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 […]


Red Dog Saloon Restaurant

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 […]


Crete - Matala

A Week in Crete 2

Our first real holidays together happened in the middle of June. A friend looked after our dogs, sacrificing a whole week of her precious time, to instead engage with our rather difficult and furry housemates. We can’t give Blue (the Miniature Australian Shepherd, I talked about him in this post) to just anyone and since I moved to the UK, I lost my network of people who used to look after him. That makes going away rather difficult and is one of the reasons I haven’t been in Switzerland in a long time (that, and my eternal fear of flying). […]


Brexit

Brexit: A few personal thoughts

I haven’t blogged in almost a month. June was quite busy and especially the last week was draining. Though there were some positive things. We were in Crete for a week with our German friends and it was a lovely holiday. I survived my fear of flying and will post some pictures soon. We came back to a turbulent week for Britain. To be honest we both expected the ‘remain’ vote would win and it was a big surprise that we’d ended up sitting in bed, glued to our phones, at 2.30 AM early last Friday, eyes brimming with tears, […]


Pembrokeshire

A Weekend in South Wales

For my birthday the gf surprised me with a trip to South Wales. And by surprised me, I mean exactly that. I had to leave the house and when I came back from the cinema I feared she’d burnt the house down trying to bake a cake or similar. Instead she gave me a book about hiking in Pembrokeshire. I don’t like surprises. It was hard to swallow that we’d be up and running for 4 days with the dogs by six in the morning the next day without me having any say about packing my bag, because said bag […]