A Weekend in the City

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Last weekend, Aaron and I had a booked-well-in-advance rarity: a weekend together. We stepped onto the train and towards the unknown; a whole Saturday in each other’s company with three-for-one-pound sweets and sweet chilli crisps in our bags. It was already too much… I slept the whole way. As soon as we arrived at London […]

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23/52: Sharp Objects

Kath's Bookshelf, Uncategorized

Last month I packed quite a few books into my very nearly over-the-weight-limit suitcase and headed to the dreamy Paphos in Cyprus. I spent a sufficient amount of time ignoring Aaron and parking my nose neatly into a book. The first book I read and finished, to the soundtrack of waves and Aaron trying to […]

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The Paphos City Guide | Food and Drink

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It’s now been just over a week since Aaron and I arrived back from what we’ve dubbed as our favourite summer holiday yet. We visited the awesome Paphos, a city that sits on the southwest coast of Cyprus. The city of meze, rocky seas and KEO (the local beer that we loved so much we […]

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22/52: While I Was Sleeping

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Before I headed off on holiday just over a week ago, I tortured my heart by reading a Dani Atkins book. My mum had read While I Was Sleeping a couple of weeks before and she wanted to speak about it with someone so badly she bought me my very own copy. I have since […]

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Leg Day: Edinburgh Half Marathon


The Adventures of a Kathlete

On Sunday I ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon and achieved a bright blue t-shirt, an Edinburgh skyline medal and an entirely frustrating personal best. More on that later, though. Aaron and I headed to the city centre at 7am (for an 8am start?!?!). We joined our pink wave, alongside our friend Jacob and his brother, […]

May 31, 2018

Three Five Star Predictions


Kath's Bookshelf

As someone who has set themselves a Goodreads challenge (that they’re currently very terrified of), I take my Goodreads ratings very seriously. I don’t take five star ratings lightly. Fellow Goodreads users will understand the seriousness of deciding a book is worthy of that almighty five star rating. Recently I watched a video by Sanne […]

May 27, 2018

Pre Race Day Pasta


Kath's Kitchen

As a fan of carbohydrates and Italian cuisine, I am unsurprisingly a big believer in the power of pasta the day before event day. As I am running the Edinburgh half marathon tomorrow, I’ll later be cooking up a pasta storm in our little Airbnb with the boyfriend so we are 13.1 miles ready in […]

May 26, 2018

14/52: Whistle in the Dark


Kath's Bookshelf

I have officially finished reading the fourteenth book of the year; Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey. I picked it up as April’s bookshop buy (since deciding I should buy a book a month from a bookshop so as to support the places I love to hang out in so much) because I saw […]

May 25, 2018

How to Get Out of a Reading Slump


Kath's Bookshelf

A runner’s greatest hamartia is athlete’s foot; a writer’s is the dreaded writer’s block. A reader’s most painful downfall, however, is The Reading Slump. A reading slump defies all logic and can strike even midway through a book a reader is truly enjoying (*cough cough* Ready Player One); it can crop up when a reader […]

May 19, 2018

My Current Fitness Goals


The Adventures of a Kathlete

I am never more in love with slipping my trainers on than when I’m training for an event. At the end of the month I’ll be running the Edinburgh Half Marathon and the run up (yeah, you heard me) to it has made me more pumped than ever to reach new goals. Training for something […]

May 16, 2018

Three Films


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I used to spend the majority of my pocket money on DVDs. Nothing thrilled me more than going to ASDA and buying a film I’ve wanted to purchase for forever before it finally was priced at ¬£4. I still own every one of these films and could never ever imagine getting rid of the likes […]

May 11, 2018

13/52: Ready Player One


Kath's Bookshelf

I have, AT LONG LAST, finished the thirteenth book of this year. I’m attempting to read fifty-two books this year and am documenting it over on my, recently, quiet Goodreads account. I am so grateful to finally have added a book to my online library. Although it took a month to read, I am grateful […]

May 3, 2018

April Eighteenth


Kathventures

Last Wednesday my mum and I slipped on our tea dresses¬†and headed out into the sun for, essentially, our perfect day. It was the first day of spring that felt like summer; the day that would oversee our afternoon tea at The Ritz, our trip to see The Lion King and our dinner at Flat […]

April 27, 2018