Santorini summer: Day 5

Yesterday for some reason we were all more tired than usual. Maybe just being a Sunday makes you immediatley more lethargic. Or maybe it was the excitement and possibly alcohol from the night before. Although my own consumption is greatly reduced due to my lightweightness! The beach was far busier as the families were out…

My Christmas Miracle!

To be fair I’m not quite sure what’s going on? A Christmas Miracle is actually happening! Anyone who knows me well, is very well aware, that I am not the most organised person on the planet. Thanks to my wonderful friend OCD and a slightly over-exaggerated sense of what I can actually achieve, I am…

Legs of jelly, mind of steel!

                  Firstly my apologies for my distinct lack of blogging of late. I’ve been so busy running, I have barely had time to do anything else! I am finally managing to address the balance, although I seem to have got a bit carried away with the resting…

Embrace the early!

So, here I am having woken up at 5am on a Sunday! Yes, you did read that right and no, I don’t have any special event or sun-kissed holiday to go on. No for some reason yet again I have woken up way too early. Try as I might, I just couldn’t get back to…

Tuscany, a feast for the eyes and the waistline.

At last I fulfilled another dream on my bucket list and Ian and I spent five nights in Crespina, Tuscany. I love Italian food, love the passion behind the language and the idea of walking amongst the grape vines and olive groves, is definitely my idea of heaven on earth. When we got there it…

January Blues or Positively Pink!?

Often this time or year can feel like such a trudge. The fairy lights and brightness of December becomes a distant memory and the stark bareness of January can just feel like such a let down. Money is often tighter than pair of skinny jeans. Oh and as for your waistline and even your health…

Merry Christmas Everyone xx

Well it’s finally here and I’m up strangely early, having some lovely quiet time before the madness begins…. I should apologise, I feel I’ve neglected you, my reader for far too long. The truth is, I have been so busy living life I definitely haven’t had time to sit and reflect – never mind write…

Whatever you do – make it fun!

So there I was cleaning the cooker, merrily singing along to the song ‘Footloose’ on the radio, when I suddenly found myself remembering a funny observation I had made whilst out on my last run. I realised that I run differently to whatever song comes blasting through my earphones at the time, and it really…

Holiday Heaven

I’ve just come back from one of the best holidays I’ve ever had. Ian and I have never spent so much time together in the whole 24 years we’ve been together and amazingly we are still talking! Okay so I’m always talking, but he’s still there to hear it. We joined my Sister-in-law Judy and…

Preparation, preparation, preparation.

I can’t believe how much planning there is to going away on holiday. I thought I was pretty much done for this year’s trip to sunny Santorini, but there always seems to be something else to do, no matter how organised I think I am. Don’t get me wrong, compared to previous holidays, I am…