Minus 2 6:15 am and I’m out walking the dogs. Minus 2 and I’m not wearing a coat. Minus 2 but the dogs are happy to be out in the open. Minus 2 and they are jumping in the mounds of leaves piled up on the pavement. Minus 2 and they are happy, jolly and having fun. Minus 2 and I’m shivering and trying to walk fast but the dogs are not… Read More

They say, “You can’t have/do that, it’s bad for you.” “That carcinogenic, don’t eat that.” and much, much more. I agree on some things, like heroin, smoking, and eating glass. However, on the measure of food, I consider it all hokum. Yes, radical thinking I know, especially in the age of 5 portions of fruit and veg a day, sugar-free, low calory, light, non-GM rubbish. My grandmother was born in 1883 and… Read More

The brain is an amazing thing, and Jill Bolte Taylor proved this. I read her rather insightful book “My Stroke of Insight” many years ago, and have read it a few times. I discovered her story on Ted Talks as we had a TV channel that broadcast the talks, her’s was the first one I say, and I was rather hooked on the whole thing, however, this is the talk that opens… Read More

I have always been interested in meditation and yoga since I was a kid, as my Aunt used to practice it.  This week I decided to start after listening to video by Leo Gura.  Free information and videos etc from his site, so I thought, the time is now. I did what he said in his first video, “How to meditate, the no bullshit guide to meditation”.  I don’t know if it… Read More

Ken, or should I say, Sir Ken Robinson in this TED talk answers the aforementioned question. This is one of my favorite talks, so to share my enthusiasm, please watch and listen.

I have a little niggle of a toothache, top right.  I can live with it, but some things are a little hard.  Eating on the left, not hard, but not used to that.  Drinking on the left, a little harder, but manageable. Not sucking hard and creating a vacuum in my mouth pulling on the loose filling, harder, but again, I can do it. The solution so far is to use clove… Read More