how do you like them apples?

Go BIG or go home in the BIG APPLE!

If all goes well for the next 242 days, I will be one of 50,000 running all 5 boroughs of the Big Apple on November 6, 2016 at the New York City Marathon.Screen Shot 2016-03-09 at 10.24.43 AM

I’m relieved to say, it was actually Mike who convinced me to register… After the excitement of Chicago, I thought I’d chill-out this year but the NYC marathon has been on my running bucket list so Mike said what’s the harm in trying? (Like Chicago and other big races, it’s a lottery which I tried and failed at three times before so I think he assumed it was not going to happen). Hah! I’m in.

Convo with Mike:
Me: I got in! This will make 2 out of 6 for the World Marathon Majors
M: Awesome, what are the 6?
Me: Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo and Boston … (Boston you qualify based on time, it’s not a lottery)
M: Well, you can at least try for the first 5…

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No plans have been set in place but I am pretty excited! Marathon five + five boroughs = dreamy.

What about you – have you singed up for anything lately?

psst. Sadly, the NYC marathon lottery closed so I can not invite you to run with me however it is not too late for Chicago. Best.Race.Ever. I found this video yesterday of last year’s race and it gave me goosebumps… I was there!

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holiday wrap

Planes, trains, trams, buses, subways and cars galore!

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We are back from Europe and I thought I’d share a mini photo journal. We had a great time, made memories (that hopefully David will even hang on to) and spent time with family.

Day 1. We went to a football match and had dinner at a nearby pub. The pub had a playground which is one of the smartest ideas ever!

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Day 2. I went on a lovely 8km run and bought Cadbury chocolate at the local store. The kids played on the trampoline and we all watched Joel’s football match.

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Day 3. Up bright and early to catch the train to Brussels and spent the afternoon roaming around the Grand Place.

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Day 4. A day in Brussels with the kids including a Lego exposition, the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, the Pantone Hotel and the Belgian Comic Strip Center. A lovely dinner out in the evening.

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Day 5. A trip to the Atomium and Mini-Europe plus one last visit to Grand Place and an evening train back to England.

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Day 6. Another 8 km run and a trip to Barleylands Farm (sorry, no pics … imagine barn animals, slides, bouncy pillows, mini trains and zip lines … my personal nightmare)

Day 7: The three of us spent the morning in London exploring the city and caught an afternoon bus to Oxford to see my cousin and her husband. We had dinner and drinks at the Turf Tavern and walked the trails home.

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Day 8: A morning stroll through Oxford and a visit to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. An afternoon bus back to London and curry take-out with the family.

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Day 9: Plane trip home.

Thank you to all who took us in!

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london calling

As mentioned here, we are travelling to England and thought it’d be fun to put together a board of all the thing I plan to purchase on the other side of the pond. Okay, not really, but a girl’s gotta dream. I will be sure to have my camera at my side at all times to capture the special moments and British inspiration to share with you. Cheerio!

_LondonA. Links London Secret Eclipse Bee White Topaz Pendant / B. Hunter Original Back Adjustable Short / C. Royal Doulton Bulldog Union Jack / D. Penguin Classic – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / E. Fat Face Lucky Textured Stripe Jumper / F. Happy Days with the Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver / G. Mauverina Liberty print tray / H. Little Miss Sunshine Character Framed Print / I. Let’s Eat!’ Screen Prints by Victoria Eggs / J. Mulberry Effie Hobo / K. Amelie Barnatham – Jungle Boogie Cushion / L. Mini Cooper S / M. Burberry Mid-length Gabardine Trench Coat / N. Stella SEQUEL Shoes / O. Polypropylene moulded stacking chair by Robin Day / P. Lush Dream Cream / Q. Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polish / R. Red Franche print cotton nightdress / S. Alexander McQueen Metal Brow Cat eye sunglasses / T. Jasper Conran Pin striped teapot from Wedgewood / U. Nigella Lawson Serving Hands

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fit for a queen (or king)

July is here and at the top of my radar is the anticipating arrival of the royal baby. I can virtually see people rolling their eyes right now, but I don’t care, I love the royal family (regardless of their many faults). With this being said, here is my tribute to the royal baby.

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A. London Olympics running tank / B. Burberry​ trench / C. Fancy pants / D. Fatface hoodie​ (it’s a british store) / E. An Ernest Race rocker / F. Jamie’s cookbook ​/ G. Liberty London pillow / H. Docs / I. Tea​ time / J. Hobnobs​ with your tea / K. Charles Stephen / L. London print / M. Royal blue party dress / N. Pretty and pink bag

If I was a betting girl, I’d go with July 8, GIRL, Victoria Diana… is that too predictable?

Cheers! xo-meg