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On becoming a runner

If you run, you are a runner. No matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day, or if you 've been running for 20 years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run!

This is part of a challenge to myself to start writing 500 words every day... this is day 11. The idea for today's post is to write about the slaying of a dragon... Once upon a time I used to be quite fit, not super fit but quite fit. At school when I used to [...]


On climbing

Mount Everest

The idea of climbing a mountain is something I've always wanted to do. Actually,  to be more accurate it is not something I always wanted to do but rather something I've always liked the idea of doing. I remember going to the Royal Geographic Society in London and listening to a guy called Bear Grylls talking about [...]


To my Inner Critic

So this blog post is part of a commitment I have made to myself to start having better habits... One of the habits I want to get into is to be sure of writing at least 500 words a day. Now I sometimes write more than that and I normally write something every day... but [...]


My first podcast. Be kind!. Would love your feedback. Initially I will be hosting these on Soundcloud but I will be moving these to a different location if and when I decide to submit to the itunes directory. However you will always be able to find the podcasts here on my blog!   The concept [...]


Fat Boys are Us…

As the year comes to an end, I thought I would take another look at weight loss, which I last spoke about at the end of last year in a blog post about juicing... Now always seems like a good time to look at our goals for the past year and see how we did [...]


Battleship Potemkin

Billed as one of the greatest movies of all time, until recently I had never seen it.  Which is frankly inexcusable conisdering the fact it is almost 100 years old, and I love cinema and the movie business. Anyway you can see below Battleship Potemkin in all it's glory: Many movies have been influenced by [...]


What I am listening too….

One of the new features of WordPress 3.6 is the ability to embed things like Spotify Play Lists... Thought I would try it out... and maybe make this a regular blog post... So here we go... One of my favourite Playlists! Let me know what you think in the comments! :) http://open.spotify.com/user/1155001473/playlist/0554nxTeQzquuqltVlpUNv


Lifetime Achievement Award in your 40s?

Really rather proud of my brother Nick and his wife Chrissie... Recently they were awarded lifetime achievement awards by ECMOD, a UK association of Ecommerce Retailers. They both run hugely successful businesses. Nick founded Charles Tyrwhitt from his University room back in the mid 1980's and Chrissie founded the White Company around 10 years later in the [...]


I loved this Question on Quora…

So much so, I am embedding it below... I think it was the Hugh Laurie Meme that I particularly liked! What do you think? Answer in the comments below or on Quora: Read Quote of Oliver Emberton's answer to Career Advice: At age 25, would you pursue a good paying corporate job that makes you [...]


Juicing Night 1

It's rather frightening how fat I have become over the last few years. I am convinced that the scales are lying! So I am not going to add in a start weight loss campaign... Juicing night one ...