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…

Setting the target

As per my last post, I’m working towards a big goal: completing the 2015 London Marathon on April 26th. Not to be taken lightly. After my last marathon experience, I’m looking simply to finish injury-free and faster than my first time of 4:51. Not too…

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Exciting and petrifying

Wow. I had all but given up on the idea of running a marathon in 2015, when I got the call. One of the very nice people over at Epilepsy Action got in touch this afternoon to ask me if I wanted to have one of…

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Grinching down to Xmas

I can finally breathe a sigh of relief, now that I’ve completed my Xmas shopping. Today, cards will be written and I’ll ease myself into the last working week of 2014. I managed to avoid all the Black Friday madness and most of the crowds,…