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 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 […]

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 […]

water lilies by monet

Royal Academy of Arts in London: Monet to Matisse

The Royal Academy of Arts in London is currently hosting the exhibition “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse.” The gf and I decided to visit this exhibition on her birthday. We both love art and we were promised modern gardens in many forms. More than 120 works. A ton of flowers. Some of Monet’s best work (how many lilies can a man paint in a lifetime?) And of course gardens by Renoir, Cezanne, Manet, and even Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Klimt and Klee. (That’s a lot of gardens and a lot of flowers if you ask me.) What we got instead? […]

the book of mormon

Musical: The Book of Mormon

We watched this musical last spring at the Prince of Wales theatre in London and I thought I should probably share my thoughts. I didn’t know what to expect as I sat down. I knew nothing about the music or the story. All I knew was it’s considered good fun and offensive. I’m a fan of classical musicals and often don’t like modern musicals because of the music. It took me a lot of effort and time to like Wicked for example. This wasn’t the case here. The music is simply excellent. The opening number ‘Hello!’ whisks you away promising humour […]

prudential ride london

Prudential Ride London 2015

Last Saturday was the 1st of August, which is Swiss National Day. Usually this would mean BBQ and fireworks but alas I am currently not in Switzerland. The gf remembered that the Prudential Ride London was happening. I looked it up and figured it probably won’t be as good as BBQ and fireworks but why not give it a try. Prudential Ride London is basically the world’s greatest festival of cycling… and many of the roads in London are traffic-free. It is sponsored by Prudential. Hence the name. There’s several events. On Saturday they offered the chance for everyone to […]