Browsing All posts tagged under »Recreation and Sports«

Rally for Rich

November 25, 2012


I try as I might to find a silver lining in every situation … try to find meaning or a lesson to learn … but sadly, sometimes tragedies happen devoid of rhyme and reason. And this is one of those times. You see, on 11th October 2012, the life of a guy called Rich Holland, […]

Time to push & time to pull

April 2, 2012


I had semi-committed to the G2E 90k some time ago but consequently had signed up for the Paris EcoTrail 80k which fell just a week before.  To hell with it, I thought … I can decide post Paris whether or not I start the second race in Scotland. As it happened, I wasn’t too sore […]

One for the bucket list

March 26, 2012


Last September, a wine-fuelled evening with my fab friend Saz resulted in a plan to meet this past weekend in Paris for the annual EcoTrail de Paris.  Fast-forward six months and I write this post from a sun-filled kerb-side Parisian café, the day after the big run. My legs are screaming yet I have to […]

Does running beat sex?

January 25, 2012


Other than today and the rest of this week, as I lie horizontally recovering from a small medical procedure yesterday, I have been LOVE LOVE LOVing my runs recently. The weather has been gloriously cool and windy, the skies grey and moody. I’ve been listening to Trail Nation podcasts and getting in some quality miles […]

Doing it al fresco

December 29, 2011


As published in In Dubai – Dec 11 / Jan 12 Still have family and friends in town but can’t face the thought of yet another lazy brunch or cocktail sesh? Check out these cooler than cool ideas to entertain anyone and everyone … all local, all fun, all al fresco …

Eye on the green

December 13, 2011


This morning, I felt like a new woman after spending all of yesterday with a vile hangover. 100% self-inflicted I know, so no sympathy expected! I had been at the Dubai World Golf Championships then a quick drink with a friend back at The Atlantis turned into quite the session along with great chat, lots […]

Cocktails & Coco

June 26, 2011


I sit and write this from my hotel lobby in Singapore, fresh from a BBQ with my wonderful family, suitably hydrated thanks to a few chilled glasses of Cloudy Bay and looking footloose and fancy free in my favourite LBD. It’s hard to imagine already that just 24 hours ago, I was in the midst […]

Step it up lady B

May 12, 2011


My friend Briony has made more than one comment of late re not getting mentions in my blog posts so today Briony, this one’s for you, although you might regret having ever said a word when you read on …. I first met Briony boxing. We would both be on the mats, thrashing it out […]

Score 4

January 24, 2011


Since the marathon last Friday, I’ve had loads of people ask me how I did. And no doubt every other runner has too. We reply with thoughts on the day … perhaps our times too … and the common response tends to be ‘Wow … I could never do that,’ or ‘I can’t run for […]

Take a hike …

December 13, 2010


Right now I’m writing a feature for Aquarius on hiking in the UAE. And with only a couple of days until I fly to Scotland, my very own adventure playground, I’m starting to twitch with excitement over the lovely long walks in Yellowcraig Woods, possibly the most beautiful woodland in the world (my family own […]