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Malmaison Aberdeen

Like many food bloggers, I am frequently contacted by PR folkies asking if I’d be interesting in sampling/reviewing whichever cheese or book or knife or chocolate or whatever they are currently responsible for selling.  My response is always the same: I prefer to keep my blog promotion free so, thanks but no thanks.  (Can you [...]

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Yesterday I ran the Loch Ness Marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes and 27 seconds. Today I am in utter agony but am still smiling like an idiot. Many thanks to all of you who sponsored me.  To date, I’ve raised almost £2,700 for Cancer Research UK.  My mum would have been delighted. xxx

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Loch Ness Marathon

There’s only two weeks left until I run the Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon.   Off out this morning to run 13 miles, the last of my longer training runs, then I’ll mostly be relaxing and psyching myself up for the big day. As I’ve said before, my main reason for running is to raise money for [...]

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West Coast Sky

Happy weekend to you all. I’m off to the Borders for a couple of days.  Wanted to share this beautiful time-lapse with you before I headed off though.  It was captured by a friend (who has some stunning photos here) and I can’t stop watching it.

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Just three months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, my mum, Beth Harrison, died earlier this year.   Though those months were horribly difficult for her, Mum faced her illness with tremendous courage and, as always, never stopped thinking of others. Just one example of this was her request that I run a marathon to [...]

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Summer Plans

Read, read, read. Just finished this.  Now reading this.  Looking forward to this.  Any other recommendations??? Run, run, run.  I’m training for the Loch Ness marathon in October… Learn to use the manual settings on my camera. Blog more. Go to Austria with my Dad. Enter the village vegetable show again. Prepare for my new [...]

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Four months after discovering she had a brain tumour, my mum died on Saturday afternoon.  It’s been and it continues to be a terribly difficult time but I’d like to thank you all of you who left kind comments and sent well wishes during this time.  They helped.

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Wish today were a bit less aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh and a bit more like this:

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Forever Ago

Been looking through old photos a lot recently. That’s me, that is. I laughed for about an hour afterwards.

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Another Crocus.

So excited am I by the entrance of flowers and buds and daylight and smells and tweeting, I’ve taken to singing “Spring, spring, spring, spring, spring, spring…” to the tune of Jingle Bells. 

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