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Making It to Boston Marathon My Way

Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is an achievement I have computed the math on many times over many long runs. Not too long ago I tested my limits on the a half-marathon road-run to see if I was capable of at least running a half-marathon at the full Boston-qualifying pace of 3:40 or 3:45 (depending on the year I was looking at). 152 more words


Good Customer Service From B&Q

A little New Year treat I bought from B&Q was a Kärcher Window Vac – a great product that makes that tedious chore of cleaning your windows much quicker and easier.  371 more words

"Continuum"-like feature in Ubuntu Linux-based tablet

The first devices to feature Microsoft Continuum are the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Probably you have heard of it, Continuum is a feature which extends your work from phone to desktop with a little connection to external hardwares eg mouse, keyboard and monitor and BOOM here you go! 91 more words


Chasing the Unicorn

The Boston Athletic Association, the group that operates the famed Boston Marathon, uses a Unicorn in their logo. This is not without a degree of irony. 1,272 more words


Yellow (and some grey) lounge makeover Reveal

No sooner have we finished painting our walls, choosing accessories and marvelling at our new yellow and grey space then I read that this year green is the new yellow. 867 more words

Interior Design

It Begins

‘Right I need to get some wood.’ was the decisive cry from Gary after thoroughly reading the plans for his new project (well I hoped it would get him out from under my feet). 188 more words


On Slowing Down

I first started running regularly in 2005, when I was in college.  I slowly built up my mileage and confidence, and I ran my first marathon in 2007. 2,873 more words