Category Archives: observations

Shriven

It’s that time of the year again. chocolate-banana vegan pancake, Shrove Tuesday 2017 I like the idea of Lent, of spending a period focusing on something different from your ‘normal’ life in the hope that you emerge somehow as a … Continue reading

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Critical measurements

I’m the sort of person who likes to quantify, measure and record the data for future reference. Perhaps I’m a little obsessive. Here are two graphs of aspects of my health which show trends in opposite directions, but which are … Continue reading

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Requiem on hold

There was the faintest suggestion of a sprightly spring in my step this morning as I walked to work, listening to Fauré’s Requiem but not imagining my own eternal rest (well, not to the same extent as perhaps I would have done … Continue reading

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together

In August I developed a sore back while running to work. Over a few weeks it gradually got better and I started running to work again. After about a week of running the same thing happened again. Suspecting something significant … Continue reading

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A warning from the widowmaker?

I’ve had a heart attack, a myocardial infarction (MI). So says a cardiologist, anyway. It could be due to a blockage in the left anterior descending (LAD) branch of my left coronary artery, which the angiogram found to be 30% … Continue reading

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A very good morning

It was a cool early winter morning, just after sunrise, as I walked up King Street, Newtown.   [King Street, Newtown.]   I was meeting daiskmeliadorn for breakfast in here, Handcraft Specialty Coffee. Neither of us had been here before, … Continue reading

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another one gone

OK, it’s nothing like the real thing, but I like this stuff. I make sure I have a spare jar or two, both at work and at home (it comes from America!) [empty Strawberry Fruit Spread jar & full jar … Continue reading

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