Gru-Yeah!

Thursdays are Farmers Market Days in Exeter. Last week, looking for some lunch and wandering aimlessly around the centre of the city, I stumbled upon the striped awnings of the market. Pies, bread, some other stuff. It was all there. Then I spotted the Almond Thief stand. This will be good, I thought. Advertisements

Bitesized: Vicarious running

All sorts of people inspire me in my running. Generally, reading about other people and their running exploits is a great way of getting myself excited about going for a run. Sometimes, however, there are people that inspire even greater admiration, and one of those people is Yvie Johnson from Fierce Mind {Running}. Fierce Mind…

Sea anything you like?

Let’s be honest, if you’re writing a blog post about a fancy dress run, then words will only get you so far. It’s the images that count. In honour of this weekend’s Delicious Dart “food festival on the run”, here is a quick run through 15 miles’ worth of photos… By the way, we were…

Bitesized: In the country

I live in Devon. Generally this means I have a semi-rural kind of life: I see hills and fields, sheep and cows, during my drive to work. Along a dual carriageway. The nearest field to my house is about three hundred metres away, up a hill (after all, it is Devon). From our windows I can…

Out after dark

I’ll meet you by the cafe, he said. Good idea, I thought. It didn’t really occur to either of us until we were blundering around in the dark, peering at strangers and walking into benches, that there was a slight flaw in our plan. Inside the cafe? That would have been fine. Outside: not so easy…

Food run

Due solely to the current position of the planet Earth in its orbit around the sun, people will once again be crying off alcohol, signing up for the gym, decrying the over-consumption of food and drink and making short-lived and overly-optimistic promises for the year ahead. And doing all of that with a massive hangover as well.…

Ice, ice, baby

This post should come with a health warning. I wrote it, and then I forgot about it. It has sat, unloved, like an unfavoured child, being ignored and passed over. It is almost apt that it is a post all about vanilla, that undervalued and oft-forgotten flavour. It is also a beer review and it…