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Are you a work addict?

It’s only one drink. I can quit whenever I want. I’m not hurting anyone. I enjoy it. I don’t have a problem.  The list of addict’s excuses or explanations is endless. Whether it’s... Read more

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An island among the six; my Ireland.

Christmas is class. Easter is excellent. And the summer holidays are superb. But there is a annual event – a festival – that stands out for me every year. It is my favourite time in the... Read more

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Time to take a break from blogging

Today marks the end – the early end – of my year of daily blogging.  I am also taking something of a social media sabbatical. It feels like time for a break. Time to step back. Time for... Read more

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Bedtime fun and games

As parents of little ones know, bedtime is a precious time. The perfect way to end the day with your perfect person. Stories.  Snuggles. I love you Daddy. That desire for you to secure them, to look... Read more

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Back in the saddle

It’s the start of the week and it’s good to feel more or less back to normal. I’m running at around 90% but that feels a million miles from how I felt over the last week or so. It... Read more

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Day of (more) rest

We’re getting there. Feeling brighter and stronger today. Not the same levels of pain or discomfort and a gradual feeling of all returning to normal. I have now spoken with many friends and... Read more

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Progress

It’s deja vu. Another day; another blog post about not feeling great. Some progress today. More reading. More rest. A trip out – to fulfil a long-promised visit to the Lowry in Salford... Read more

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