So here we are. In June 2020, very slowly easing out of lockdown from a global pandemic. Using phrases like 'socially distant’ and 'the ‘R’ number' like they were always a part of our vocabulary. Being asked if you’re furloughed is a perfectly reasonable question and Zooming is now a verb. My goodness, how we Zoom.
Since I last wrote a blog on New York City (seven months ago), there has been a new addition to our household in the form of our blonde thunder Cavapoo, Oscar. Now that he is trained up and accepted in to cafe culture (despite currently going through a mild bout of puppy adolescence at home [...]
In January this year, I turned 30 and celebrated by hitting the streets of New York City with Ross for four days and packed in as much as was physically possible in the space of time we had. Over the course of our stay I made a few observations and have a number of highlights I would like to share.
'T'is the season to... be sociable but also allow enough time for days in which you can re-charge your batteries and take on the New Year refreshed rather than resembling a burst balloon'.
There are various reasons for this, which I shall list in a clickbait style telladonna fashion: Five Reasons I Love The West Wing and The West Wing Weekly. She’s not catchy, but she’ll do.
Germany's capital is a stark contrast of modern culture and historic grit.
For the past three years I have been a podcast devotee. These nuggets of entertainment, knowledge and current affairs bring me information, comfort and - sometimes - company, particularly when paired with activities such as walking to work, chores, getting ready to go out... I could go on.
Remarkably, a year has passed since the 2017 Loch Ness Etape and last month it was time to do it all again. A 66-mile cycling sportive along the banks of Loch Ness and back to our home town via the infamous Fort Augustus monster hill.
After a couple of months hiatus from the blog, I've taken things international. For a milestone birthday (not mine), we headed off to the gorgeous Sorrento for some much needed R&R. And what better way to relax than to head up to what is claimed to be one of the best hiking trails in the world - yes, the irony is not lost on me either but 'when in Rome' and all that.
The words 'I've had an idea' come out of my mouth on an all-too-regular basis. Some ideas turn out well; others not so much. 'Character building' is what my Dad would say, and it's the phrase that I've now adopted in all situations of the latter.