Tag: sunshine

A Dutch interlude

I'm sitting in Amsteram's Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight back to London. I've been in the Netherlands since Wednesday, when I flew over for a conference.  Work-wise, it wasn't too bad. But I was a little sleep deprived (one night due to impressive thunder and lightning!) and survived off some pretty awful conference food. ...

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 ...

Soaking up some Spanish sun

We've just spent a fantastic fair days in Villamartin, Orehuela in Spain. We've been staying with my parents, who have a house here. Even though it's early April, the sun has been kind enough to appear daily and I have basked in its rays every morning and afternoon.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BSf60T5FQcF/?taken-by=macpsych I can't believe how lucky we've ...

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 ...

Winter blues: Craving the sun on my skin

Right now, I'm looking back on December a little wistfully. According to my (unreliable) memory, December 2016 was a lot milder and drier than January 2017. The last couple of weeks in London have featured some really bone-chilling weather and, despite the facts of the matter, I don't see any longer 'stretch' in the evenings. ...

Soaking up some Shinjuku sunshine

Just an hour until we need to take the bus to Narita Airport and we're soaking up some sunshine in Shinjuku Chuo Park, opposite our hotel.  The skies are so blue and the sunshine so strong, it doesn't feel like November at all. This evening, we fly to Seoul for an overnight at the airport ...

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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 ...

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Sunshine on the Thames

Walking across London Bridge on Wednesday evening, I just had to stop and check out the view. The sun was beginning to set and the reflections on the water were stunning. A superb view down the river towards Tower Bridge. I looked around and noticed I wasn't the only one taking in the view. People were ...