Run the Solar System

Run the Solar System (10K)

Run the Solar System (10K) Thanks to the British Science Association and the team who created Zombies, Run! This is what it’s about according to their website: Run the Solar System will be an immersive running app, with the solar system scaled down to a 10k virtual race.  Broadcaster and space enthusiast Dallas Campbell will narrate the virtual race through space, which will also feature clips from the NASA archives. The website www.runthesolarsystem.com is live today for sign ups to the virtual race. The full virtual 10k race will be available to download and participate in during British Science Week […]


The Current State of Things

The Current State of Things

  I haven’t blogged much lately, mostly because I feel numb watching the way the world is going. Not just numb, but helpless. Like I should be out there, protesting, volunteering for charities or changing the world with my own two hands. We are told to be afraid of strangers and immigrants. We are told walls and bans will keep us safe. They won’t. Walls and bans divide. They create hate. They create violence. There’s a rise of the extreme right in Europe and in the United States. The racist uncle who is constantly muttering under his breath and gets […]


London at Christmas

Treasure Hunt in London

My girlfriend managed, somehow, don’t ask me how, to get tickets for the very-much-sold-out-until-I-don’t-know-when Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. She also thought it would be boring if I just got a plain envelope to open in front of our lovely tree. So, she got me socks instead. How thoughtful. Ok. That’s not entirely true. I’m being unfair. She planned a treasure hunt for me. One where I had to get up at 6 in the morning on a Sunday. To be fair, we’d decided we want to drive into London on Christmas Day a few months ago. Walk around […]


London Duathlon

London Duathlon 1

The London Duathlon in Richmond park is happening every year in September. As of this year (2016) they also offer a 10K race in case cycling isn’t your thing but you’d still like to run through a park filled with deer, which surprisingly enough really don’t care if you want to drive past them or not (and you have to stop for the deer, that’s one of the rules.) The gf doesn’t like to swim, so triathlons are out. This is the 2nd time that we’ve participated. And we plan to enter next year’s race as well. A Duathlon is basically […]


Open Air Cinema

Open-Air Cinema in London at Somerset House 2

The Somerset House website describes the even in the following way: Each summer, The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court hosts London’s most beautiful open-air cinema; Film4 Summer Screen. A highlight of the city’s summer calendar, the series features a range of films, all showing on a state-of-the-art screen with full surround sound. I love attending open-air cinema events. As a child we would go regularly and it was always a summer highlight. Since we’d seen the musical with Glenn Close, we decided Sunset Boulevard was the right film to watch. Especially because I, gasp, hadn’t ever seen it before. I […]


Restaurant in London: Red Dog Saloon

Amidst all the terrible news that we seem to be facing day after day, I thought it was time for another restaurant review, because talking about food makes me happy (and hungry). Cooking for me is better than meditation. I can just focus on my pan and my spices and create something magical. Every now and then, however, a restaurant with delicious food is exactly what I’m in the mood for. We ate at the Red Dog Saloon for the first time on my 30th birthday and it was delicious, though I wasn’t too enamoured with our waitress who insisted […]