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Knowing when to quit

Do you know when enough is enough? It is an absurdly difficult question.... You pour your heart and soul into something and yet it isn't working... Do you keep on trying or do you pull the plug? If you get it wrong it can be a disaster... Seth Godin wrote a great little book called The [...]

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Reverse Bucket List

So everyone talks about this idea of the bucket list... and it is a tremendous idea really to make a list of all the things you want to do before you die. Although to be honest I don't really like thinking about death in any shape or form. It's just a really rather depressing idea [...]

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This Changes everything…

I read an article on the New York Times website earlier today, by a guy called David Brooks. In it, the author was asked what he would do if he was suddenly given $500 million. After an initial fantasy of putting it towards some kind of anti tea-party political campaign, he came up with the [...]

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Beating Distractions

Ok, I admit it, like Gregory House (character played by Hugh Laurie in House), I get absurdly distracted and remarkably easily. I am trying to improve on it, but its a slow process. Now I am in my mid 40's I ought really to have laid distraction to rest and be much more focused on those [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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