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Full marks to M & S

A few years ago I suffered a potentially fatal disease which resulted in numerous skin grafts and scarring. After that experience I became involved in a charity helping victims of disfigurement and researching into it. So it’s an area where I have some experience. Last week I stopped at the M [...]

September 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fitness campaign update

“You couldn’t make it up …” is the traditional time-honoured opening from the tabloid newspapers when launching into a “Woe is me” report or story about the latest example of a government, or those in some measure of authority or another somewhere, introducing some new daft new policy [...]

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

A report from the outer edge of fitness

I occasionally blog upon the travails of my fitness campaign – a bit of a misnomer in recent times after the gym I frequented burned to the ground about six months ago – and so those uninterested in the minutae of an individual’s life can now perhaps move on to more entertaining subjects [...]

September 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Things to worry about

With everything that’s going on at the moment, one might be forgiven for believing that we’re all going to hell in a hand cart, the end of human civilisation is night, nothing is sacred anymore, the globe and its politicians have lost all sense of reason and we’ve plainly reached the point [...]

August 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

All about nothing

We are all different – some might suggest that is what makes the world go around. Whether we are ginger-haired, white, black, mixed-race, bald, short-sighted, disabled in some way, excessively tall or short, male, female, transgender, ‘identifying today as some gender we weren’t yesterday’, [...]

August 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Getting through the day

Part of the trouble with monitoring the world’s media for matters impacting upon or potentially affecting those of us over a certain age can, of course, be the occasional confusion or puzzlement the practice can induce. Recently I have come across a couple of items which hopefully may be of [...]

August 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Another day before the mast

In one form or another it was perhaps ever thus, but the fact is that the modern world and its media are full of reports and stories covering the vagaries and random challenges thrown up by life ‘as it is’ and as others experience it. For every disability, condition, disease or affliction that [...]

July 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Maximising sporting potential

We have all heard of the famous “10,000 hours rule” – the theory that anyone with serious ambition can transform themselves into a competent practitioner of virtually any skill or activity if they apply themselves to it with enough dedication and repetition. The theory is grounded in every [...]

July 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

A touch of reality

The issues involved in the ageing process – and just mortality generally – are strange topics because of course from time to time they naturally affect us all and yet simultaneously, the human race being what it is, they’re ones that day to day we tend to (or try to anyway) completely ignore [...]

June 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

Life is what happens to you when you’re busy doing other things

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of my vintage – over 65 – desirous of undertaking a physical fitness campaign [to begin by borrowing a quotation from Jane Austen, but then making it relevant to the 21st Century] will be beset, not only by literal and metaphorical [...]

May 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

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