London Marathon

I DID IT! The hottest London Marathon on record. The largest London Marathon on record. And I’m almost certain I smiled my way around the whole course. I smiled so much my cheeks were sore the next morning. The whole event completely lived up to my expectations and I completely understand how marathon running can…

A Tale Of Three Brothers

In a slightly different turn for the blog, I wanted to share a tale of three brothers. Three brothers who lost their lives during the Great War. Considering today is the Great War’s centenary, I thought a post would be apt. The brothers were three of ten children. Eight brothers and two sisters. Victor Great-great…

Freedom

The assignment is gone, done, outta here! I’m really pleased with how it turned out. At the end, when I had coined my closing sentence I genuinely gesticulated to it, just like Mr Bean. Now that the first part of dissertation is complete, I can learn from my mistakes and start the second part earlier…

October Notes

Let’s start off by recapping the one goal for the month that I never shared with anyone – smooth: Complete my research literature review, with good time so I can edit. Achieved. I actually finished the first draft on Tuesday just gone. This left me plenty of time edit where necessary and submit something I…

Commiserations

Disclaimer: I lied about when the marathon ballot results would be released, they came a week later than I anticipated. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ No points to you if you guessed the outcome. Admittedly, it’s a feeling I have semi-struggled with. In my heart of hearts, come January to April, I genuinely will not have the time to…

September Notes

Notes (plural) a short piece of writing a short explanation or an extra piece of information ___________________________________________________________________________________________ This blog is in the middle of an evolution. Once focused on fitness and running, it now is barely littered with the idea. It feels like more of a space of expression. I don’t quite know why but…

Management

So once again, I temporarily disappeared from the blogging hemisphere. I had full intentions of writing last weekend, as we were due to try out kickboxing but had to side step that during the week. Instead of blogging aimlessly, I didn’t blog at all. It’s fine. This week though, we did try kickboxing and I’ve…

Cloudy With A Chance Of Vision

Ah this week. The final week of the summer holidays. The last chance to enjoy freedom before going back to work. ‘And what did you do?’ I spent a majority of time going between hospitals and moping in my own illness. Some of the hospital trips were fine and completely necessary. My own trip wasn’t…

Time

You were the one I wanted most to stay. But time could not be kept at bay. The more it goes, the more it’s gone— the more it takes away. – Lang Leav Catch a load of those feels. Although in all seriousness, it is very true. The more time goes, the more it’s gone…

Decorating Alpacas

The title may be guilty of slight clickbait, let’s add ‘and’ to that sentence: Decorating and Alpacas. The decorating is finally over! My fiance had a few days off last week so we worked so hard across three days to hang the lining paper and paint all of the walls. It isn’t perfect, but it…

Recharging The Batteries

Let’s be honest: I had an entirely different blog post lined up but at this moment in time, I’m not quite ready to discuss it so openly with everyone. It’s related to my Dad and it is that wonderful time of the year when the anniversary of his passing is creeping up. It’ll come, I…