Beth Roberts

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Jihadi John

Posted: Today at 12:58

You also cannot compare him to an animal - that is unfair to animals as they kill to eat, not make you tube videos for the internet!

As for all this blame being bandied round by human rights groups, I think it is outrageous to blame our government, security forces etc etc for 'turning' these people or not stopping them from going to join in.  People do things because they want to, he kills people because somewhere, deep down inside, he enjoys it - his influences are not entirely relevant because ultimately he chose to take the path he did of his own free will.

As for the 3 teenagers, is it our government's fault they went, is it the fault of the turkish airline, is it the fault of our airport security etc etc etc?  No, it is not.  Perhaps the parents should look closer to home and maybe take some responsibility themselves instead of pointing the finger at anyone and everyone else.

Perhaps, Syria should impose an internet blackout.............just a thought.  Because if the videos aren't getting out there then they cannot do any harm, can they???? 

And for all those that have gone out there to join in the Jihad, no, they absolutely should not be allowed back into our country because they are self confessed terrorists and traitors to the crown and country and should be dealt with accordingly. 

Why are we all still tiptoeing round these issues????!?!?!?!


Posted: Yesterday at 13:15

Nutella and Oreo Cookie brownies!!!!!  Not tried them yet as only just been given the recipe, but think it's time to get the baking stuff out of retirement.

Talkback: This Girl Can

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 12:54

LOL Gideon - you make me laugh. 

But actually no, I disagree with your comment, why shouldn't there be gear out there to fit people who don't conform to the manufacturers idea of clothes sizes?  Manufacturers ideas of average sizes are incredibly out of date and I can confirm this as I used to work for adidas and even back then they were trying to work out what a 'normal' size 10, 12, 14, etc etc should be - they didn't have a clue.  And if you've got boobs, well, may as well forget it as you need a second mortgage to afford the gear to keep the girls in check!

Saying to larger ladies 'well, you'll just have to wear mens stuff until you're not too fat to wear women's stuff' is not motivational and is frankly a bit of an insult.  It's not the way to get women into sport, which I believe is what the advert is actually about.

Talkback: This Girl Can

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:19

Not sure why all my fullstops have turned into hash signs?!?!!?!?

Talkback: This Girl Can

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 13:18

I like the concept and 'get it'.  However, I wouldn't have said that most (if not all) of the women on there are big.  They look like normal, average sized, not model like, women to me.  So for a really large lady, I don't think the message will get through as to someone really big, the people on the ad look unachievably thin - it's all relative. 

The issue with getting teenagers into sport is that it's not cool to sweat - they want to look all made up and perfect, smelling all sweet and fresh like the stars they look up to on the internet or in films etc, who also, never appear to sweat when they exercise - spooky that!  Sport for youngsters has to come from school - PE lessons nowadays are a joke, they need to go back to proper sport and reinforce from a very early age that it's healthy and good for you to do sport.

One other thing - for the larger ladies wanting to get into sport - it would be helpful if sportswear manufacturers didn't assume that all gym bunnies are a tiny size ten - big ladies work out too you know and just because they're bigger doesn't mean they're not interested in looking good/fashionable.  Having to wear mens stuff because women's don't go that big is not only embarrassing but also does nothing to motivate these ladies into actually working out. 

Winter Clothes recommendation!

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 13:10

As far as I know Ron Hill is a good brand - I've got tops, leggings, windstoppers etc and never had any issues with them.  All good quality too.

How to stop feeling fatigue during a race?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:08

For the OP on the original question, my partner gets the feeling sick thing and actually dry heaves when he's pushing himself too hard, so maybe you need to have a look at how hard you push during a race.  Maybe your PE teachers can help you with pacing and give you tips on how to get faster without having this 'sicky' issue.  Good luck with it and hope you get it sorted out.

Pennington Flash Swimming

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:03

As much as I'd love to dig the wetsuit out again, I'm afraid I'm otherwise committed this Saturday - those fingernails won't pull themselves out.....

Winter Clothes recommendation!

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:14

I have a Ron Hill windproof which is pretty good and to be honest, a high vis one from Aldi which is also really good and cost me less than a tenner.

Trying to run with Fibromyalgia

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 13:09

Last year I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I have chronic pain flare ups in various joints at different times which can last up to 3 or 4 months and pain killers are completely ineffective.  My feet and ankles were the first to flare up and took nearly 12 months to get back to some kind of normality - they're not perfect, but I'm pain free in those joints 85% of the time. 

So, I thought I'd start my jogging again (note - before I got 'ill' with this condition I did run regularly and completed two half marathons in 2012). I jog walked a bit and looking back, know I totally overdid it - 4 runs or jog/walks in, I had to stop due to another flare up in my ankle, and have now had nearly 3 weeks off to rest up.  It's now feeling better and I'm able to walk ok.  I'm just a bit unsure when to start again in case I kick it all off again. 

My question is, are there any other runners out there who have this condition and how do you manage it whilst still keeping some sort of exercise regime going?  Mine is so painful when I do have a flare up that running/walking/swimming are all out of the question.  Any tips, helpful info etc would be gratefully received as it's just a tad frustrating, particularly as I was getting quite good when this illness hit me.  I am a bit overweight and am sure this doesn't help, but I have commenced a healthy eating plan and am now slowly dropping the pounds.


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