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Filed Under:Health / Weight Loss
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Archived Since:May 21, 2008

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Win a spot on the September Up & Running 5k or 10k course

Following on from the Robert Plant post, who would you invite round for tea? Yep, it’s nosy question time again! We’ve just opened up registration for the last Up & Running courses for 2014, thus I’m making last attempt to lure you into our international running club. Show More Summary

Come over for your tea, Robert Plant

Do you think Robert Plant ever Googles himself? I bet he doesn’t because he’s Robert Plant. He’s quietly aware that he’s magnificient and has no need to click through to the 25,675th page of search results to find some random loon banging on, ROBERT PLANT IS MAGNIFICENT. But I’m going to do it anyway. Last night I was re-watching his Read More

Everyday Life: July 2014

We went down to Dunfermline to visit the in-laws and I spent the whole weekend sneezing and crying. Good ol’ Fife pollen. We got the royal tour of the allotment… It’s unrecognisable from the weedy wasteland we inherited back in 2011....Show More Summary

Pool party

This is crumbling beauty is Tarlair Swimming Pool in Macduff, Aberdeenshire. It was built in the 1930s in Art Deco style and is one of only three surviving outdoor seaside pools in Scotland. The pool’s outer wall was designed to be fractionally below high-tide level, so the waves could roll in over the edge, refilling it Read More

Life: you’re doing it all wrong

Do you ever have those grumpy, paranoid weeks where you feel like you’re the most incompetent person on the planet? That you have nothing of interest to offer and you’ll soon be living in a cardboard box? I’m sure studies have found this phenomenon is 73% more common amongst the self-employed, as there’s no one around to Read More

Thank you, Cat People

… for your fab and funny comments on the last post. I learned a lot, too. Who knew there were microchipped cat flaps that only let in the right cat? I think the cat must have sensed all the adoration coming its way as he’s been extra aloof this week. No interest in affection; too Read More

The borrowed cat

I’ve fallen for the cat next door. Until now I never understood Cat People. What is the point of cats? They’re so indifferent to you. They don’t seem to care if you’re alive or dead, as long as they’re being fed. But then the black and white fluffball above moved in to the little house Read More

Everyday Life: June 2014

While the whole melanoma thing was going down I kept thinking, I mustn’t forget how this feels once I get through it. How life got vivid and simple, every detail amplified and important. How I felt present and appreciative and determined to send postcards to my grandparents more often. It was like when I started going out with Gareth and Read More

Cape Wrath + the remotest public toilet in mainland Britain

The third day of Northern Jaunt consisted of exploring the fluffy edges of the west coast. For such a relatively small area – at some points we were barely 60 miles from Inverness – the contrasts in the landscape were mind-boggling. First we headed north from Kinlochewe, along Loch Maree then around the coast to Poolewe then Read More

Escape to the north

Last week Gareth and I went on a four-day jaunt around Skye and north-west Scotland. We lucked out with 75% blue skies. Between this trip and Islay last July, I feel like I’ve used up my Good Scotland Weather allowance for life! I don’t know what possessed us to plan 850 miles of driving in such Read More

A very small shark bit my arm – Part 3

Continued from Part 2 This is typed up stuff from my journal. It took a week of voice dictation bumblings before I remembered… hey, you have one good hand and a selection of PENS! Waiting – Week 2 If you tell people you’re sensitive to the sun they kind of roll their eyes as though you said, Read More

Up & Running June winners + a consolation discount

Thanks for all your giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join us next week, you can use the code RIPWALLY at checkout for a nifty 20% off until Monday. This discount also applies to Up & Moving, the perfect course if you’re new tof fitness or getting back in shape. You can kick my Read More

Intermission… giveaway time!

Thank you for the kind comments on the shark posts. It’s been good to let it all out! With all the melanoma wafflings, I nearly forgot to do my Summer Up & Running giveaway and the course start in just over a week! So, do you fancy training for 5K or 10K glory with your own running coach? And a Read More

A very small shark bit my arm – Part 2

Shark postcard from the amazing Frances. Continued from Part 1. Mid-April I went down to Edinburgh for the surgery. Here’s the painkiller-soaked version of events that I originally posted on the U&R forum. It was also the first time I used the voice dictation software so it’s a bit bonkers, but it captures the spirit of the Read More

A very small shark bit my arm

I’ve been updating this post offline for months, but was too chicken to publish until I knew if there’d be a happy ending. Spoiler alert: there was. Woohoo! December 2013 There’s a mole on my forearm, two inches above the wrist, that Gareth has christened Wally. “When are you going to do something about Wally?” he Read More

Sunday afternoon haulage

I didn’t realise until Sunday that I have a burning ambition to drag a truck down a road with my bare hands. I was at the inaugural Highland’s Strongest Woman contest, cheering on my kickass personal trainer Shona and her fellow ladies of steel. Holy moly. First they did a medley of carrying heavy objects ranging from 40 Read More

Spot the monster

Here I am again with another terrible voice dictation. It’s been nearly four weeks and I’m finding that the straight in English Australian English! is working better now, because the more cranky I get delivered I get with it, the more Aussie my voice becomes. last week I didn’t manage to post, Jeanette kindly gave Read More

Eleven. Eleven!

I think I have this voice recognition thing figured out now. I hadn’t noticed that you can change the language settings! I had it on American English, which made me sound like a drunken lunatic. But thanks to Tamakikat‘s sage comment I discovered that you can download other languages. First I changed it to A stray Read More

Diane, it’s 3pm

This post is brought to you by Apple’s voice to text dictation thingy. I had some surgery last week which I’ll write about soon. My left arm is out of action for a couple of weeks. I’m determined not to fail on my writing bet with Jimmy. No not Jimmy I said Jeanette. JENNETTE. But I’m Read More

Great Underwhelming Statues of the World

They are iconic. They grace postcards and tea towels, they inspire poetry and plastic replicas. But in reality they’re just a little bit shithouse. When you get up close in person you can’t help saying, “Is that it?” Here are the Great Underwhelming Statues of the World I’ve been lucky enough to see… Greyfriars Bobby, Read More

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