Pic a day – 26th March

Today we came back from our amazing weekend in Arran (another blog on this later, and I will catch up on my pictures that’s I’ve missed). I always feel so sad coming back, but I am very lucky to know that I will get another trip over there very very soon.

Today is Mother’s Day, so today’s picture is one of my mum but also two other very important ladies in my life – my gran and my aunt. I’m very lucky to have three inspiring and loving ladies looking after me, advising me and showing me the way. If I can turn out to be half the lady they are then I’ll be doing ok. 


Pic a day – March 5th

Walks along the river
Today was another well spent Sunday.  I got up early and as it was so bright and lovely, I felt really motivated, so I got some work for school done, had a cup of tea and shared a digestive biscuit or two with Murphy all while Martin made pancakes for breakfast.

Later, we headed out a walk with Meghan and Sorny and it was nice to get a wee catch up and make some pals plans.  Then, we went out for lunch with Martin’s family where I totally stuffed my face and loved it!

Martin and I cleaned up the house later on and then watched X-men with big bowls of cereal.  I’ve honestly not had cereal in ages and it was SO GOOD.


Today was also my lovely mum’s birthday.  She is over at the house on Arran with Johnnie at the moment on holiday, so I couldn’t be with her unfortunately, although I did make sure I got flowers delievered to her, like I do every year.  I know she had a lovely day, which she totally deserves.

Pic a day – 1st Feb

On this day two years ago Martin and I announced our engagement. We actually got engaged on the 31st January 2017, but didn’t announce it until the next day once all our family and close friends knew. 

It was the most amazing, special time of my life. I never thought I would be one to get engaged or married or anything like that, but when it happened I realised it was just right and I couldn’t be happier to this day.

Two years on and we are married and will have been for six months come the 3rd of this month. It has flew in and I am dead excited about the rest.

Pic a Day

One of the things that I want to try to do on this blog has been inspired by my wee pal Amanda Smith.  She has been posting a pic a day since January 1st to document what has been going on for her this year.

Now, I obviously haven’t taken a picture a day since the start of the year, however today is as good as any to start! So first of all, here is my picture for today:calum

Today, my Dad’s partner, Cathy, gave birth to baby Calum James Arthur Killen.  I went to see him tonight and he is gorgeous.  He was 5 weeks early and only weighs 4lbs 5oz, but he is perfect and healthy.  I am very excited for my Dad and Cathy and can’t wait to see him grow up.

Now, January was a busy month with highs and lows throughout it, so I would like to share a few of my most favourite pictures from the month sort of as an ‘instead of’ doing the pic a day for January!

Photos of a few of my favourite people, from a month that was filled with a few of my favourite things.



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I am never usually very good at starting these things, or indeed keeping them up to date.  However, I am hoping that this little corner of the internet could be somewhere lovely for me to share some thoughts, ramblings and gerneal nonsense about my life.

In short, my name is Aly and I love to run and be outdoors, if there is a dog involved then all the better. I’ve decided to make this blog to keep myself accountable for my running, training and for documenting my doing all those things I said I would do someday – because if it’s on the internet then it must be happening – right?

So, I thought I would finish this initial little post with a wee quote from John Muir, who really had a lot figured out when it came to life and the outdoors.  This wee sentence pretty much sums up how I feel about running – it is my time to think, reflect, collect my thoughts, regulate my emotions and to see and explore the world, which I think, is the greatest thing to do.

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.