Satsuma sky 

Today the light is decidedly odd. I’m not sure that I’ve ever been out and about on a day where everything has seemed so… opressively orange before.  Whilst walking along the canal today an old man leaned over the rail on his barge and beckoned me to look at his iPhone.  He showed me a … More Satsuma sky 

New and shiny

One of the consequences of doing all of the walking that I do is that I tend to get through a lot of shoes.  I’ve learned (particularly in the last year) that footwear is something that’s a difficult balancing act to pull off between quality and cost. If you skimp on the price purely because … More New and shiny

You’re in my seat

Compared to yesterday today has been an oasis of calm and tranquility. Last night was supposed to round my day off perfectly – and after lots of walking and talking I finally arrived at my local VUE cinema to watch Bladerunner 2049. Right… First things first. (no spoilers follow) The film is really REALLY good. … More You’re in my seat

Like everyone else

I’ve got a busy day ahead, and it’s started early. I’m doing something a little out of my comfort zone today and next week. I’ve agreed to talk at six local Slimming World meetings as a motivational speaker. Even as I type those words this seems somewhat bizarre to me if I’m honest. It’s nice to … More Like everyone else

Obsessive Davey 

The world seems busier than usual today. Everyone appears to have somewhere to be or something to do. They all look like they’re concentrating and absorbed in their thoughts.  There’s an autumnal feeling in the air and a chill on the wind but periodically the sun is shining. When it does the world seems to … More Obsessive Davey 

Club 50

It’s been a good week thanks to my #onplanoctober drive – and without further ado I’ll get the statty stuff out of the way first of all.  I have other news, but that will have to wait for a minute. I do rather like my facts and figures currently! Friday totals 40g rolled oats 148 … More Club 50


When I sat down briefly yesterday evening to write my post I was on my way to making a large salad – and determined to make sure that I didn’t eat anything else that would de-rail me. Evenings have been a challenge for me over the past two weeks. I therefore proclaimed that I’d share … More #onplanoctober

Giant cat

Ok. My I think my mojo is returning. As with most things worth having though it’s not been easy to get back or hold onto – and it involves facing up to a few things – but if I’m going to practice what I’ve preached in the past I’m going to have to at least temporarily … More Giant cat

Security blanket

It’s fair to say that this week and last have been ones where I feel I’ve really struggled to remain on course. I mean this from both an emotional and dietary perspective – and I’d be lying if I said that I hadn’t been thinking about eating pretty much everything around me during pretty much … More Security blanket

EGX Non-Scale Victory!

Yesterday was something of a personal triumph for me. Nothing particularly amazing happened in the great scheme of things, but what did take place probably wouldn’t have been possible even this time last year. There are moments when for me everyone else’s normal still happens to be my amazing and this event is a significant non-scale victory. … More EGX Non-Scale Victory!

Feature wall

Currently (despite my willingness to do so) the furniture and pillows remain uneaten in my house, and there are almost no rabid bite marks on anything.  Ever since Monday afternoon I’ve swung between having no appetite at all and then suddenly feeling like I could chew my own arm off and stuff my face until … More Feature wall

Mirror images

I’m feeling rather low today and I’ve had hardly any sleep. I’ve been walking around and drinking coffee for hours and hours and if I’m brutally honest I wish I had something a lot stronger to quench my thirst. This is one of those times where I question why I’m writing about myself. I don’t … More Mirror images

Boiling the ocean

After I wrote yesterday’s blog I started thinking about my early posts. As I’ve said a few times before here, although I love that people enjoy reading my blogs I do (maybe somewhat selfishly) write them primarily for myself. Lately I’ve also realised that I’ve started to use writing like other people use sudoku – … More Boiling the ocean


I’ve been twalking with a friend after work today  and I feel as if most of the conversation has been about me. I don’t like monopolising time with people and banging on and on just about myself but I’ve been struggling to work though how I feel over the last week. All day long because of … More Pumpkins

Cold hands

Time seems to be accelerating at the moment. With the benefit of hindsight I guess it always passes at a frantic rate, but over the last few weeks it’s seemed like a total blur – and now I’m working once again it’s becoming an increasingly precious commodity. The days are also getting noticeably shorter – … More Cold hands


I slipped off the wagon a little last night, and over indulged a bit. Let’s just say that where there whereas there were previously four boxes of Aldi Harvest Morn Benefit Cereal Bars (5 in a pack) in my cupboard yesterday morning there are now none. 😳 These are effectively cheap Slimming World hi-fi bars. … More Impostor

New teen

I made an early start today. I’ve a lot to pack into two days now if I want to get everything done. This working for a living lark doesn’t make fitting things in easy at all. However – so far I’m making it happen, and as I was up early to get my shopping done … More New teen

Windy days

Earlier in the week I wrote a rather long post about plateaus.  A couple of people I know wondered why at this stage in the game I was even thinking about such a thing – after all I’ve come a long way along the path I’m on.  However – while travelling this route I’ve had … More Windy days