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Victory Is Mine

I ran the Nike Run To The Beat half-marathon yesterday. I’ve only done one half-marathon before, the 2005 Windsor Half Marathon, when I was a child-free 30 year old. As the colleague I was supposed to be racing yesterday dropped out, I decided to race my 2005 self.

In 2005 I ran the 13.1 miles […]

Grand Tour III – Whitby

The third leg of our Grand Tour, after Scotland, was a night in a cottage in Whitby. The town was lovely and I’d like to spend more time there one day – we arrived at five and left at two the next day. Just time for fish and chips, the lifeboat museum, the pier and […]

Grand Tour II – Peebles

From the Lakes we drove up to Peebles for Griff & Clare’s 10th Wedding Anniversary. On the Friday Amy had her fifth birthday party at Traquair Village Hall. More photos on Facebook.

Saturday night saw the grown-ups’ party at the same venue, with a meal and a brilliant ceilidh. Congratulations Griff […]

Grand Tour of Britain – Leg 1, the Lake District

We’ve completed the first leg of our Grand Tour. We left London after work last Friday night, at 8pm, and drove to a cottage in Eskdale Green in the southern Lakes. We arrived at 2am after a ridiculous final five miles where the roads were packed with hundreds of sleeping sheep and cows.

We had […]

Grand Tour of Britain

We’re using up the last 10 days of the school holidays in a Grand Tour of Britain.

Leg one – the Lakes Leg two – the Scottish Borders, for Amy’s birthday party and Griff & Clare’s 10th anniversary ceilidh Leg three – Whitby Leg four – Felixstowe for my sister’s new puppy, and my Dad’s […]