A Belated Festive Photo Dump

A Belated Festive Photo Dump

I’ve been clearing out my phone of the hundreds of pics I’ve had on there since Christmas, and thought I’d share some belated Christmas crackers with you.

I hope you like!

Is it nearly Christmas yet? 😉

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Recovery Day

Recovery Day

Usually, recovery means – to me – a recovery run. Or a rest day. At the moment, it has a different meaning.

I’m recovering from my HenWeekend 😮

We had a weekend of roller coasters, fun, laughter, pressies, food, oh – and some alcohol, too.

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We had a blast! But, the details are staying under wraps. What happens on the Hen stays on the Hen 😉

I’ll share one pic. Me, doing my Titanic impression on a fake boat…… I swear, it was fun at the time!

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I’m hoping to catch up with the blogs I’ve missed during the week, and I’m planning on resuming normal service tomorrow.

So, who’s was the last Hen/Batchelorette party you went to, and where was it?

Lists, Lists, Lists

Lists, Lists, Lists

Today has been very productive: we’ve been busy shopping, collecting and arranging bits and pieces for the wedding.

Excel spread sheets and Evernote are my best friends at the moment! 🙂

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Today, we’ve agreed on a cake, ordered flowers, bought vases, considered jewellery and hair, booked the children’s entertainment, ordered the favours, finished the invites and written the envelopes ready for posting on Monday.

Just a few things checked off the list!

Next, we’re heading for a family dinner, for my mum’s birthday 🙂

It’s also Burn’s Night tonight, when we celebrate the Bard and his poetry. Anyone having haggis, neeps and tatties tonight?

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A Lull

A Lull

The title of today’s post is a little deceptive. I feel like I’ve been completely run off my feet recently: mostly at work, but also in my down time, what with having a wedding to plan!

But that means that my running has taken a back seat this week, and I’m missing it! To be honest, as my training for the Madrid RnR half doesn’t begin properly until early February, this busyness has come at a very convenient time 😉

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I’m excited to share some of the wedding details with you (don’t worry, I’ll warn anyone not interested, so that they can avoid the posts) but it’ll have to wait a few more days. I’m planning on getting the invites out early next week so, all will be revealed after then!

In the mean time, I’m going to head upstairs to the treadmill to say ‘hi!’ to it with a short run. No doubt that after a few minutes I’ll wonder why the heck I was missing it! 😮

How’s your week going? Are you having a busy or a quiet one? Have you missed any workouts?

A Very Special Day

A Very Special Day

Today, I’ve been in Glasgow with my mum and my sister, celebrating my mum’s very special birthday.
Happy Birthday, mum!

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A Weekend in Glasgow

A Weekend in Glasgow

Hi, folks!

Have you had a relaxing weekend, or a busy one?

We’ve has a busy one in Glasgow, though it’s been lots of fun! @TheWelshWookie, my sis Angie and I had a late lunch yesterday at the new Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow. It opened at the end of November, and this was our first chance to visit.

Wanna see inside?

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After some good food, and a few cocktails, we met up with Angie’s bf Ryan, and my mum. We had tickets booked to see The Hobbit in 3D at the IMAX theatre in Glasgow.

Here’s some pics of our walk over the Clyde:

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It’s a bit of a family tradition: since Angie was small, we’ve gone together to the showings of the Harry Potter films,  The Lord of the Rings, and now the Hobbit films. We’ll have to find something else next year, after the final instalment of The Hobbit!

No running this weekend: lots of walking, though!

Festive Food

Festive Food

Ok, so I’ve eaten well over the past couple of weeks. Very well, actually.

Wanna see?

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Foodie (and drinkie) Friday

Foodie (and drinkie) Friday

Happy Friday everyone!

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It’s Friday the Thirteenth: anyone superstitious out there? If you are, pretend you’re Spanish: they’re fine with Friday the Thirteenth, but not Tuesday the Thirteenth 😮

What have you been up to today? I’ve kicked off a week’s holiday! Woop!

And what better way to spend the day than shopping, eating and drinking with my mum?

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We had a great mooch around Glasgow, picking up the final pieces we needed for Christmas. We also had a make up session at Clinique, which was fun! The selfie above is BEFORE the makeover, in case you were wondering!

In keeping with yesterday’s ‘Season’s Eatings’ post, the festive feasting continues. We had tapas for lunch, at Barca in Princes Square: it was delish!

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We then had a lil’ refreshment at the Concert Hall before heading home.

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I’ve had a lovely day!

Did you all have a good Friday?

Foodie (and drinkie) Friday

Foodie (and drinkie) Friday

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Do you have any plans for the weekend? I have my nephew’s Christening, so I’ll be heading through to Glasgow again tonight.

How’s the Christmas shopping going?  All done yet? 😮

Recently, I’ve been eating like I’m still preparing for races:

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This is a slight problem because, well, I don’t have any races, and I’ve eased off on my training. Hmmmm.

I’ve also been really enjoying Christmas coffees:

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And, I’ve been enjoying the odd gin. My friend bought ne a bottle of Caorunn for my birthday, and it’s my favourite. If you only ever drink gin with tonic, you should try a Caorunn with elderflower cordial and ginger syrup. A-ma-zing.

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Last weekend, we popped into the new Waitrose store in Helensburgh, and I was very tempted impressed with their selection:

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It was difficult to walk away without adding any of these to my basket!

Do you plan to treat yourself to anything this weekend?

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

Happy Hump Day, everyone! We’re on the downward slope to the weekend!

Here’s a couple of my favourites from my Pinterest motivation board:

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