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Dieting is a pain in the a**

For almost a year (February 2nd 2017), I have been dieting.  Slowly, sensibly.  What I did was cut out the sugar from my shopping list.  Actually, I did cheat by having two cups of tea a day with one spoonful in - couldn't deny myself completely.  But, it wasn't that difficult.  What was difficult was… Continue reading Dieting is a pain in the a**

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Failing fast …

Just look at that chocolate covered ice cream and tell me you can resist! Today, I couldn't. I managed to get through EIGHT WHOLE HOURS without any sugar, even though those around me were stuffing their faces with mars bars and gummy bears and spicy Doritos and jam doughnuts and cream caramel digestives. I trembled, I hungered,… Continue reading Failing fast …

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Why can’t I meditate?

It is February.  Right?  I don't have to make a resolution in January and stick to it from that date on.  I can start anytime I want.  Can't I?  What's more, I don't have to beat myself up about it. I've only just begun the diet thing and it's driving me mad already.  The odd… Continue reading Why can’t I meditate?

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My sweet fix for today!

I don't want this plan of action to be all about my losing weight, but today, it's all I can think about. You see, I'm sure you'll agree, it's very hard to resist sugar.  It's in everything.  And everywhere.  It's particularly bad when people you work with sit beside you munching on custard creams and… Continue reading My sweet fix for today!

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Proud of Your Country – Chapter 5 My Pride

English people always feel a need to apologise for having pride in their country.  I don’t know why that is, because I don’t.England and, in particular, London, is my homeland.  I have an English father who lives in Liverpool and a Scottish mother living in Worcestershire, a Welsh step-mother who lives in Leicestershire and an… Continue reading Proud of Your Country – Chapter 5 My Pride

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Proud of Your Country – Chapter 4 People & Places

    Like it or not, wars are a result of the small things in life. People begin them. People like you and me. People end them. They can begin with a small offence, whether that be between two people in ‘a warzone on the streets’ or between two countries, it is still the same.… Continue reading Proud of Your Country – Chapter 4 People & Places

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Proud of Your Country – Chapter 2 Illusion and Enlightenment

Throughout history men (and women) have come up with some captivatingly ingenius inventions to make our lives a helluvalot easier.  Let’s face it, apart from the obvious one (the wheel) there are spectacles, mirrors, combs, guns and bombs to name but a few. But though they had long ago said goodbye to the pioneering spirit… Continue reading Proud of Your Country – Chapter 2 Illusion and Enlightenment