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Year in Photos – Week 23

Wednesday 11 June – Some me-time reading from Alastair Humphreys Thursday 12 June – My commute to work captured by my iPhone in my Lifedge case and bike mount. Friday 13 June – Jason Bradbury meet MARC, MARC meet Jason Bradbury. I and the absolute pleasure of spending the afternoon/evening with Jason showing him around where I work. Loads

Review: Brydge+ Keyboard for iPad

My latest gadget accessory has caused a lot of interest. It’s only a keyboard for my iPad, but I’ve even heard “wow” and I’ve been asked so many times where I got it.  Brydge Keyboards, originally a Kickstarter project but now under new ownership (who have ironed out some of the new product issues), have designed a bluetooth

On Failing to Break a World Record

One of those slightly more unusual things that has been sat on my bucket list for several years is to hold a Guiness World Record. I’ve never had any clue what record it might be, but in my head I have images of Roy Castle and a television studio and an audience cheering and this song… Sorry for

Race for Life and my new Brooks Trainers

On Sunday I joined with thousands of other women from the area to take part in the Lincoln Race for Life at the Showground. I’d signed up earlier in the year to take part in the 10km fundraising event to do my bit for Cancer Research UK and also to encourage myself to go out

Year in Photos – Week 22

Wednesday 4 June – Matching Shoes and Bag. Thursday 5 June – Love my new gadget protection. Friday 6 June - Sunny day in Lincoln. Saturday 7 June - Playing with my shiny new Brydge Keyboard, now my iPad is pretending to be a laptop! Sunday 8 June - On my second lap of Lincolnshire Showground for Lincoln Race

World Cup Fever for my Feet

Okay I’ll admit something. I don’t really do football. I don’t mind it as a sport – I enjoyed playing as a kid – but it’s not something I make any effort to watch on the telly and I can’t remember the last time I went to a ground to watch a match live. Actually, I

Some Snaps of a Quick Motorcycle Ride to France

There has been a lot in the media over the last few weeks about the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Codenamed Operation Overlord, D-Day was the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe, leading

Year in Photos – Week 22

Wednesday 28 May – My F650GS ready for the long trip back home after a few days in France. Thursday 29 May - Pixelated proof that my lettuce survived our long weekend away. Friday 30 May – Back to the healthy eating (briefly) with a nice bright green salad. Saturday 31 May – Working on a Saturday

Review: SIGG VIVA

A little while ago now SIGG changed me. Just a little bit. By introducing me to their “Ditch the Plastic” campaign they encouraged me to stop buying single-use plastic bottles of water in favour of carrying around one of their reusable aluminium bottles. Such a simple thing but something that makes an actual difference to

Year in Photos – Week 21

Wow week 21? This year is going FAST! Hope you’re enjoying my Year in Photos posts so far… Wednesday 21 May – Loving my new Brooks Cascadia 9 trainers (from Sports Shoes)… hoping they will help me get through the 10km run I’m doing soon. Thursday 22 May – Love these bike racks outside Halfords in Lincoln

Review: Naztech Vault Waterproof Case for iPhone

I love getting out and about, and on a normal day the weather won’t make any difference to that. Having some protection for my iPhone, which never leaves my side, when it’s raining is an absolute must. Knowing I always get rained on when I go away on my motorbike (it’s a given), and loving to

A Sensible Bucket List Item: Grow Your Own

Bucket list items don’t have to be adrenaline fuelled. Sometimes they can be totally sensible.   One such thing on my list is “grow and eat my own vegetables”. You know, plant something, grow it, harvest it, eat it.  I’ve always thought growing your own veg to be a skill that should be known by everyone. If there was

Year in Photos – Week 20

Wednesday 14 May – Not a bad cycle route to work - you can just about make out Lincoln Cathedral in the distance. Thursday 15 May – Oh how I would love to be messing about on the river on a day like today. Lucky chap! Friday 16 May – We’re seeing a lot of this

Review: Readly

Subscription services are definitely one of the biggest things right now. Think Spotify and Netflix – all the music and television box sets you could possibly want in one place, available whenever and wherever you want thanks to your smartphone or tablet. And now we have Readly – the newest subscription service – offering access to over 400 weekly and

Converse versus Vans

I mention Converse on here a lot. I love them. They are comfortable and I love the style. They go with everything and last for ages. But when a blogging friend from the States commented on my most recent post featuring Converse that he prefers Vans, it got me thinking. I wear both. There is no denying I