On Friday I foolishly decided that I’d finish the week by cycling home from work – Havant to Hedge End – because I knew I wouldn’t have the time (on Saturday) or the energy (on Sunday) to get a long run in.
Having lived in and around Southampton for the last 14 years, it’s been regularly drilled into me to hate everything about Portsmouth. As a result, I rarely ventured in the direction of Pompey and I was always convinced that Southampton had much more going for it than its rival city.
However, after spending more time in Portsmouth over the past few years, I’m not so sure anymore.… Read more
From 1998 to 2008, I attended zero weddings. Then suddenly, everyone was getting married. I reckon we went to five weddings that year. This stampede of marriages (and the best bit – stag do’s) continued for the next few years.
Then, the invites suddenly stopped (maybe it was something we did) and it was christenings, not weddings, that occupied our summer weekends.… Read more
When I used to work from home, I always had time for a leisurely breakfast on weekdays. Not so now – I either quickly shovel something down my throat before I leave the house or I grab a bowl of muesli at my desk.
The important thing is that I do eat something. There’s no way I could survive until lunchtime without a proper brekkie, even if it is a little rushed.… Read more
This is my review of the Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5. Read on to find out what I thought of its performance and look and feel.
I rarely wet shave, because I simply can’t be bothered with it, especially in the mornings when I’d rather snatch a few more minutes in bed.
Instead, I usually just let my beard grow until Tiff refuses to kiss me.… Read more
After the high of finishing the Southampton Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago, I’ve found it really hard to motivate myself to get running again.
I’ve also struggled physically – my legs were shot after a couple of miles when I dragged myself onto the streets last weekend, and my thighs seem to be constantly burning when I tackle the hills on my bike on the way to work.… Read more