Braemar navigates the Corinth Canal.

Today Fred Olsen’s Braemar made history as the longest ever ship to cruise through Greece’s Corinth Canal. The canal is 25 metres wide, with limestone walls and connects the Gulfs of Corinth and Saronic in the Aegean Sea.

I wasn’t lucky enough to be there. My partner was and he took these amazing pictures.

I spent an amazing summer hopping the Greek Islands as a seventeen year old. I am restless for a repeat journey.

#ESCBA East Sussex Children’s Book Award

So this year I am involved in this, so will be posting at intervals.

East Sussex Children’s Book Award an annual event run by East Sussex Library and Information Service aimed at raising the profile and value of reading for pleasure. Children vote for their favourite book from a shortlist. A series of author events at schools across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove are organised to which all participating schools are invited and a final celebration at a prestigious Sussex venue to announce the winner is held in June.


Yesterday I completed Couch to 5K

It was an achievement. I wasn’t a runner. Apparently I am now! Today I started Couch to 10K › app › 10k-t…Web results 10K Trainer by C25K® on the App Store – iTunes – Apple.

Flushed with success I skipped straight to stage 9. That was a whole new level. Double the time apart from anything else. Not so cocky now!

And another thing! Anyone that has had a go at Couch to 5K will know that you can chose a celebrity to take you through the programme. Sarah Millican has been my celebrity of choice, babying me along, encouraging me, telling me how well I was doing! With my new app I have an American voice barking instructions at me. Walk! Jog! Guess I don’t need to be told what a clever girl I am now! Now I’m officially a runner!