Does life begin at 40?
Sep22

Does life begin at 40?

Today I turn 41. I have waved goodbye to being 40 and am now properly ‘in my 40s’. I loved being 40, I felt it was kind of a cool age. It is always said that life begins at 40. So did mine? In a word, yes. There have been some big changes over the last year – one which I expected and others which I didn’t, but they’ve all been good. When I turned 40, we’d found a house we wanted to buy. We’d...

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Ridiculously healthy
Nov30

Ridiculously healthy

I’ve always suspected as a slim, teetotal, vegetarian, non-smoking runner I was pretty fit and healthy. But now it’s official. I am Ridiculously Healthy.If you’re not really old like what I am, you might not know that you get a free NHS health check when you turn 40 (and every five years after that until your mid-70s) – just to check your risk of developing nasty stuff like diabetes and heart disease. Because,...

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Body is a temple
Oct22

Body is a temple

My body is a temple. I’m very careful about what I put into it – partly because I don’t like certain things, but mainly because my life is ruled by IBS. There’s not a day in my life when I don’t suffer with IBS, I just aim to minimise my suffering through what I eat. I don’t drink alcohol and I drink lots of water. I’m always hearing ‘Oh, you’re so GOOD!’ but these decisions...

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Never ending birthday
Oct01

Never ending birthday

We love birthdays in our family and always take them pretty seriously. Everyone looks forward to each other’s big day and there’s always a birthday banner, some balloons and Pumba with birthday cards in his mouth (this is a tradition stretching back to living in a studio flat in Nottingham in my early 20s). My family will come round for birthday tea and the kids will get a party of one form or another thrown in there too....

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Silent Sunday 29.9.13
Sep29

Silent Sunday 29.9.13

 

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