Last week I managed to tick off one of the “bucket list” items of living in Edinburgh when I went along to Edinburgh Castle for the the Edinburgh Military Tattoo preview show.
Having never been before I wasn’t too sure what to expect and to be honest I feared the worst, expecting to be sat for hours just watching people march up and down the esplanade. Fortunately that wasn’t the case and instead all in attendance were treated to a colourful and varied show with performers from as far as the USA and China.
Edinburgh is a city with a burgeoning population of cyclists. Proof of this can be seen in the success of local companies such as the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op and The Bike Station. There are also some handy resources such as the Innertube Map which details the 75km of cycle paths within Edinburgh.
In a situation not dissimilar to my recent Fitbit purchase I decided that another way of making myself move around a bit more during the week would be to replace my short commute by car with a cycle instead. Possibly a bold choice since I hadn’t cycled for at least 6 years.
2015 is set to be the biggest ever year for rugby with this year’s Rugby World Cup destined to be the highest profile yet. It will also be the first, fully social one with fans tweeting, instagramming and maybe even Periscoping throughout.
For us in the Scotland camp the opportunity to capitalise on the fervour is especially great as the tournament is right on our doorstep meaning we are likely to see fans travelling in even greater numbers than they already do.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Mark Twain is often said to have coined the phrase above but my reason for buying a Fitbit Charge is to try and keep myself honest.
There was a time just a few years ago where I was walking to and from work every day and running most evenings but those days feel like a distant memory now. This is never more apparent than when I do get the trainers on and venture out.