Review: Taken 3

┬áNow. Let’s get this out of the way quickly. If you have any thoughts about going to see this turkey, let me put you out of your misery: don’t bother. It’s easily the worst film I’ve seen in the last 12 months (and I’ve seen…

More reflections on sauna etiquette

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis (come one, there’s more than one of you, or these WordPress stats are simply lying to me) will know I love a good sauna. I have no idea where this addiction came from, except that a…

New Year’s Eve by the river

After reviewing everything I liked about 2014, I turned my attention to seeing out what was left of it in my own favourite way. Staying at home in the warmth, with good food and excellent company. So, @FrankDJS and I opted for dinner at home…

Listening now: Alexander Stewart

I’ve been loving this album for the last couple of weeks – here’s my favourite track. Well worth a listen. Especially as it was a random discovery via iTunes!

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2014: My Year in Review

So, the end of another year. While I’m not a huge fan of celebrating New Year’s Eve – people do tend to go over the top in making rash life-changing promises, while others get quite maudlin – I do find it useful to look back…

Kindle-tastic

After months of deliberating, I bit the bullet over the weekend and bought myself the new Kindle Voyage from Amazon. I’d been looking at it online since it was made available in the UK, even putting in my “basket” on more than one occasion. But…

A post-Xmas recovery run

I flew back from Scotland yesterday morning, having spent a few days absorbing calories from the very air around me. It was a typical post-Xmas scenario: in just the three days spent in Scotland, it was meal after meal, battling the Scottish cold and damp…

A marathon mince-pie run

Like some sort of crazy person, I went for a run on Christmas morning. To add to the madness, I ran 11.6km across unfamiliar Dutch countryside. Thank jeebus for GPS and Google Maps is all I can say. Getting a last minute entry to the…

The journey begins

And so we’re off… At London City Airport, waiting to get on our flight to Amsterdam, where we’re spending Xmas. Then, on Boxing Day, flying to Edinburgh, to spend a few days with my family in Scotland. Back in London in time for New Year’s…

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A bucket list update

I’ve made some progress on the whole Bucket List thing. What? You’ve forgotten already? I made a list of all the things I’d like to do before I turn 40 in February 2016. A pretty random list, by all accounts. And – world naked bike…