Graduated from the University of Queensland, December 2012, Mother of two, Nanna of one, Master of none.Currently undertaking an Honours thesis in English Literature with a working title of: “The Role of The Physician and The Asylum as Gothic Tropes in Victorian Literature”.
Reet Yorkshire lass with a mighty chip of granite on my shoulder; Battle Axe and part-time Ninja.
…. and I also ran a marathon in 2011 (42.2km) to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation Australia, and Macmillan Nurses in the UK…….just because I am a Nanna doesn’t mean I have to just sit at home knitting you know. At some point I’ll probably get around to doing a post about my whole running journey from couch to marathon, and the infamous ‘controlled shuffle’ which got me to the end, but for now, and because my blog is getting a bit more traffic, I’m adding this link to Emily’s Charity Events which is on facebook, you can show your support for a great cause by heading on over and just clicking ‘like‘, and the Tribute Page administered by her Mum Jo to learn more. Jo doesn’t ’do’ cycling, and yet this year she is going to cycle from London to Paris - we’re not sure yet what happens on the sea leg of that journey……… so watch this space!! And I really need to acknowledge that we ran that marathon for Emily, and that she’ll be our inspiration to be grateful for what we have, to strive to reach our goals, to attempt anything (the more ludicrous and seemingly impossible the better), and to never ever say ‘I can’t”, for the rest of our lives xxxx
I run so I can also eat as much cake as I want.
And…..an early post that explains why, in 2005, aged 36, I emigrated from Hull, East Yorkshire, England to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia……..Because The Beaches Are Better!!