South Coast 100km Ultra Challenge

At the end of August I completed another Action Challenge Ultra Challenge: the South Coast Challenge between Eastbourne and Arundel. This was another 100km walk and my second this year. I was actually quite nervous going in as I really hadn't done any training like I had for London2Cambridge or London2Brighton. In all honesty I … Continue reading South Coast 100km Ultra Challenge

A visit to Eshott Hall, Northumberland

Today, exactly one year ago, my good friend Emma married her dashing husband Stuart at Eshott Hall, Northumberland. We had a wonderful time celebrating with the newlyweds and it seems like the last year has gone by in the blink of an eye. It's a bittersweet memory as we returned home to find Marmalade missing, … Continue reading A visit to Eshott Hall, Northumberland

Music and the Deaf: The 4ORTE Ensemble

We've just returned from a wonderful evening at King's Place, London, where we saw Music and the Deaf's 4ORTE Ensemble perform a moving selection of solo, accompanied and ensemble musical pieces. Music and the Deaf are a UK-based charity promoting musical opportunities for deaf children worldwide through workshops, talks and training sessions. The 4ORTE Ensemble … Continue reading Music and the Deaf: The 4ORTE Ensemble

London2Brighton 100km Ultra Challenge

Unless you've been avoiding social media in the last week, it won't have escaped your notice that i've been doing another challenge. I successfully completed the London2Brighton 100km Ultra Challenge last weekend, 28th - 29th May 2016, raising money in aid of Kith & Kids; a charity that supports and empowers people with a learning disability … Continue reading London2Brighton 100km Ultra Challenge

Madrid: A Mini Survival Guide

This will probably be the third and final post in my little Madrid series (until we return again, of course), the others being our visits to Parque de El Retiro and Salón des Fleurs Getting Around The Metro The Metro is inexpensive and, compared to the cramped, constantly-under-refurbishment, London Underground, cleaner and much more spacious. The metro map … Continue reading Madrid: A Mini Survival Guide