Last October, after booking a holiday in the Lake District on a whim, I decided I wanted something a bit more challenging than our usual hikes. I was set on climbing Scafell Pike – the highest mountain in England, standing tall at 3,209 ft – and carefully planned the 9-mile route we were to follow. … Continue reading Lake District | Scafell Pike
Last weekend, Edward and I headed to the Peak District to try something new... We went trail running. After running the same two routes around the village all winter, I needed a change of air and I felt ready for a new challenge. Our new Salomon Speedcross 4 had been sitting in the closet for … Continue reading Peak District | Stanage Edge Trail Run
Toward the end of last year, after a huge amount of stress left me exhausted and utterly unmotivated, I took an involuntary break from running. I wanted to run; I simply couldn't. Every time I tried, anxiety would show its ugly face and I'd end up panicking before I'd even made it to the door. … Continue reading February Running Challenge | 75 Miles
Today – 72 days after my first application, 60 days after that horrible day in Croydon and 45 days after my second application – I was finally granted a 30-month leave to remain by the British Home Office. It was not at all like I had imagined... I didn't see the email come in. Edward … Continue reading Congratulations, it’s a visa!
Our trip to Amsterdam was all the way back in November, but with all the visa stuff that has been going on since then, I'm finally just catching up with blogging. So... Because Amsterdam was months ago and because we only spent a few hours wandering the street of this lovely city, I decided to … Continue reading Exploring Amsterdam