Wednesday 26 January 2022

Back Off

Hello, dear readers!

Well, it was bound to end sometime.

Yes, after a healthier start to the year, driven by eating more fruit and veg and cutting the bread out completely, which has led to a brighter, livelier me, and the possible loss of a few pounds from the old waistline, things have taken a turn for the worse.

Not that I’ve stopped the eating regime, you understand. I’ve not given in to the urge to sneak the odd bagel or hit the takeaway too many times. No, the reason for the decline in my health has nothing to do with the diet, nothing to do with the gut.

It’s to do with my back.

Wednesday 19 January 2022


Hello, dear readers!

And welcome to a healthier, brighter, blogger.

Yup, the health kick I mentioned in my last offering is going well, and paying dividends. More veg, no bread, and less reliance on tinned and pre-packaged meals, has meant I feel lighter, brighter, and, on the (very) odd occasion, strangely motivated. It makes for a pleasant change.

The question then becomes what to do with all this newfound energy. Do I expend it on long trundles in the cold winter mornings? Pick up a new hobby? Re-join the gym?

Yeah, you’re right, that last one was a joke.

As it happens, it’s a bit of a moot point at the mo, because the start of this week has been busy enough.

I mean, it started okay, but I soon fixed that.

Wednesday 12 January 2022

The Bread Line

Hello, dear readers!


It’s that feeling that some unlikely combination of events has taken place which conspire, in near perfect harmony, to bring about some unexpected and oft welcome outcome.

A bit like the so called Partygate scandal rocking 10 Downing Street which could (hopefully) cause an upheaval in the political sphere of seismic proportions, and bring down, if not a Prime Minister, then a whole political party, occurring on and around the day I put aside to write this blog.

So, yeah, I’m not writing about that.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Sick Leave

Hello, dear readers!

And may you have the happiest of new years!

The observant amongst you may have noticed that last week’s post was conspicuous by its absence, and there was a reason for that, one which means this particular entry will be slightly shorter, and slightly less dazzling in its self-effacing prose.


But what, you may ask, could have caused this state of affairs? Was Xmas a little too merry? Was New Year a tad too happy?

Well, in a word, no. In fact, the reason for the missing post is less about overdoing things and more to do with an unexpected Xmas present that didn’t even come with a receipt.