Tag: London

Rain, rain go away…

After what turned out to be a very pleasant day yesterday, we're back to freezing cold rain here in London today. And I'm not amused. I walked into the office, quickly realising an umbrella would be useless in the face of the winds screaming towards me down the Thames path. Apparently, I wasn't alone - ...

Brewdog is coming!

I've been as excited as a child on Christmas Eve knowing that Brewdog's biggest ever pub is opening about 5mins walk from my office. I'm a big fan of their beers - a conversion to which has left me leering at standard lagers. Yes, I've morphed into a craft beer snob. Recent tours and visits ...

Look up for the old and the new

My walk in this morning was characterised by blazing sun and blue skies. Quite the change from yesterday's incredibly awful conditions! As I walked along the Thames path, the new buildings (pictured above) in Canary Wharf contrasted sharply against the blue sky. They've been building these new offices and homes for what seems like an ...

Another view down the Thames

As it turned out, the weather had improved dramatically by the time I left my office yesterday evening, so I did, in fact, walk home. And the view over my shoulder as I approached Canary Riverside was just lovely. I know I might be turning into a bore, gushing about the London skyline over the Thames, but ...

This is why I love living by the Thames

With views like this from just outside the front door of my building, I'm regularly reminded that it's worth all the noise and hassle of living on the Thames Path. The views are spectacular and the sunsets just amazing. Plus, the Thames has always something interesting to watch; whether it's visiting naval vessels, yachts, row ...

Healthy? Or just plain stubborn.

Like the rest of London - and most of the South East of the UK - I woke up this morning to face some pretty unseasonal weather. Lashing rain, howling wind and temperatures that raised even my jaded eyebrows. As I wrote last time, I've been trying to keep up a habit of walking to ...

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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 ...