Shh… it’s a Christmas Present!

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*Bethlehem, USA, that is.

A few days after Christmas, just before New Year, I received an extra present in the post. It even came from Bethlehem*, so was extra festive!

It contained a lovely gift from Sarah, who writes the fabulous fitness blog Shh… Fit Happens! I’ve been following her advice and tips to help build up my fitness and running skills as I train to complete the 2014 Virgin London Marathon in April.

It contained some awesome shocking pink shoelaces, as Sarah is a #sweatpink ambassador for the Fitapproach blog community and agrees that “kicking ass is best done in pretty shoes”. If that’s going to make me a better runner, I’m all for it!

#sweatpink. Image from Shh… Fit Happens!

Now, time to get my shoes on and go for a run. Thank you Sarah!

A Vagabond Year 2013

The Weekly Photo challenge theme this week is Joy.

For me, the things that bring me joy are the things that really make me feel alive, that keep me connected to the natural world around me; often the experiences you only get by getting outdoors and leaving the city behind, finding a wild place and all that it offers.

These are some of the things that I’ve captured on instagram over this year that have made me feel joyful.  If I have any resolutions for next year, it’s to get out and do more with my time, enjoy the little things, and make better connections with the people around me.natural world wordie

Have a happy Hogmanay, and I wish you all the best for 2014.  May your year be filled with travels, adventures and joy.

Vicky xx