Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

SD 2nd May 2016

Something different: On this May bank holiday, we searched for events and couldn’t find anything interesting so after I had struggled for fitness on a quick jog, we walked into town. … Continue reading

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SD 1st May 2016

Something different today: This could well be the first and last time I ever get to attend a post-wake Chinese Sunday lunch.  A small group met to celebrate the life of … Continue reading

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SD 30th April 2016

Something different today: With both of us suffering from man flu and feeling pretty yucky, our plan today was to get a train 2 stations up the line to look … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking for Gloria

Here is the story of peaked interest, incomplete records, false hopes and dead ends. It’s also the story of persistence. The search begins Have you ever come across a random … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

I admire people who can perform. These were taken by me over a few years: Stevie Nicks Julien Clerc Bare naked Ladies Will Young Inspired by the daily post Follow me … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 28th April 2016

Something different today: 946,901 people have taken part in a Parkrun in the UK and of those, 14,717 (as at a few weeks ago) have run more than 100 times.  I achieved … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

How to ruin a Dolly Parton song

I have been considering writing an article about mentors and how I never had one.  It was to be a sulky piece about missing out on the opportunity to gain … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 26th April 2016

Something different today: I have never tried this before… so here’s a little pen sketch.  Technique and quality are poor – I’ll work on that! Pen #sketch of the #canarywharf … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

SD 25th April 2016

Something different today: I took a completely different route back to Kings Cross this afternoon from The Gherkin taking in some architecture, both new and old and then to Bank … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shakespeare inspirations 

April 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Inspired by the daily post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.

April 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Edinburgh run

An evening run along the Water of Leith in Edinburgh… So pleasant, I decided to stop and take photos every now and again.

April 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Briser la routine

Facebook has introduced a feature that reminds users what they did on a particular day on previous years.  It can throw up nice memories, though it can be a little depressing with my internal … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rolling Stone top 100 albums: #56 Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley

Based on the top 100 albums in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500, I have set myself the challenge of hearing and appraising each album. I hope to be surprised and … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

2016 – Project PB Update #1

Earlier this year, I outlined my running aims for 2016. At the end of what is quarter 1, here is an update: Current 5k PB – 22:27 Aiming at 21:59 … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

My week – pain and pleasure

On Monday, the day after the half marathon, I was walking along and something went ‘twang’ in my left leg and it’s been ****ing painful since! So my week has … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

Zac Art

Pete’s mum commissioned an artist in Norfolk to paint an image of her local church.  So the artist decided to incorporate a few people, including Pete and I… and Zac! … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

1:48:13

So today, after 2 months of calf problems (which is still an issue) and zero long runs, I ran the North London half marathon anyway.  The injury has not helped my … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

Festival dancing…   Inspired by the daily post Follow me on Instagram – username is stephenc See my other entries for the weekly photo challenge here.

March 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

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