Looking Back

I have changed the look of the blog again, it is so tempting with so many options to keep trying out something new. I’ve gone back to ‘Regeneration’ too, I cannot give any reason for that, I just did!

While I was faffing about I found myself reading the post from two years ago today.  I thought you might like to remind yourself how this place looked when it was being taken to bits.  31 January 2013

I really MUST do a few before and after shots for you, having looked back I realise I never really did them properly.

Lastly here’s a song for the rest of the weekend, my daughter and I have it on every time we get in the car.  If you get the chance go see them live, they are brilliant, we saw them a couple of weeks ago at the Usher Hall.  (We think the blonde one looks very like our eldest niece sometimes)

Have good rest of the weekend and ‘keep on keeping on’ as First Aid Kit would say (or sing).




What’s with everyone running?

Maybe it’s my age and stage but everyone seems to be running.  It’s getting to epidemic proportions now, is it that it is relatively cheap (once you have your trainers)? Is it that it is easy to do – you simply go outside and do it? Is it that we are getting so much information about how we need to be fit to live longer? Is it a new challenge that does not involve counting how many pints/tequilas/shots  you can down in as short a time as possible? Is it good for your mental health? Or is it actually FUN? (no)

The ‘Running like a Girl’ book I read for February helped me understand a bit about why people run but the only way I would know for sure was to try it myself.  I feel like I am coming out about being part of a cult here, yes, I have been know to go running or ‘funny running’ as I call it because endurance has not come easy to me and I do like a wee 2 minute walk to break the hell run up.  I am not sure it’s for me because it make me ache and it takes an enormous amount of thought and effort to go.  Sometimes I feel good about having done the funny running but not always. I still don’t really get running,  I’m afraid. Maybe I need to do it more….


Running appears as a theme in the most unexpected places, can you spot anyone who has won Gold?



Belle and Sebastian are a band I cannot get enough of, they are brilliant.  If, by some bizarre chance, you don’t know them, check them out on whatever app/gadget you can, they’re amazing and Scottish, of course.

This fits in with the Year in Books Theme,


Now have a great weekend, hopefully listening to a bit of Belle and Sebastian, you can’t go wrong. xx