I hadn’t intended today to be a trip down memory lane – but quite unexpectedly it was. My regular twalking buddy had suggested that we go for a walk around Symonds Yat after she’d been exploring there herself recently – and since I’m no longer one to pass up an opportunity for a walk in the … More Symonds Yat
I don’t think that I’m a guilt free zone when it comes to overeating by any stretch of the imagination – but what I am is a serious believer that you just have to accept that occasionally you’ll have a ‘relaxed day’ and that they’re just as important from time to time as one where … More Chocolate made me feel awesome!
Wow. It’s been a cathartic week in blogland for me. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so driven to tell people how I arrived at where I currently am in life. Mentally it’s been a little exhausting though and truthfully at times a little upsetting. Although much of it has been shared before I’ve never … More What else happened this week?
Before you start reading it’s probably a good idea that you recap on Part One (here) Part Two (here) Part Three (here) and Part Four (here). By now you know the drill. This time it’s gonna be a really long post. Get your cup of tea ready. By the way – if you’re still reading after all those … More Part Five: The road not yet walked
Some years ago in the late 90’s I was a care worker and I looked after adults with learning disabilities. One of the guys I regularly supported was often pretty darned grumpy during winter months. It was around this period that I came across the term S.A.D. (Seasonal adjustive disorder) for the first time when … More Not SAD in the sunshine
My day started this morning as any truly great day should – with a steaming bowl of coffee. I’ve not been in a rush to do anything today because unexpectedly yesterday I decided to hook up with a friend and take a last minute day off from work. It’d nice to just occasionally say ‘nuts … More Shirts, rabbits and hybrids
I’d say that the best laid plans of mice and men invariably fail but now I sit and think about it I’ve never met (or heard of) a mouse that adequately planned ahead. Honestly I’ve never been particularly good at doing this either and for the most part I just go where the mood takes … More Hurty boo boo at Lickey Hills
I’m a little achey after the up and downhill of the end to end walk in Malvern on Sunday. It’s currently precisely midnight on either Monday evening or Tuesday morning (depending on how you view it) and I’m lying in a warm bed within an unusually warm house whilst the world outside turns into an … More Snowdrops in Hatton
It’s 5am on Sunday, my alarm has just gone off and I’m tired. REALLY TIRED. I can lay the blame at the feet of temporary insomnia – which usually only occurs before Saturday but absolutely never usually happens after Saturday. The truth of it is though that this broken sleep comes without my usual twin helpers (stress … More Malvern hills end to end and back!
I don’t normally write two posts in one day – but today has not been a normal day. I was so shell shocked earlier on that I simply couldn’t wrap my mind around what had happened. In most respects I still can’t. I’m suddenly a target member and with that comes a range of emotions and … More Feeling loved
So far so good. My foot is holding up and I’m once again walking back and forth to work and getting my daily distance back up to my 20,000 step/10 mile average. I’ve just been out for an evening walk too – and whilst my heel still doesn’t feel quite right it’s not painful – just … More Trying to be good
I had a nice change of pace last night, and did something I don’t normally do – which is go to a live comedy gig at the Warwick Arts Centre near Coventry. I was there to see Paul Chowdhry on his ‘Live innit’ tour. Both the comedian and a trip to this particular venue are not … More Cufflinks and the arts
Idle hands make work for the erm… supermarket. I know that is isn’t quite how the mantra usually goes – but I’m having to face up to the fact that my tendency has been lately (largely thanks to the weather) to stay in at night and slump in front of the TV. When I do … More Filling evenings
As days go today has been a good one. I’d go so far as to say it’s one I’ll remember for quite a while – because today was the first time I’ve ever been on the radio. (If you want to listen to the interview on BBC iPlayer it’s here. This recording is available for … More Davey on the wireless
It’s fair to say that whilst I’m very much enjoying my new job that there was a mild, almost barely detectable mood of happiness when I left the office last night to begin a week’s break over Christmas and new year. Only those with a trained eye (possibly a seasoned police detective) would have spotted … More I own red
Not entirely unexpectedly I seem to be losing my voice. Sure – the flu has been part of the problem – but mostly it’s my own fault. I keep going for exercise with people whose company I enjoy immensely and twalking all day long. Today (despite my hopes for the opposite) I’ve been in Malvern … More Croaky twalking
Waaaaay back in the 90’s I was something of a clubber. I really got into dance music for a while – and despite my inability (in my opinion) to look even vaguely co-ordinated on the dancefloor I usually got both hammered and lost in the crowd and it didn’t matter. In much the same way … More Dancing the night away
It’s not so great when a regular twalking companion is thousands of miles away (she’s been gone for aaaaaages 😢) but what IS nice is when they demonstrate that even when in Australia on a much deserved break that they’re still taking time out from a gruelling schedule of sitting on the beach with fish … More Gazebos and bloggers
Today I’ve been revisiting the scene of a previous blog – and have been back in Malvern. This time instead of going solo I’ve been twalking with a friend – and showing her around a nice part of the world as she has done with me in many other locations. Typically when we twalk my companion … More Malvern knees 7 months later
Technology is wonderful. Until it isn’t. When you put your trust in something and then it ceases to do what you expect of it then (if like me you develop a relationship of sorts with a device) there are few things that can put you in a worse mood. Honestly my frame of mind hasn’t … More Damaged or incomplete