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Change of tempo – literally

Ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the official photographers at a big sporting event? Mark Wood shares his experience of photographing the BUPA Birmingham Half Marathon. Change of tempo – literally by Mark Wood.

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So much more than numbers

Are there 5 or 6 new contributors to Week 2 of Weekly Blog Club’s Year 2? I lost track – but I can tell you that there have been 10 first-time contributors in the first 2 weeks of this year.

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My day in six photos

Over a month ago, someone started the #mydayin10pics theme. A few people have already taken up this challenge, and now Louise Brown does, managing to snap six photos to take us through her Saturday. My day in six photos by Louise

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The answer to life, the universe and everything?

Week 42 of Weekly Blog Club may not provide you with the total answer to life, the universe and everything – but it gives you answers to questions that you had not thought of asking, and asks even more questions.

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Yay!! Ian Curwen is blogging again! He writes about a long walk and an even longer bicycle ride that he did during the summer. Hello? by Ian Curwen.

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Heroes Live Forever

In his Week 32 post, Andy Wilson writes about a charity that he supports that helps the families of police officers who have been lost in the line of duty. In early autumn, he is undertaking a couple of challenges

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Now that’s a proper scrum, and still agile too Part 1

For his Week 16 post, Phil Jewitt writes about games at school, an intranet and website project, and agile project management. This interesting post has attracted some comments. Now that’s a proper scrum, and still agile too Part 1 by  Phil Jewitt.

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Dancing, dragons, danger – and just doing it

Although there are fewer posts to read this week (15 rather than last week’s 22), they are all, as ever, well worth reading. The (always optional) theme for Week 11 was women because the Weekly Blog Club week happened to

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The Sporting Prince: Harry Charms on Diamond Jubilee Tour

Hannah Chia has a confession to make – and looks at Prince Harry’s sporting activities on the Diamond Jubilee Tour. The Sporting Prince: Harry Charms on Diamond Jubilee Tour by  Hannah Chia.

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Seeds, sports, stabilisers

Seeds, sports, stabilisers – and a bit of Northern Soul, plus more besides this week. We had the largest number of posts in a week so far with 22 contributed to Week 10. Several people wrote more than one: Hannah Chia

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