two weeks to view my six black and white smartphone photographs, along with the 90 others on display. We have now taken the pictures out of the Library, and so for those of you who

Breeze Sunday Brunch – Culture and Food by Bike

After enjoying my first Sky Ride Local so much a couple of weekends back, I signed up for one of the women only Breeze rides. Breeze, which is also part of British Cycling, is all about encouraging women to take to their bikes and enjoy social cycling. I thought it would be an excellent way