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runner 1639

I am sunburnt, tired and sore in places I wasn't sure existed but I did it! I finished Round the Bays and I think I did it in under an hour (official times are published tomorrow). TP & Pip were fabulous jogging mates and I am so freakin' proud of us all for doing...

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shades of grey's

...so now it's a complete toss-up as to who is my favourite because George is gorgeous of course and honourable and just nice and now he loves Izzy which is perfect because they are perfect, I mean what is more perfect than falling in love with your best friend?...

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the rabbit date

So last night the Musician took me to see 'Rabbit' at Circa. I haven't been there for years and it was a treat to see Welly Theatre is still vibrant and pretty well supported for a random Saturday night in February. Rabbit is set during one evening in a London bar, as...

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arrivals gate

There is something so bloody hopeful about airports. Romantic even; the waiting rooms to the promise of something greater than your own life. Some of my most poignant memories have occured in a cavernous space of light and glass and bored, wailing small people.Like...

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happy anniversary

Wellington Anniversary marks being home for just over 6 months, and the purchase of my little house a year ago. And to celebrate I have conducted a little makeover in the garden (just to be clear I didn't have any part in the actual construction of the deck, but I...

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goodbye london

Dear London,Ah sweet city my time has come.I will miss the sheer scale of this place, with its vast structures, higgledy-piggledy architecture, green parks and the river. I will miss the razzmatazz and the sadness it covers up. I will miss the Big Issue sellers and...

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friday five: what I miss

Five: The rather spectacular architecture of the London Skyline, and the sudden consciousness sparked by catching a glimpse of Houses of Parliament or the Gerkin; that 'OMG I'm in LONDON' feeling. Four: Jersey's spectacular corporate accounting laws. Tax is a...

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fur covered joy

Thank goodness for the broadband elves whose magic enables working from home and hanging out with one's furry flatmate. The Fat Furball, Giant Ginger George, Dr George O’Malley, Georgie Porgie; on pain of sounding like crazy cat lady, George is fur covered joy.I love...

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the possibilities are endless

A hat tip to a fellow slightly obsessive list maker special k as Tuesday's become the outlet for my listy mania. As befits this time of year, the first will be an indication of what lies ahead in 08. And I can’t be arsed with the drink less, go to the gym, fun police...

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eating peaches naked

First day back at corporate lackey world. Pooh. I am struggling a little but this week is mercifully free of meetings and deadlines so I have time to sort myself out and get my to do list under control.I am also attempting to aleviate the complete loss of mojo by...

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bris vegas musings

A few rest days with my family in bris vegas and I am deeply involved in retrospective navel gazing.Since Santa last visited, I have gained a niece, a house, a pension plan; I see welly harbour every morning (a view I coveted for most of the some 2000 days I spent...

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christmas is so close you can smell the relatives…

I know you haven't got time to wade through a long, winding post have you? What with family tensions simmering on the stove, whole aunties to stuff with onion and sage; I bet you haven't even started hoovering the children. So I will be brief.I used to live in London,...

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