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Introspection

September

Summer holidays end.  Back to school.  The changing of seasons feels immediate with a drop in temperature (I quite like ‘having’ to reach for a hoodie to keep warm enough).  The light that’s been gradually fading since the end of June suddenly more obvious but with the gift of blazing sunsets – we’ve been lucky […]

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Art Ideas

Morning

Unable to comply just yet with the top-down instruction to move get up out of bed. Instead, horizontal passive protest. Eventually, giving up the resistance to just be. Be the morning stillness, hear the birds whispering softly, feel the coolness of spring morning air rushing in to greet my skin. As I rest there, letting […]

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Art Exploring

Jeff Koons at The Ashmolean

  “This experience is about you – your desires, your interests, your relationship with this image.”  Jeff Koons, The Raft of the Medusa   This is an absolutely fascinating exhibition. I’d not heard of the artist before visiting today and without having a membership card so free entry I might have missed this one. The […]

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Introspection

Procrastination

There! No. It’s gone. Although, out of the corner of my eye, I think I can see… (but perhaps not) ‘something’ I’m supposed to be doing. It’s not there. OR It’s gone. Again. And so I continue busily / distracted All those ideas I don’t know I have locked away inside my head. Hiding. For […]

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Fun Running Travel

Brighton Marathon Weekend

Would you believe, even though it involved running a full 26.2 miles for the first time ever, a weekend in Brighton actually felt like a holiday.  This may be a sign I need to get out more.  It was fun though. Having first started running over 12 years ago I had so far only attempted […]

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Introspection

b r e a t h e

lying on the floor semi-supine I am in the rhythm of the building creaky heating tuning in and out of the breath micro-sleeping words invite themselves in and here we are (just me) I am.  

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Fun Group Exercise Introspection Running

Last Month’s Mischief: May

What’s been keeping me busy during May? First up the Oxford Town & Gown 10k (organised by Muscular Dystrophy UK).  My reason for signing up to an event like this is to help keep me focused on including running in my regular training routine.  Over the years I’ve noticed that of, all the different types […]

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Ideas Recipes

Recipe: Pea Soup

Yes, it’s about food and not the incredibly foggy weather we’ve been experiencing lately.  This is the simplest, tastiest soup recipe I know picked up during my time working at Restore Littlemore Lounge.   Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion (and 1 garlic clove , if you like) 2-3 celery stalks 1 big potato […]

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Introspection

Thursday Thoughts

I felt inspired this morning to start tweeting about my #favouritethings and then feeling lucky that I frequently get to include those things in my daily life.  One thought that popped up to be included in the list ended up being a lot more than 140 characters so I thought it deserved a blog post. […]

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Fun Introspection Music Photos Travel

Adventures in Wellington

A year ago last week I visited Wellington, NZ for a few days.  During my exploratory ramblings about the city I discovered there was such a thing as a Les Mills gym.  Awesome.  Especially love the paintwork on the outside of the building.   Up until a week earlier I had been training for a […]