Aberdeen Half Marathon – ‘race’ report

Once again an early weekend alarm woke me. 5.45am this time. Today’s plan called for 18 miles, with the last 8 at goal pace for the marathon. Joanna had planned a long weekend in York with Rebecca, so I decided to enter the Aberdeen half marathon rather than do another long run on the same […]

#TBT – Putting the Social into Social Networking

Today’s #throwbackthursday post takes us back to 2010 and the second twitter meetup, or tweetup as they were called back then, that Johanna Basford and I ran in Aberdeen. She’s done alright since then! On Thursday night a random group of folks descended on the funky venue that is Musa in Aberdeen’s re-styled Merchants Quarter. […]

Civic Pride

We’re just back from a week in Salzburg, Austria. One of the most beautiful cities we’ve ever visited. Also one of the cleanest. We were also taken by how many people, young & old, were wearing their national dress on the weekend. There was a palpable sense of pride in being from Salzburg. In being […]

The Evening League – an Aberdeen Institution

Every Tuesday evening, from the beginning of May through to the middle of August when the light starts to fade, if you drive out past Garlogie a strange sight meets your eyes. The Evening League, an Aberdeen cycling institution, will be taking place. Sixty-odd people, and the word “odd” is used for a reason (!) […]


I’ve never been the best of descenders, but after breaking my collarbone on a fast descent back in November (I was practicing taking corners faster when I came off!) and then another spill in Mallorca last week, my confidence has taken a big dent. I now descend like a little old lady and it’s getting […]

Broken Bones

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll know that I crashed & broke my collarbone a couple of weeks ago. I wrote about it here. Today was my first checkup at the fracture clinic since the crash. Just to make the day more “interesting”, we had about 3 or 4 inches of snow over-night in […]