Tag: Sauna

Detox bollocks

It's the time of year when all the newspapers are advising their readers to engage in one form of detox or another. They spend all of November advising us which fattening food to eat to have the 'perfect Christmas' and then point out we're fat and out of shape and 'need' to go on a ...

Missing my sauna

Regular readers will know how much I like my sauna. Most saunas, actually. As long as they're clean and not filled with sociopaths. I use the sauna in my apartment building at night, as it really helps me sleep. It's also somewhere to think and reflect. Obviously, I can't use technology in there - not ...

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Right foot, left foot…

So, I have a half-marathon to get ready for. The good news is that a) it's in October and b) it's my favourite one: The Royal Parks half-marathon here in London. I have to admit putting running on hold for months for no better reason than bad weather and a new habit of going to ...

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Big Easy? Far too easy…

I spent yesterday lunchtime at The Big Easy in Canary Wharf, grazing through the brunch menu like some particularly greedy livestock. It was a special occasion, as we're celebrating @FrankDJS's birthday all weekend long. I went in with the best of intentions...an omelette, maybe eggs benedict or something. Unfortunately, they ruined all my plans in ...

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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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More reflections on sauna etiquette

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis (come one, there's more than one of you, or these WordPress stats are simply lying to me) will know I love a good sauna. I have no idea where this addiction came from, except that a sauna relaxes me like nothing else on earth. I could ...

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My very own bucket list

So I turn 40 in 2016. A shock to all of you who have never seen a (recent) photo of me. And, probably, a shock to those of you who have, and assumed I'd passed that landmark long ago. In typical striving fashion, I'm putting together a list of things I want to do before ...

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Sauna spoilers…

An amusing experience earlier this evening. After another day of new-home-DIY action, including our second visit to Ikea in as many days and the perfect wall-mounting of a large TV in our bedroom, I felt I deserved some downtime in our sauna. Yes. The sauna. Don't know when I'll get tired talking about the sauna. ...

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Aaaaand…..relax.

We're in! After weeks of planning, stressing and whatnot, we finally moved into the new apartment yesterday. The move itself was planned with military precision (all thanks to the amazing @FrankDJS). Our friendly, talented and diligent removal men turned up at 0830 and made short work of filling the van with our treasured possessions. It ...