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Two school visits and training getting back on track

Saturday morning run views Despite the searing temperatures this week, the marathon training is slowly getting back on track. It helps that I’ve started going for 0530am runs before it gets too warm. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still pretty warm even at that hour, so I’m unsure how this week is going to go… Continue reading Two school visits and training getting back on track

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Feeling stressed but grateful

I’ve spent my weekend in a battle with my laptop, Google Workspace and my sanity… Google is currently winning. Who knew data migration was so stressful?! I can’t remember a more stressful week back after holiday; Jas did a brilliant job steering the ship whilst I was away, so I’m so grateful for her but… Continue reading Feeling stressed but grateful

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My first time running with a bright yellow flag on my back…

This weeks update will be a little short; another week and another round of investor meetings and calls. We’re still on the investor trail, which to be honest has filled most of the week. We’ve been busy (when are we not?!) but it doesn’t feel like much to report… On Wednesday night we were invited… Continue reading My first time running with a bright yellow flag on my back…

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Happy New Year: 2022, we’re ready for you

Welcome, 2022! After a short hiatus of blog writing for various reasons; the C-word being the main factor… I am back and looking forward to my second full year of writing this blog. Christmas, which now seems like an age ago already, was lovely although I have been recovering from a bout of Covid-19. In… Continue reading Happy New Year: 2022, we’re ready for you

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“And what do you do…?” “Me, I’m the Secretary of State for Education”….oh, great!

Doncaster 10km Well what a week it has been. I’m writing this again from Yorkshire (I do seem to spend a lot of weekends up in Yorkshire for one reason or another) as this weekend I found myself back racing a 10km! I haven’t run a 10km (race) in a few years. I always thought… Continue reading “And what do you do…?” “Me, I’m the Secretary of State for Education”….oh, great!

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”: Reflections on a year that changed my life

This week I moved out of my flat in Oxford for two weeks back at home in Yorkshire. I had an annoying trip to London this week searching for a flat, but alas, unsuccessful. For this weeks blog, I am sharing the final post I wrote for the Business School website. I wrote blog posts… Continue reading “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”: Reflections on a year that changed my life

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“I’m not crying, you’re crying”: the most emotional week of the year so far

I’m writing this fresh off the back of writing my final blog post for the Business School. Do I do anything other than write blog posts? Who knows… Anyway, due to the aforementioned, I am feeling rather emotional and teary-eyed. What a week it has been for emotions: happiness and jubilation mixed with sadness and… Continue reading “I’m not crying, you’re crying”: the most emotional week of the year so far

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After the hardest 50 weeks of my life, we head into the final one…

It’s party time I actually can’t believe this has been week 50 of 51 and tomorrow heralds the beginning of Capstone week, our final week as Oxford students. It has been another busy one; starting the week in Yorkshire, visiting London twice and kicking off the final parties and nights out. On Tuesday, Jas and… Continue reading After the hardest 50 weeks of my life, we head into the final one…

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Nearly 1,000 views of the last blog; exciting news and feeling much better…another crazy week!

Welcome to all my new readers… I wouldn’t normally say this, but since the Business School published my last blog post all over its social media last week, I have had an influx of readers. My last post now tops the charts as my most read blog; reaching nearly 1,000 people in a few days.… Continue reading Nearly 1,000 views of the last blog; exciting news and feeling much better…another crazy week!

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And she spoke too soon…the virus that took down the MBA!

I read back my post from last week; “MBA…Completed it” and now I realise why I’ve been struck with a virus all this week. The week was so intense: activities everyday, essays due in, parties, trips to London, hosting visitors, that my body, like most of the MBAs at the moment, decided enough was enough.… Continue reading And she spoke too soon…the virus that took down the MBA!