Summer into Autumn

The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August.  The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive.  It was…

Essex, Suffolk and Devon 

We are just ending our week off and have had a lovely time exploring Essex, Suffolk and Devon with my parents and Richards mum. This is a glimpse of the drive through Devon whilst on our way home: We really do live in a wonderful part of the world (although Essex and Devon are separated…

Tough hilly run

The challenge with my parents living at the bottom of a valley is finding a kind route to run out of it. I decided to run another Moov training session to improve my cadence and after a stalled start I managed to find my rhythm and get on track with the training (unlike the weekend…

Damn my tongue!

Todays run was hard work.  I got just over 5K but I am amazed I got so far.  I very nearly called it a day before I had even reached 2K. The problem is I awoke with a sore throat on Saturday but it felt more painful and isolated that normal.  Yesterday I realised it…

Happy With That

I have not managed to get out that much this week as I have been quite busy going out this week! Tuesday evening I met up with Paul, we had dinner and then enjoyed the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern. Wednesday evening Richard, Hannah, Sarah and I went to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium for…

:( DNR*

*Did Not Run Well, not when I intended and not until Thursday. Work commitments have gotten in the way and things won’t calm down until we finish out live global broadcast on Thursday. I have every intention to go for a run Thursday evening even if its only a short one. I’ll want to get…

Paddington to Plymouth

One of the best railway journeys in the UK (well the bit when you are in Devon). The railway line hugs the coast offering some stunning views of Devon, Exeter, the River Exe, Starcross, Teignmouth, Dawlish Warren, the River Plym and of course Plymouth. I recorded this when I visited my parents recently as I…

The Flying Pymouthian

I write this as I head back to Colchester following a weekend to see how my mum is doing following her surgery and as usual the time has gone by far too quickly. Mum is looking remarkably bright considering she has had heart surgery and is out of bed. She is still sore and bruised…

When Two Become None

As you will have read I had two runs in quick succession this weekend and this is the first time I have achieved this. Monday I felt fine (physically) and was surprised that I didn’t ache as much as I expected. Monday mentally however was a very dark day as my mum had her operation…

Quick Update

Ok here’s a quick update for those who have commented or contacted me following my last few blog entries… Richard is feeling much better and his fever broke yesterday. He still has some swelling on his face but it feeling much better. My mum had Angioplasty today, I don’t know any more than this other…

Plymouth

Following our week in Cyprus we went home to visit our folks for a couple of days. The weather wasn't as nice as Cyprus and the pace a little busier but it was lovely to catch up with everyone. We took my parents out to lunch on Thursday as it was their wedding anniversary. Richard's…