The Elusive Tattie

Earlier in the week I rather excitedly prepared myself for an eagerly anticipated afternoon out at Tesco.  I put on ‘proper’ clothes, ran a brush through my mane of many colours and plucked my eyebrows, as it was the only part of my face that would really be visible anyway.  It didn’t matter that whatContinue reading “The Elusive Tattie”

Sweat and the Gritty

A few months ago, when I was rummaging around the internet for new running t-shirts to sweat in, I stumbled across one that read: ‘I don’t sweat, I sparkle‘ .  “Oh, deary me!” Was my initial reaction!  I then quickly moved on to wondering who would want to sparkle after exercise?  Don’t get me wrong,Continue reading “Sweat and the Gritty”


Mmmmm, cocktails! Ok, so this isn’t as overtly exciting as a Margarita or a Pina Colada, it’s definitely more ‘Socks on the Beach’ than Sex on the Beach.  Yup, it’s simply a selection of stories about socks.  I know what you are thinking – how can you devote so much time to something so insignificantContinue reading “Socktales”

Part 2: Ride and Streak

I do realise that I may be very late to the psychological phenomenon party, and you may very well already know this, but I only recently found out that semantic satiation is the term used for when a word is repeated so many times that it loses its meaning.  This cropped up when I wasContinue reading “Part 2: Ride and Streak”

Part 1: The Rule of Bum

Some people think running is just putting one foot in front of the other and moving in a faster fashion than a walk, and I suppose they would be right.  Some people think it’s pretty boring and monotonous and again, everyone is entitled to their opinion.  But running for me is joyous, exciting, often toughContinue reading “Part 1: The Rule of Bum”

The run down

I’m just a 37 year old (ahem) girl who loves to run, write and laugh. I’ve been running for almost 20 years and pretty often find myself in some unusual predicaments. So I thought why not share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way with the Galloping Gals out there? Here’s what youContinue reading “The run down”