A morning among the Cumbrian hills

It was 8pm and my partner announced he wanted to do a bike ride at Cumbria in the morning. We sometimes have a day where he goes off cycling and I walk the dog. This would be fine only I’m still tired from a weekend with family and can’t function to make any decision. I… Continue reading A morning among the Cumbrian hills

Illness can impact our mind but can our mind impact our illness?

Watching the Olympics these past two weeks got me thinking. Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, this year’s athletes were competing under very odd circumstances. With limited crowds and fans, how is this affecting their performance? Are they less motivated? Are they under less pressure? What is going through their mind? Then of course I realised… Continue reading Illness can impact our mind but can our mind impact our illness?

Lunchtime Laugh

That thing where you get to the top of the stairs then forget why you’re there? I don’t just get that. Instead, I clear away 2 used mugs and a plate, carry them to the top of the stairs, then forget why I am up there and why do I have the crockery? I walk… Continue reading Lunchtime Laugh

My first entry…

Hello to you all and welcome to my first blog. I turned 40 this year and well my life is very different from what I thought it would be. Instead of having a thriving social life, secure job, married with children, and often sinking a good beer or 3 after an epic mountain bike ride,… Continue reading My first entry…

How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 1

Tight trousers. “They’re freshly washed, maybe that’s it?” I thought, squeezing into them. I undressed and tentatively stood on the scales. 11st 3lbs. OMG! I have never been that in my life! Shedding my undies (because they add weight too) I tried again. 11st 3lbs! The more accurate digital scales: 11st 3lbs! That’s too much.… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 1