Browsing All posts tagged under »Christmas«

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December 30, 2012


Over the next couple of days, people far and wide will be plotting and planning & dreaming and scheming for 2013. Just like every other New Year, there will be things you want to achieve, address and change … and just like every other year, the truly relevant question is not ‘what will you start’ […]

What would Charlotte do?

December 24, 2012


This post title was a great line from an edge-of-your-seat episode of Spooks the other night … ‘What would Charlotte do?’ I immediately took note to think about it afterwards. The line was a reference to the way a spider operates.  Every web that’s destroyed is simply replaced … the spider starts spinning another, one […]

Put some 80/20 into 12/13

December 12, 2012


So the silly season is pretty much upon us now.  The weather is cooler and there’s a festive spirit in the air.  During my morning runs, I catch myself belting out Christmas tunes at the top of my voice. By day, online shopping seems way more enticing than any of this work malarkey and by […]

Hips & hearts

December 26, 2011


Boxing day morning.  Wake up shattered, belly stuffed, fuzzy head.  Get out to run with my dear friend Ronnie … for the exact same reason as my post the other day. Fab run, fab natter, fab feeling.  Next stop. Flow Yoga at Fitness First. With Bram.  The lovely Bram. 90 minutes later and I feel […]

Benefits of brussels …

December 25, 2011


… & other festive foods! Don’t you get really bored at this time of year of reading time and time again how many calories you consume eating a traditional Christmas Dinner?  I do … so time for a backlash because on the flip side, pretty much all the festive foods we shall eat today have […]

Fruits of passion

October 17, 2011


I had a magical photo shoot in the beautiful Bastikaya with Wouter from Wouter Kingma Photography this morning. Amongst the many things we talked about was about passion.  Wouter said it’s easy to shoot people doing what they love to do because their passion shines through. In a similar vein, the talk I did in […]

Are you a stunner?

July 20, 2011


A stunner I hear you ask?  I ask not in the ‘hot chick’ sense but in the ‘stylish + runner = stunner’ sense?! On Sunday, I was super excited to hear the doorbell ring and to see an enormous adidas box awaiting me on the other side.  Like a child on Christmas morning, like Charlie […]

Gifts & Presents

January 3, 2011


This morning I ran my last sweet run in bonnie Scotland … not a long one, nor a particularly scenic one.  It was still dark and you could already tell it was going to be a pretty dreich* day. But nonetheless, I was determined to pound the streets and get my fix of cool crisp […]

Fit for a Queen

December 25, 2010


It is Christmas Day and an annual tradition at Leckie castle, following the rampage of gifts galore, cheesy music, bubbles and baubles is watching the annual Queen’s Speech … 3pm on the dot, in front of the fire and a babble of children being told incessantly to ‘sshhh’ for just five minutes … Today is […]

Pull the plug on procrastination

December 20, 2010


Today I thought a lot about procrastination.  Here’s why.  Right now, I’m in bonnie Scotland which, unless you’ve been hiding on another planet, you’ll know is covered with a blanket of snow … and underneath that snow, sheets of pure blue ice. So … even though I’m finally allowed to start running again, my usual […]

Pounding Pavements

December 16, 2010


They say running is the greatest therapy. In my case it is, always has been and today more than ever. Because today it is D-Day … and instead of feeling like all my Christmases have come at once, all my stress has instead … I arrived in Manchester last night … met my wonderful and […]

Tori’s Advent Acts

December 1, 2010


I’ve long been a believer in random acts of kindness … but I do tend to go through phases when I’ll do them daily and then when life gets choc-a-bloc and I’m racing to meet deadlines, social engagements, training commitments and so on, I lapse. Anyway, as it’s the 1st December today, most people start […]