As part of a little project I have in mind I’ve once again been exploring another section of the Grand Union Canal today – and it’s not only a really wonderful place for quiet, uninterrupted twalking but it’s a fantastic little corridor of wildlife! The section between Hatton Locks (where my friend and I started today) … More Hatton to Kingswood Junction
I started jotting down a list of non scale victories a couple of days ago. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while – but hadn’t gotten around to putting them all in one place. Then some of the people I spoke to during and after my talks in front of other Slimming World … More Non-scale victories – The complete list…
I feel better today. Much better in fact. Friday night I hadn’t slept very well and this hadn’t helped my stress levels when I woke up. I’d been worrying all week long and my small gain was clearly WAY bigger in my mind than it needed to be. That’s OK though. No-one is perfect – … More Onwards and downwards!
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!
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’m a true believer that pretty much every cloud can (with the right attitude) be found to have a silver lining. It’s all about perspective. Today I was treated to a wonderful dose of this on my walk home from work as I strode past a large group of rowdy looking teenagers. They were all … More Baldy
I don’t like the ‘P’ word. Not one little bit. I refuse to think about it most of the time because I’m now convinced it’s just a state of mind and that like anything in life it can be overcome with enough effort and perseverance. The ‘P’ word in question is of course ‘Plateau‘. This … More It’s not a plateau
Whereas I used to be the undisputed Jedi Master of not doing much at all, these days (despite probably needing to rest a little more occasionally) I can’t stop myself from endlessly moving from A to B. It’s definitely an addiction now. I can’t do without it. I get really fidgety if I’m not outdoors … More The Snipe
Despite me originally intending to do a new walk today I changed my plans late last night when I was unexpectedly invited out for a bank holiday lunch at the George in the Tree at Balsall Common. I’ve been here a few times in the past – but not often for good reasons. Most recently … More Not a single moment wasted
Bank Holiday weekends have been something of a non event for the last year, so it’s nice to wake up today knowing that I have to savour the small amount of extra free time – just like everyone else. It’s going to make this weekend just that extra little bit special – which is an … More San Francisco to New York