Today marks the end of week 8 of my 16 week marathon plan. How did that happen?!? For a recovery week, it's been surprisingly busy. But before we get to the lowdown on this week's training, I wanted to talk about athletics facilities in my City, or rather the lack of them.I live just outside … Continue reading Half way there
This blog is in danger of turning into the Hotel Inspector! That's not the plan, it's just that lately I've been spending a lot of time in hotels and, well, there are just so many things that you observe when you're there! In the last couple of weeks I've stayed in both Park Inn (you … Continue reading Where Apex Hotels are going wrong
For the past couple of years I've been watching my friend Chris Marr building his business. Chris' focus has been content marketing, and he's the founder of the hugely successful Content Marketing Academy conference (and now the business of the same name). Whilst I've been aware of content marketing as a term, it's only really over … Continue reading Learning about content marketing
I've just posted a link to the One Day in Dundee video, part of the City of Culture 2017 bid. Watching that video gave me goosebumps & it was great to see so many people that I know featured. Having lived in Dundee in the late 80s and then watched the City's transformation, what's been … Continue reading Changing Mindsets
I was out on my cyclocross bike this afternoon and decided to head up to Caird Park to see if I could find the old 'cross course from a few years ago. My route took me up through Camperdown (some good trails by the way!) and from there through the Dryburgh Industrial Estate. It was … Continue reading How much has the community benefited from Dundee’s transformation?
Aberdeen & Dundee are both university cities, with strong Art & Design schools. Something that Perth doesn't have. These institutions stimulate and challenge not only the students but also the inhabitants of the city. And because of the academic leadership and research that goes on, the city benefits as a result. A non- university city … Continue reading Further thoughts on Perth vs Dundee