My Most Recents

Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a good weekend? SB and I went to the seaside on Saturday. Let me tell you about beaches in the North East of England. They are beautiful. They have golden sand, big surf waves, and in the Summer time, ice cream vans dotted around for everyone to enjoy. They are some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen, and coming from Sydney, that’s a big statement. However. They are Never. Ever. Ever. Warm. Our plan was to go for a walk along the seaside, but we managed about five minutes before we ran into a coffee shop to stuff our faces with hot chocolate and chocolate cake.


This is how it looks in Summer. Don't be fooled by the people - it's not warm.

This is how it looks in Summer. Don’t be fooled by the people heading towards the water – it’s not warm.


To kick off this week, I am going to share with you all a few of My Most Recents. Enjoy!


My most recent run: A chilled out 7.5k today during lunch. Durham is a big university town, and recently a number of students fallen into the river after a night out and then drown. It’s eerie to run beside it, after seeing the police searches. But is still a pretty sight though.

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My most recent text message: To my lovely friend who is a paediatrician-come bus driver (it’s complicated). We are making plans for Friday night – yeee-haaa!


My most recent book: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey, in which an elderly woman who has trouble remembering things wants to solve the mystery of the whereabouts of her missing friend. While also remembering what happened to her sister sixty years ago. It’s really interesting, and another realyl unique narrative.


My most recent inspiration: I was debating whether or not to run today. It’s cold and grey and to be honest I didn’t really want to face the hills. Then my issue of Runner’s World arrived through the post, AND I saw this on instagram:

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Awwwww how can you NOT run after seeing this?


My most recent TV show: Last Tango in Halifax. I heart it so much! It’s so cute, nourishing and warm all at once. It’s the Shepherd’s Pie of TV shows. I am watching it right now.

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My most recent movie: The Imitation Game. If you needed another reason to love Benedict Cumberbatch, this is it. He’s basically Sherlock with a conscience, fancy blazers, and cheek bones that could cut glass. The film is good too. All about WW2 codes and social injustice. I’m not just gushing about the star, I promise.


This week I am going to be running in London – I am really looking forward to it as London is one of my favourite places to run. I really hope that the sun is up before 7am these days….. It’s been a while since I’ve known this for sure…..!


I hope your Monday’s weren’t too bad – only four days left til the weekend now!


Ellie B



Monday Musings….or how to avoid working.

Monday Morning – two words that can spark fear in the minds of 99% of the working population. So let’s get you smiling before we start off on what is distracting me from my inbox this morning.


Ah, I love this show.

It appears that Kim Kardashian has named her daughter North . As she will be using her father’s surname, her full name is North West.  Aw, thanks Kim & Kanye, that is just awesome! There was a chance you could have picked a normal name but true to form the Kardashians don’t disappoint. In related news Kanye has managed to offend people with Parkinson’s disease…..Kanye = a twat

If you are over 35 and want to have a baby you HAVE to read This Article Apparently “The widely cited statistic that one in three women ages 35 to 39 will not be pregnant after a year of trying is based on an article published in 2004 in the journal Human Reproduction. Rarely mentioned is the source of the data: French birth records from 1670 to 1830.”  There’s so much more interesting reading – and some of it might even make a woman – gasp – optimistic!  Hurray – I can relax!

However if you do have a child, work a normal job and live in NYC Good Luck


7 out of the 9 writers on Mad Men are women. And they all look bad ass.



How awesome are these!




This is why I don’t think Australia is cold

Weddings & Facebook = classy



Now Back To Work!!!


Have a good one.

Gilly P