Saying goodbye

On Sunday November 19th I ran the Brighton 10k with Rebecca Macdonald — her partner, Tristan Hoedemaker stayed home, still fighting off what we suspected was a nasty strain of flu. The following week Tristan was rushed to the Conquest Hospital, Hastings in the back of an ambulance. On Monday December 11th I received a text message from Rebecca Hoedemaker, a 23-year-old widow, and one of … Continue reading Saying goodbye

Affordable accommodation during a full moon party – wise or wild?

Booking hostels beforehand should, in theory, be a clever decision. But as anyone who’s slummed it before will know – there’s a fair amount of room for error. The hostel could be bad (that’s anything from too loud and too boring, to crawling with bed bugs), or you could go on a complete tangent and never go to the planned destination at all! We haven’t … Continue reading Affordable accommodation during a full moon party – wise or wild?

The path to becoming a gardener

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t fall into the job. There. That was an easy blog to write… After all that was my path into gardening. However, at the age of 15 I wouldn’t have called myself a gardener. I was a little on the weedy side (pardon the pun) with no coordination – largely thanks to my slightly alarming growth spurts – and … Continue reading The path to becoming a gardener

Pushing your limits

It’s inspiring discovering first hand just how far people can push their bodies and minds to achieve the unimaginable. Today Lucy and Abhinav ran 26.7 miles up and down the muddy trails of the Purbeck marathon and still managed to look photogenic on the finish line. Yesterday Roya (accountant, and hater of both exercise and dirt) braved the Tough Mudder Half, not only tackling all … Continue reading Pushing your limits

A lifetime’s gaming for one moment

I love spontaneity. Within reason – as in, I love a spontaneous chocolate bar from time to time, and everyone knows a spontaneous night out (whilst messier) is FAR more fun than an organised party. But sometimes there’s those moments in life when circumstances produce the most absurd opportunities where you just say “screw it, this is probably a terrible idea but I’m doing it anyway.”  … Continue reading A lifetime’s gaming for one moment