Category: Life

Royal Parks Half: 30 days to go!

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition round these parts, I'm running the Royal Parks half-marathon. In just 30 days! It's definitely my favourite half-marathon. The route is spectacular and it's normally really well organised. Not something that can be said for all large races. And, as usual, I'm running to raise funds ...

Absorbing the riverside sunshine

After a fairly hectic day yesterday - running, shopping, errands and the rest - it was nice to pop round to our local on Canary Riverside and enjoy a drink or two in the evening sunshine. We were meant to go for a single drink before dinner at home, but it turned into three, very slow ...

Blog merging thoughts…

In a moment of creativity, I separated all my travel-related posts from this blog and set up MyLittleTravel.blog. But now I thinking of reversing this and going back to how things were... For a start, I'm not a 'professional blogger' whatever that is. So a separate travel blog doesn't bring in sponsorship deals or free ...

Be still my beating heart: BrewDog is coming to Canary Wharf!

While I'm in the throes of planning a one-day Brewdog pub-crawl in London, they've only gone and decided to open up another pub! And this one is just minutes from my front door, in Canary Wharf! They've taken over the space previously occupied by Jamie's Italian (no loss to the neighbourhood there!) and I predict ...

New routines

Early Saturday mornings aren't for lie-ins any more. They're for a gentle waking up, spread over many cups of coffee and luxuriating in the silence.

London Pride: what a blast

Despite attending London Pride countless times since I moved here 18 years ago, yesterday saw me marching in the parade for the very first time. And reader, it was the most fun I've had in forever! I was marching as part of the British Gas contingent, which is the parent company of where @TheFrankFlyer works. ...

The unrelenting heat

Don't get me wrong. I absolutely adore the sunshine and heat. But right now, London is a hot, sticky and smelly mess. And so are most of its residents. Yesterday. I managed to shelter from the hellish heat in my air-conditioned office. But. come 5:30pm, I had to head outside and meet a friend for ...

Hot and bothered

The present heatwave is really welcome. I love the sun and I love being out in the heat. We get far too little of either in London, as far as I'm concerned. But the past few nights have been so hot, I've barely slept. And this is with all the windows open and fans creating ...

Revisiting the Bucket List

I've reviewed my 'Bucket List' now that I've ticked off a few items, and decided to add a few more for good measure.