28 inches gone!

Well – the results are in. My self sabotage last Saturday had an impact – but I managed to pull things around overall.  My week ended on a positive note and for the 6th consecutive day I kept myself well under the RDA of calories for an adult male (2500kcal).  In many ways this and … More 28 inches gone!

Bright colours

‘I see the world in bright colours – but I also feel it in bright colours…’ a friend recently said to me.  It seemed to me that as the the sentence left her mouth it hung in the air for a moment, becoming in an instant a fully formed image in my head.  I had to … More Bright colours

Poo bags

I feel flipping awesome today! It might be because I’m heavily caffeinated (I’ve been drinking aaaaaaawwwwlllllll the coffee everywhere ☕️) but it’s more likely to be because of people, dogs and weather – all of which seem to be most excellent today.  I’ve spent the morning walking with a friend and ex-colleague from work – … More Poo bags


It will come as a surprise to precisely no-one that I’m a total geek. This mostly manifests itself in my tendency to get attached to (and also irritable with) technology, but also is readily apparent when people are confronted with my occasionally feverish interest in sci-fi or my complete inability to grow up and stop … More Large!!!

Bad tech day

I feel cranky at the moment. The last few days (for very different reasons) have seen me lose a lot of sleep and end up napping or feeling wide awake at odd times.  Overall it’s not great for my underlying mood or willingness to indulge in comfort eating – which so far I am keeping … More Bad tech day

It’s all about the recovery – not about the screw up!

Although it’s a difficult thing to do I committed (back when I first started writing my blog) to detailing the bad days along with the good ones. Yesterday wasn’t an awful day by any stretch of the imagination – but by the time the evening rolled around I wasn’t eating because I was hungry. I … More It’s all about the recovery – not about the screw up!

Own it

It doesn’t look like the weather is going to brighten up any time soon – but honestly that doesn’t really matter.  Although blue skies are always preferable to grey there’s definitely a pleasure to be had in going outside on a cold and windy day with a pressing need to warm yourself up. Having to … More Own it

Christmas wish

It’s been a grim and drizzly day today – with barely a single break in the cloud or rain. I’ve made the most of the awful weather though and kept up with my usual walking (and twalking) under an umbrella – but otherwise all is rather quiet on the western front today… However – it’s … More Christmas wish

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