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Update on running and cycling

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I thought it timely be useful to write a little update on running and cycling these days. Here goes… Cycling Right now my cycling tends to be mostly short local commutes and I’m quite enjoying this.  Normally I go to … Continue reading

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Meridian and Whole Earth peanut butter

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Recently I had a really helpful conversation with Judy Watson, a nutritionist who operates in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire areas, and we got talking about peanut butter.  I’ll tell you more about the excellent consultation another time. While I said … Continue reading

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New infographic – metabolism

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It has been a while since I have had an involvement in the development of an infographic and I was intrigued and pleased to contribute to the infographic you see below from those nice folk at Elysium Health in New … Continue reading

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Having a camera stuck up my bum

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Now I am 55 I have had the dubious honour of having a camera stuck up my bum.  Thought I would tell you a little more….. The NHS have this bowel cancer screening programme and back in the summer I … Continue reading

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Feeling wistful

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I was feeling wistful when I took this photo, very wistful in fact.  It was the day before Becky, my eldest daughter, headed back to university and she decided to take this bike with her, instead of her slightly disposable … Continue reading

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Boditrax experience

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I have been meaning to tell you all about my Boditrax experience for a while now.  At work we have a weekly newsletter which gets published on a Tuesday afternoon and often has some kind of article about health and … Continue reading

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Bean Bag coffee review

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I picked these up in Waitrose before our Scottish holiday as I was unsure what the coffee “facilities” might be.  They’re not at all bad, so here’s the review. Making a coffee with these coffee bags is pretty much the … Continue reading

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Cycling Ben Nevis

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  This is a first for me – hiking up Ben Nevis.  Another first is bumping into Jamie who was cycling Ben Nevis. Hannah and I had taken about three hours to walk to the summit of Ben Nevis.  The … Continue reading

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Helping with the Hasler race

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Helping with the Hasler race was good fun, especially as Rachel came along for a wobbly bike ride as well.  The background to all of this is my daughter, Hannah, being a kayaker and we like to support her club … Continue reading

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Remarkable eyesight improvement

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I have had a remarkable eyesight improvement and I’m feeling pretty chuffed about it. I think I’ve blogged before about my central serous retinopathy which I’ve had for well over ten years.  It has affected only one eye for most … Continue reading

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One day in April

Recently I had an email from the folk behind the One Day In April film and thought it was definitely worth sharing; you’ll see I have posted the trailer. Skilfully made by Thomas Miller, One Day in April picks up … Continue reading

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Middle class git

Apparently I’m a middle class git.  Let me explain…. In my job with the local authority I sometimes do unannounced visits on various training courses which are being delivered by subcontractors.  Actually I quite like doing these visits as it … Continue reading

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When I (almost) met Mike Burrows

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Recently we went over to Norfolk for the day as my youngest daughter was in a Kayak K2 race (and they won!).  Before we came home we paid a visit to Toni, a family friend.   It was there I … Continue reading

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Importance of friends

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Following on from yesterday’s post about the importance of saying “thank you” to friends, this also applies to my long standing friendship with Wallie.  It seems to me that as the years tick by, the importance of friends seems greater … Continue reading

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