Healthy Achievements

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The health kick has stalled again but I think I’ve figured out why. I need a goal. I need an achievement. In the past I’ve managed to tackle a 10KM run, and a 47 mile cycle ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh and, more recently, I took part in a local 5KM event. All of them…

Hardest button to button

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I have a broken button. The 4th down on the shirt I’m wearing is broken, cracked in two, with each piece remaining attached by the merest of threads. When I get home I’ll unpick the spare button attached to the label, remove the broken button and sew on the spare button. Yes, I can sew….

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Do children still play in the street?

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Excuse this burst of nostalgia, but whilst tidying up this weekend I happened across some old school diaries and various notes and letters to my Mum, scrawled in my own fine hand aged between 7 and 10 or 11 (roughly). One thing that struck me was just how much I used to do when I…

The Best Man

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In a rather lovely turn of events… ohh god, “rather lovely”, I can’t say that… in fact I’m not sure what I want to say about what it is that I want to say something about, bear with me. The basic facts are thus; my good friend Stuart is getting hitched, he phoned me last…

10 kilometres

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A little over 6 miles, and the last in the series of Polariod 10K races. It was this time last year that I started jogging, but one thing I’ve never mentioned is who spurred me into action. It was someone I bumped into at the end of last year’s race and if I seem him…

Where There's a Will

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After posting about my lack of willpower of the weekend, and receiving some useful and thought provoking comments (thanks!), I think I need to step back and see what else could possibly be the problem. Or, indeed, if there is a problem at all. I started jogging last summer, the inspiration for which came about…

Tick Tock

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Well I guess I’d better come clean. The clocks changed on Sunday morning, and we lost an hour because “Spring forward, Fall back”. This is despite the fact that we don’t have “Fall”, we have autumn and the usage of the phrase also ignores the fact that our American brethren changed their clocks a couple…

Hic!

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Parents look away now. (bet they don’t) Meg admits to ‘learning about alcohol‘ when she was in her teens, and I thought it about time that I come clean as well. My first illicit experience with alcohol — other than a shandy or two with my parents agreement — was at the tender age of…

Hospital Radio

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(I’ve been meaning to jot down some ‘history’ so here is the first in an occasional series, occasional as in ‘when-I-remember’) When I was sixteen, it was a very good year… I joined the Boys Brigade in primary school. When I asked why I was greeted with the kind of biblical testament kids soon learn…

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