Tag: Docklands

The allure of the houseboat

My favourite London run takes me through Limehouse Basin, so I get to see a great selection of houseboats. Everything from huge converted barges, to much smaller yachts moored on a temporary basis. Some come and go, while others seem to be there for good, never to see open waters again. I tend to get ...

Spontaneous running joy!

Don't ask me why. But somehow, I woke up before my alarm this morning. A full 30minutes earlier than planned. @TheFrankFlyer brought me my usual Nespresso in bed (bless 'im!) and after a quick perusal of the new on my iPad, I found myself getting dressed. In my running gear! A quick glance at my ...

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Bokan: Taking in Canary Wharf from above

While out for a walk around the Isle of Dogs in the Spring sunshine this afternoon, we stumbled across our new neighbour - Bokan, on the 38th floor of the Novotel on Marsh Wall. I'm so glad I was persuaded to make the trip upstairs, both to check out the marvellous views over Canary Wharf ...

Sunrise in Canary Wharf

I snapped this photo on my way to work yesterday morning, looking down the dock at Canary Wharf towards the new Dollar Bay building. The sunrise was amazing, so while walking, I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a pic before turning left to go and catch the DLR. I was worried that Dollar Bay would ...

Beating the meat sweats

I'm really not proud of myself this evening. I've done absolutely nothing except eat far too much and then regret my actions.  Let's start at the beginning. Yesterday evening, @FrankDJS booked us brunch at the local 'Big Easy', kicking off at 11:30am. My plan was therefore simple: get up early, go for a run, then ...

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On the run…again

We're roughly two months out from his year's Royal Park's Half-marathon and I'm back into training with gusto. I ran almost every morning when in South Beach last month and, while it was far too hot and humid, it was great to get a few kms under my belt. Also a great way to take in South ...

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That’s one big hole!

A few snaps I took when out walking around Canary Wharf last weekend. Back then, the sun was still shining - right before it was replaced with grey skies and rain yesterday. Ah, summer... it was nice while it lasted. We walked past the huge building site over at what was Wood Wharf and, over ...

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Canary Wharf in the sun

We had a wander around the neighbourhood to enjoy the sun this afternoon and noticed how all of the new and 'newish' buildings in Canary Wharf look so great against the blue sky! It's nice to see a diversity of design among these newer buildings - they're not all copying the 'glass blocks' model synonymous ...