Category Archives: Token attempts at exercise (leisure centres)

Covid-Safe Swimming – 04/08/20

  Just how safe is Covid-safe swimming? Probably very. How easy is Covid-safe swimming? Err, not very. Let’s start at the start, which is round about April-ish. Roo and I were walking to the corner shop for our only possible … Continue reading

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London Aquatic Centre – 14/12/19

Yesterday was one of those rare Advent Saturdays without any commitments in the diary, other than an early morning appointment to get a smart meter fitted. So I decided we should do something as a family and the thing Reuben … Continue reading

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Better Extreme Clip N Climb – 02/03/19

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll have the impression that Eva is not the bravest child in the world. Last time I’d taken her to a Better Extreme park she’d sat on the side for 45 … Continue reading

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Sobell Centre Better Extreme and Finsbury Park – 11/04/18

Yes, that title is a bit of a mouthful. As befits a very busy day. If I fall asleep midway through the post then …well, you’ll probably notice no difference in the coherence of my writing. It’ll probably improve if … Continue reading

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More About SwingTrain

  Once again, this is not a sponsored post. I’m plugging SwingTrain from the goodness of my heart and the hope that enough people will sign up to keep my particular class viable. I’m not getting paid or any freebies, … Continue reading

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Feel Good Extreme – 15/10/16

If you live in the Walthamstow area, you might have noticed a new leisure centre opening and you may even have discussed it on Facebook (which is as much as I’m saying on that subject). I had certainly noticed it … Continue reading

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Parks and Waterslides

Last week, as I was writing a hard-hitting piece on my cuddly local MP, I made a promise on my Facebook page. I promised that, before long, I’d move on from the political agitation and serve up a more traditional … Continue reading

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A Birthday in Barking – 23/02/16

I have a habit of going to slightly random places on my birthday. There was Bethnal Green in 2012 – not so random now but a bit out of the way when you consider we were living in South London … Continue reading

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London Without a Toddler – Abbey Spa

Yes, I know the post title and the picture above seem to contradict each other…but trust me, my spa “day” was toddler-free and in fact preschooler-free if we’re getting technical. The picture was taken by Nathan, at home with both … Continue reading

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Timbuk2 – 31/08/15

  I’ve got a bit behind on blogging this last week or so, distracted by heckling school children and getting new uniform for cabinet ministers. Did I get that the wrong way round? I don’t even know anymore. But anyway, … Continue reading

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