A Weekend in Oslo

Oslo Harbour

When I threw a blind vote out on Facebook last month to choose my next city destination to visit, I was rather pleased when the majority went with choice A, Oslo.

I’d heard it was expensive there but I was eager to visit Scandinavia, the land of the leggy blonde, stunning countryside and the odd viking atrocity.

Having got back from my whirlwind trip on Sunday night, I’ve just about recovered from the shock at just how pricey it is enough to give a little insight into the things I saw there.

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Spur of the Moment Travel & Impulsive Behaviour

Airplane Taking-Off

I’m an impulsive person. I love the idea of running with an idea that pops into my head without giving it too much thought.

Some would argue that this is a reckless way to be. My dad would attest to that especially after some of my impulse purchases of the past!

I however, believe that integrating a bit of impulse action into your life creates the types of life experiences and funny stories that you’ll look back on fondly later in life (supposing you’ve not gone bankrupt and end up on the streets of course…!)

One of my favourite types of impulse action (I might coin this as a new phrase if it’s not been used already) is spur of the moment travel.

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Tough Mudder South West 2013: Footage

Tough Mudder 2013

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on completing Tough Mudder South West 2013.

At the end of the post I mentioned I was in the process of  compiling all of my footage from the day and editing a short video of the event.

Well that’s now complete and has been for a while but I’ve only just remembered that I was going to upload a post here so without further ado, enjoy my pain and suffering at the hands of the Tough Mudder course.


Tough Mudder South West 2013

Tough Mudder 2013

As I’m led in my bed, macbook in hand, feeling like I’ve survived a run in with an arctic lorry, I thought it would be a perfect time to reflect on yesterday’s  epic antics at Tough Mudder South West.

For the past three or so months, a large group of us led by the guys at Synergi Fitness, had been getting into shape in order to complete the famed Tough Mudder course in aid of the local Penny Brohn cancer charity.

At 06:00 yesterday, my alarm went off as I hauled myself out of bed whilst trying to muster up the motivation to take on the challenge ahead. I have to admit, I felt like pressing the snooze button and going back to sleep.

Of course, that’s not what I did and a few hours later, I and the rest of Team Synergi were assembling in the stunning surroundings of Glanusk Estate in Wales, preparing for the plethora of body breaking obstacles ahead.

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