Tag: sunshine

A restorative walk in the sun

My old 'friend' insomnia returned with a bang last night. As a result, I got about four hours of sleep - which is approximately 50% of what I need to function. So I wasn't at my best when my alarm vibrated on my wrist. I was still convinced it was 3am - the last time ...

The tyranny of shoes

I'm sitting in Palma de Mallorca airport, about to board my flight back to London, and silently cursing my shoes. I've just spent a long weekend here and managed to avoid wearing shoes at any point during the visit. It was flip-flops all the way. Or barefoot by the pool. And as ever, it was ...

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 - ...

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 ...

Waking up to sunlight…

One of my (many) quirks is my preference to sleep with the curtains open. It's definitely not an exhibitionist thing, a we're barely overlooked here at home. And it's really only applicable in the Spring and Summer. It's just that I just love being woken up by sunlight. It's gentler than any harsh alarm and wakes ...

Ten things that make me happy

I recently got tagged by Fed to write my own version of his post '10 things that make me happy". But I got the notification while I was lying on the beach in Sitges, so there was no way I was going to touch the keyboard until I was back here in London. As for ...

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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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Two days of sun?!

Amaze-balls! It got up to 25C here this afternoon and I enjoyed as much of the sun as I possibly could. I kicked off with a training run which, in hindsight, wasn't a superb idea. While I've previously trained in as much as 28C and direct sunlight in Spain, I was well-hydrated and ran with ...

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Go home, weather. You’re drunk.

Seriously? It's 31st October and it's 21C and sunny in Central London. Whaaaa? Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I checked the weather before I left home and wasn't caught out. I also managed to fit in two lovely long walks in the sun between meetings. From More London, across Tower Bridge and up ...