Why everyone should do a Parkrun

If you haven’t heard about Parkrun, they are an amazing network of free, timed 5K runs held all over the world. How it works You register – for free – and are given a barcode. You print the barcode and take it with you on your run. At the end, you are given a chip…

Climbing: How to stop sloppy footwork

I went to a new bouldering place last weekend. It was graded, which is unfamiliar to me, but I loved it. My primary focus at the moment is my footwork. I think it’s the key to climbing efficiently and being as safe as possible. It’s easy to keep this in my head at the beginning…

The Joy of the Hula Hoop!

I have a new hula hoop. WOOP! I have a few. But none that I take seriously, they are for my daughter to play with, and I play along with her. Mostly, we trot around the garden holding them between us, pretending to be a train – complete with sound effects. It’s possible I get…

The 5 Best Vodka Cocktails

I’ve had this post in my drafts for a while, trying to decide on the 10 best vodka cocktails. But the fact is, these guys are the ones in my life, there’s only one newbie – all of the others have stood the test of time. So, let’s just go crazy and make it about…