Tag: London

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Finally hit the 15km mark

My training for next month's Royal Parks half-marathon continues. I'm missing tons of training time due to work travel and, this week, illness. But I made sure I got back out on the streets this morning. I managed 15km fairly well, though I'll be honest - the final kilometre was a little tough due to ...

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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I spoke too soon…

After yesterday's optimism and sheer joy at cobbling together such an enjoyable Saturday, I spent most of last night wide awake due to a combination of noisy neighbours, insomnia and the arrival of an unrequested pizza. I was in bed and ready for sleep by 10pm last night, due to an early start. I drifted ...

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Setting up a perfect Saturday.

Yes, I know we're only half-way through the day, but it's shaping up to be rather perfect. I woke up this morning after an epic sleep, feeling rather more human than I have all week. I worked my little ass off in Dublin on Thursday and Friday and, while I was delighted with the result, ...

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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 ...

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Department of Coffee and Social Affairs coming to Canary Wharf

While out for a walk this morning, I noticed that there's a new coffee shop coming to Westferry Circus here in Canary Wharf: the brilliantly-named Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. I've only visited one of their outlets, the one around the corner from Liverpool Street. If memory serves, the coffee was delicious - but ...

A lunchtime dash

Being my own boss and working from home regularly means I can 'step out' of work when it suits me. And today at lunchtime, it definitely suited me. Although really cold, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. I'd spent the morning huddled over my keyboard, furiously re-writing a new workshop, so I ...

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 ...