Tag: Edinburgh

Long time, no blog…

I'm conscious it's been a few weeks since I shared anything here. Nothing major to report except some exceptional workload, travel and general running around. I'm writing this in the British Airways lounge in Edinburgh Airport. I flew up here on Tuesday morning. The week before was spent working in Dublin. And when I get ...

Hitting the hotel gym

A short update from the front lines of the battle against my belly bulge... Amazing myself (really!), I visited my hotel gym here in Edinburgh both last night and this morning! The gym itself is very new and clean - and above all, pretty deserted. Just how I like it. I can't bear a busy ...

When you experience “too much travel”

This week, I discovered there is such a thing as "too much travel"... I'm reflecting on it now, as I prepare to take my sixth flight of this week. On Monday, I set off from Tokyo, flying to Helsinki. Then, from Helsinki to London Heathrow, followed in quick succession by a flight to Edinburgh. The ...

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Sleeping to Scotland

On Monday night, I took the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Scotland. It's one of two rail sleeper services left in the UK, the other going down to Penzance in Cornwall. I wasn't trying to win any speed records (it leaves at 11:50pm and arrives after 7am), but taking a sleeper was on my bucket ...

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Making bucket list progress

Several moths ago, I made a list of things I'd like to do before I'm 40. My very own 'bucket list'. Purely arbitrary, nothing to do with impending death. I need to emphasise that - every time I mention a bucket list, people think I'm about to share some very sad news about my health. ...

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Heading home…

Just boarded my flight to London City Airport. After an earlier monsoon, the sun has finally decided to come out to play over Edinburgh. (A shame it wasn't as cooperative when I got soaked to the skin walking to my meeting this morning). Here's hoping we have a smooth flight home. Looking forward to a ...

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Beautiful Edinburgh

A few hours this evening spent in Edinburgh, one of my favourite places. I took a few quick snaps on my walk home from dinner. The light in this city is wonderful in the summer. When it's not raining. But I can't be grumpy - I had a wonderful pasta dinner and a leisurely walk ...

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Game of Thrones…Edinburgh edition

This is amazing. Some talented individual has taken the 'Game of Thrones' title sequence and made an Edinburgh version - and I can tell from my many, many visits that it's pretty accurate. You don't have to be a Game of Thrones fan to appreciate how beautiful this is. But it helps.

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Race Report: Edinburgh Half-Marathon

Finishing the Edinburgh half-marathon. Despite the crazy course (running from Edinburgh centre out to Musselburgh, one-way?!), the crowded start and multiple pot-holes, it was a great run. I came in at 1:49, which I was really pleased with. With hindsight, I could have taken another minute or two off that, but I was concerned about ...