Local tourist

Scotland is a beautiful country. I’m sorry to say there’s an awful lot of it that I’ve only seen on TV or in books & magazines. When I lived in Edinburgh I used to tell myself that I’d explore more of the country, and of course I could do so whenever I wanted because it…

100 Days

One hundred days always feels like a bit of a milestone.  Well, it does in my head at least.  It’s not often (read: ever) I reach such a significant number of consecutive days of something.  Unless that something is “number of days I attempt to restart x habit”, in which case i’m probably a record-holder…

Time for a detox

It’s coming up to that time of year….time to detox. Normally I’d be talking about food of course, after the excesses of Christmas. However, this time I’m talking about social media. For once in my life I managed to not totally overindulge this Christmas, so that was a nice bonus! I didn’t want to binge…

Small steps in the right direction

At the start of September I spent a fabulous evening in the company of three good friends, drinking lots of wine, eating delicious food and just chatting the night away and putting the world to rights.  It was perfect.  The next day, we all went to watch (or take part!) in a local sprint triathlon…

Replanning the plan

A couple of weeks ago or so, I decided to write my budget for 2019.  Mostly I have the same outgoings every month, I know when the irregular bills are due (car insurance, water bills etc.) and I know when my planned holidays are.  So I wrote a budget for next year based on the…

Progress, not perfection

I like to think that in general, I’m a very patient person.  I like to think this, but alas, this is not always the case.  Sometimes, in certain situations, I will be the most patient person you will ever have the fortune to meet.  However, the other 99% of the time I have zero patience,…

Little changes

Thanks to everyone who responded to my previous post, either on here, FB or via text/messenger. Lots of really interesting insights and thoughts, and I’ve really appreciated them all. So as I ponder my way through (I like to have a good think about stuff!), I thought I’d make two small changes just to get…

What makes us DNF in life?

A good friend just shared a blog post by the triathlete Lucy Gossage about why she doesn’t believe in not finishing triathlons (also known as DNF’ing).  This of course is especially poignant after the weekend where I DNF’d a triathlon, while some friends went on to finish despite a huge desire to quit at times.…