Tag: London

A

A musical pal

On my way back from Cheltenham on Friday night, I passed though Paddington Station (which, bizarrely, now seems to smell almost permanently of burnt cooking oil and chips...). Stink and slightly drunk Friday night commuters aside, I was surprised to find a brass band performing at the end of one of the platforms! They were from ...

R

Royal Parks half-marathon 2016

I live! I didn't just survive this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was, as ever, a well organised and very picturesque race. But the addition of some unexpected sunshine was simply an added bonus. My pacing was a little off due to navigating early crowds and needing to stop ...

R

Royal Parks Half – here we go!

I'm sitting in my kitchen, sipping a coffee and preparing to get dressed. At 0900, I'll start the Royal Parks half-marathon and run 13 miles / 21km around London's stunning parks. All in aid of Epilepsy Action. Training has gone well and I've been very pleased with my longer runs, both in terms of pace ...

F

Finally! Matcha green tea frappuccinos in London

They've been a guilty pleasure on every trip I've taken to Asia...a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It's always the same. That said, I'm not normally a frappuccino drinker - if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing ...

T

Testing the iPhone 7 Plus camera

I've had the new iPhone 7 Plus for a little over a week, but I've still managed to put it through its paces, indoors and out, and I thought I'd share a few of those photos here. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of pics. The camera app seems faster and more responsive than in ...

R

Royal Parks Half-marathon: Taking it up a notch

I ran 9km over lunch yesterday, in the wonderful London sun. And despite waking up to glorious sun this morning, it seems to have evaporated and gone elsewhere. Nonetheless, I topped up my (very depleted) caffeine levels and hit the streets. (As an aside, my running is fuelled by caffeine, not enthusiasm. Running sans cafe ...

O

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 ...

O

Overdoing it on the BBQ front

We went for brunch with friends to the local 'Big Easy' here in Canary Wharf yesterday. And, true to form, I was attracted to the unlimited BBQ deal they offer. Unlimited puled pork, ribs, BBQ beans and roast chicken, plus drinks, for £30. Hard to say no to that, really. But this time, I was ...

M

Mission impossible

  I'm going into hospital for a sleep-deprived EEG test tomorrow morning. I've had a few EEGs on my long journey through the world of epilepsy, including being monitored all night while I slept.   Tomorrow, I need to go in having had about half the sleep I normally get. Oh. The letter I received ...