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Still Running. So Much Running

The internet is full of inspiring memes about people taking up new hobbies and learning to knit robots during lockdown.  It is also awash with motivational stories of running, and runners photographed against a sunset […]

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A Jog on a Wintery Sunday

Did I mention I’m training for a half marathon?  And that you can sponsor me as I raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as one of the very few perks of this otherwise ridiculous idea….? […]

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Sweet Tooth In London

It is a Famous Fact, that I love cake. As someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, having cake is the main means through which I socialise with people. It is like going to the pub, only […]

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Running London

I am learning to run longer distances. Oh god it sucks. But sometimes it doesn’t! And sometimes it especially doesn’t because London has some great running routes if you know where to look…. (Most of […]

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Running Sucks Sorta Maybe No

Running sucks. I’m kinda learning to love it. As a child, I was taught that exercise was basically a moral sin. For my Dad, who was always overweight, exercise was just something he straight-up refused […]

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Some Days In The City

‘Tis the season of grass pollen and brown fluff, and all across London people are snuffling, coughing and choking their way through a gently, if variably beautiful summer. Growth is everywhere.  Trees that five weeks […]

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6 Inches of London Snow

Day 0. The weather report says snow is coming.  Some of us still remember when this was a regular thing, but that was 20 years ago.  Transport for London starts issuing warnings.  Not “don’t travel” […]

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Spring comes to London 2017

Spring has come to London!  And it is, as always, beautiful.  After four months of glum limited hours and leafless trees, there’s the smell of flowers on the air, fresh buds on the branches, and […]

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Light in Winter

At dawn, you see the reflection of the sunlight off tall buildings, before you see the sun.  The sky is a powdery blue-grey, and distances seem odd.  Are those clouds overhead, or has the day […]

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Why We March

I did not go to the Women’s March in London to march against one man, or one idea, or law, or one nation. I did not walk in rage, or because I am more oppressed […]

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Learning About Cameras

“It’s like a light… there’s some lenses, only this time instead of pushing light out, you’re taking light in.” Makes it sound so simple.  After many years of saying I should get a camera, my […]

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