Three things instantly soothe my soul; two of them are music and water.
This morning I got both.
The first was unexpected- I only signed up to Zumba because every other class was full!
As soon as the music came on I found myself smiling. I’ve spent some memorable months in central and South America, and a few […]
Today was easily the most energetic Janathon yet. I’m just back from the gym. Yes, on a Saturday night.
Take Me Out was on telly, a good motivator. It reminded me the purpose of Janathon is to tone up and look my best.
There were only a handful of people there so I used all the equipment […]
Normally I avoid cycling, but when you’re in a massive outdoor play centre full of every type of bike ever invented, then it becomes tricky.
My two boys made sure my Janathon effort for the day was a decent one, as we raced and chased for two hours this morning.
I took them to McDonalds afterwards for […]
If your children have bat ears, this newly invented workout might work for you.
I was back to work today with a really important, fruitful and frankly split-your-cheeks-grinning-cos-it’s-all-so-exciting meeting with my newest client.
Then it was into the witching hour with dinner and bathtime, but our dinner out with friends was cancelled last minute 🙁 The babysitter […]
The days I won’t struggle with Janathon are the days I spend with my six year old. Every day is some kind of marathon for him. He never stops.
This morning, after dropping off his brother at nursery, we went swimming and practised our jumping in. He also practised his pushing in – the more I […]
I’m reading this great business book called “Rework” right now. It’s written by the guys behind Basecamp – the project management software – but really it’s authored by the wee boy in the crowd shouting: “Look! The emperor’s naked!”
Amongst the many jewels of wisdom is a chapter called “Make tiny decisions”. It’s all about breaking […]
I was actually sweating when I got home from our New Year’s Day walk so I know I made it count.
My 3 yo is still recovering from shingles so was in the buggy. Pushing him up a long hill is a great glutes workout.
Of course he happily jumped out at the summit and ran around […]
A new year that starts on a Monday gives my inner pedant particular pleasure.
Scots love Hogmanay more than any other nation I’ve come across – for me it’s the celebration of a year and the anticipation of a new one. Despite protests from my husband’s and my liver, we’re having one more night of fizz […]
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I could have been a translator.
In 2005 I earned an honours degree in French and Spanish – and yet had the deflating knowledge that still wasn’t enough. I researched post graduate diplomas and it was between translation and journalism. Look where I ended up. I know it was the […]
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The trouble with interviewing the chief executive of shopping app Mallzee is that the research takes days.
Swipe left, swipe right, present for my sister, present for me…
When I finally tear myself away and catch up with Cally Russell, he informs me they’ve just released an update in time for the black Friday shopping […]