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Category: Legs!

Keeping my hand in

21 September, 2012 (22:03) | Legs!, Music | By: Ian Burdon

It has been a while since I built a guitar and longer since I built the Octave Mandolin and I have been hankering to build something else if only to keep my hand in.  Ideally I’d like to build another guitar and do a better job but I don’t really have the time or the […]

5 Rings to Rule Them All

9 August, 2012 (21:01) | Legs!, Pressure! | By: Ian Burdon

And lo, the world submitted before the might of the Games and bread and circuses were the order of the day… At least that is my excuse.  In fact although I am deeply sceptical and grumpy about aspects of the games, it has to be said that the minute the competitions actually started all of […]

More Than A Feeling

20 April, 2011 (23:27) | Legs! | By: Ian Burdon

And I’m back.  Actually I was back a couple of days ago but it has taken me a while to get some thoughts together – and even then I wouldn’t go expecting any profundity tonight.  Not that regular readers would make that mistake of course. My first few days in my new job were interesting […]


3 January, 2011 (22:23) | Legs! | By: Ian Burdon

That resolution to get back to 10K fitness looks a way off as my head slowly implodes from the bug which has not yet worked its way out of my system.  I thought I had managed to shake it off but today has felt like I’ve had my brain sucked out and all of the […]


30 September, 2010 (21:11) | Legs! | By: Ian Burdon

And I’ll draw the month to a close with a brief legs update.  I went out on Sunday for a jog in the hope I’d do better than on 5 Sept. (see below) and indeed I did – a good 20 minutes before I walked a short while then ran the remaining (short) while.  I’d […]


23 September, 2010 (22:23) | Legs! | By: Ian Burdon

As I mentioned in my last entry, Sunday was another jam day.   I spent the morning foraging on Corstorphine Hill and gathered a kilo of Brambles to which, as a last minute afterthought, I added about half a kilo of elderberries.   And lo, jam was created. Recipe Brambles – 1 kilo Elderberries – 400g Plums […]

Not a trainblog

14 September, 2010 (23:01) | Legs!, Pressure! | By: Ian Burdon

This would have been a trainblog written on my return from Suzie and Andy’s wedding over the weekend  but there was little room to write on the journey back and so this has had a little time to mature (or fester). After a quick trip to the doctor’s on blood pressure business (160/86 – meds […]

What a difference a year makes

5 September, 2010 (09:14) | Legs!, Pressure! | By: Ian Burdon

As I type at 9.00 on a Sunday morning it is precisely a year today since I was standing around in George Square in Glasgow, trying to keep warm and waiting to run the half marathon element of The Great Scottish Run.  You’ll find the story of that here. Today the world looks different, not […]

Dry Bone Shuffle

10 May, 2010 (21:54) | Legs!, Pressure! | By: Ian Burdon

I composed the following blog entry shortly before Mr. Brown’s political coup du theatre.  I’ll post it anyway and ponder Brown some more for tomorrow. ===== Gary Younge, commenting in this morning’s Guardian about the widely reported demands of the financial markets regarding the outcome of the election, wrote as follows: The very sector we […]

Jumping Jive

14 March, 2010 (00:09) | Legs!, snap! | By: Ian Burdon

I went for a walk down the hill earlier on and noticed what I took to be a fresh dog turd on the footpath.  I was just about to mutter curses about inconsiderate dog owners when the supposed turd jumped towards me.  Courtesy of the camera on my mobile, here is the culprit. It is […]