6 Fun Ways to Keep Fit in London

It can be difficult to find the time to keep fit while working in London. Some people in their thirties find they put on weight more easily while others (like myself) have always had to watch their weight and so look for more exciting and fun ways to shed the pounds. This past week, Time Out London featured some unique ways to keep fit, which has inspired me to write this post.

Take Part in a Fun Run

There are lots of runs organized throughout the UK. I have taken part in numerous 5k and 10km runs over the past few years. The Stylist has put together a list of the fun runs for the rest of summer. I took part in two London British 10ks.  For those who want a bigger challenge, the Royal Parks Half Marathon is on 11th of October this year.

Fun Run

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Peri Peri Chicken – I Love Nando’s

For those that know me, they are aware of my love for Nando’s.  Therefore I decided to dedicate this post to my favourite chicken restaurant.

The love affair began in 2003 when I started work at the Nando’s in Epsom. They were one of the best companies I have worked for while a student and post graduate.

chickens at Nando's

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Gummi Bears on Tour Around the World

Back in 2012 I wanted to see more of Europe and therefore bought myself a 30 day rail pass to visit as many countries as could. I had just bought a new camera and wanted to practice up close and distant shots, so I wanted to have the same object to take photos of where ever I went.

And what did I choose? Haribo Gummi Bears.

Every since I was a kid, I loved gummi bears (watching the TV show and also eating them), so when I was travelling, I decided to buy myself a packet. I also wanted to practice different types of shots.  I thought it would be cool to have the gummi bears represent my family.

My Dad is as white as a polar bear so he is the white gummi bear. My brother in law was in the army so he is green. My mom loves red and my sister and I are the orange and yellow ones.

The start of my trip, in Berlin, Germany. You can just about make out Aleksander Platz in the background.

Berlin Bears

Bears in front of the Prague castle

.Bears in Prague

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Top Budget Hotels in New York City

Bright lights, big city and expensive is what many people may think before visiting NYC. This does not necessarily have to be the case as I found out on a recent budget conscious trip to New York City. I was surprised by the quality of the more down market and reasonable places to stay.


Pod 39

Pod Hotel

Pod 39 was a great hotel, I stayed here in March 2013 and it was cheaper than when I looked to stay here in May. It is a very centrally located hotel, close to Grand Central Station and relatively close to Central Park if you feel like going to a run during your visit. There was free Wifi in all the rooms and the rooms were furnished to a high standard and were ensuite. There is a choice to have single bed, double bed or even bunk beds.

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