Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A Very Merry Weekend in Greenwich

This weekend past it was time to do something charitable. I haven't done anything to raise money in a long time so when my bestie asked me to participate in a 5K Santa Fun Run in Greenwich could I say no?

We were raising money for the company she works for, Starlight, which grants wishes for severely ill and terminally ill children, so it really was worth getting up at 7am on a Sunday, putting on our finest beards and joining the other few thousand Santas running round the park!

 Never looked better...

Ready, Set...

It was such a fun day and I highly recommend this one or any of the other Santa Runs that I know are dotted around the country. The atmosphere is great and seeing all of the different charities there gathered is pretty heart warming too!

However once we were done it was time for  some nutrition and as neither of us had ever really explored Greenwich before we were thrilled to stumble upon Greenwich Market! SUCH a gem really, an amazing array of food stands at the front and as you squeeze your way through the hustle and bustle there are a brilliant selection of gift stalls all perfect for a few Christmas stocking fillers. It was however the food that enchanted us the most, I myself went for the halloumi and lamb wrap with salad humous and yoghurt.....deeeeeelicous! For anyone that hasn't it's definitely worth a stop by.

So all in all a very successful weekend, Starlight raised over £10,000 for charity through runners sponsorship and we all had fun doing it. You also can't really complain about the location of the run when you have views like this one...

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The VS Fashion Show Frenzy

It's that time of year again, when scores of girls spent their last night glued to their television screens to soak in everything that this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show had to offer. For those of us not in the grand ol' U S of A, this morning was spent hunting down a quality internet link so we too could enjoy all it had to offer. Although last year I was lucky enough to watch the show live in America, it was no less enjoyable watching it this morning on my laptop!

Although on the surface the idea of a lingerie fashion show seems like something that would be perfect for guys to sit there drooling over, the VS show is a big draw to girls all over. Whether they are watching to see the beautiful outfits, the musical talent or to give themselves some inspiration to go to the gym through the winter months (I would say all three!)

Then there are all the themes that make up the show, personally these were two of my favourites this year.

The Circus

Calendar Girls

All in all another successful year for the Angels. And with Adriana Lima giving birth 6 weeks before the show was taped, I guess anything is possible. With that, I'm off to the gym...