From London to Nottinghamshire

Post in collaboration with Slater Gordon If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I’ve made an awful lot of references to time spent on trains recently. The reason for this is due to my recent relocation to Retford, Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands. This decision was simply put about money and getting a decent life balance. I love London and I hope to move back, but we were becoming crippled by the cost of living and having looked at the costs associated with buying such as survey, solicitor fees, conveyancing… View Post

Running Struggle

I’ve been finding running a real struggle again recently. I had started to fall back in love with it, then I moved house. It was really chaotic and I wasn’t really running much. Then I did the North London Half Marathon and it really hurt and I felt awful afterward. I deserved to feel physically rough as I wasn’t in good shape for it, but I also felt mentally drained.     I had booked in to do a 50 mile ultra marathon on April 1st. I had a tactic in my head after the… View Post

RUNA Athleisure Wear

A few weeks back, I was given the opportunity to try some clothing from RUNA, an athleisure brand putting an emphasis on ” premium fabrics, cutting-edge prints and unparalleled comfort.” The range includes a selection of leggings, dresses and unisex t-shirts and sweatshirts, made from high performance fabrics. Xsenia, the founder of the company, from St Petersburg, Russia, has showcased her collections around the world. I received a pair of Seef Pannel Leggings Dubai Gloaming (£33) and a matching Unisex Sweatshirt (£50). Both items are incredibly soft and comfortable. I generally wear a size 14… View Post

North London Half Marathon 2017 Race Review

A couple of weeks back, I took part in the North London Half Marathon for the second year in a row. I had a tough race in 2016, having suffered from gastric flu leading up to the event. I was looking forward to hopefully doing myself justice this year as a member of the #NLSquad.     Perfectly timed for those training for a spring marathon, the North London Half gives runners the opportunity to test their fitness on a closed road race and the cost, for London, is reasonable, starting at £38. Your entry… View Post

Active Travel: Bluestone National Park

Based in Pembrokeshire, Wales, Bluestone National Park is an all weather resort, suitable for families, couples and friends alike. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit this stunningly beautiful part of the UK, as a Bluestone Blogger. We were offered a 4 night midweek break and the use of a Gateholm Lodge for the duration of our stay. A good 5 hour drive from Sidcup, Bluestone boasts 500 acres of woodland to explore. Although we visited toward the end of January when weather can be questionable, the odd rainfall didn’t detract from… View Post