Mental Health

World Mental Health Day

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All right, it was yesterday, but I was feeling like the picture (left)…dark, damp and chasm-y…  Everything the Royals are doing with Heads Together is so inspiring, and everywhere I go it seems there are conversations, promotions (Lloyds Bank today) and just a bit more understanding. With the funeral yesterday of a 32-year old killed […]

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Seaglassing

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After a hectic summer working hard, I’ve finally had time to get back to seaglassing. I had a few chances to go seaglass collecting, and was pleased and surprised to be approached by people asking for jewellery. So I got back to the bench and spent AGES working out a new process for making better […]

Tech

Faceache

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Today I went onto Facebook for the first time in a long time. I saw some funny, cute and cool stuff. It was great to ‘catch up’ with close friends who I don’t see any more due to massive distances. I learned a few things. But in general, I was reminded why I don’t really […]

Health and Fitness

The Sirtfood Diet

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After a recommendation from another long-time member of Julia Buckley’s online gym, I studied the Sirtfood diet book and decided it was worth a go. I do not agree with severe calorie restriction, especially when lifting heavy weights, but in desperation (damn scales showing me 1 stone lighter than the truth for a while!) I […]

Health and Fitness

Brains

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‘A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed‘ – it’s brain function. A good article…but I think it is often discussed! It’s certainly something we talk about a lot in the online gym I’m a member of. Julia B draws people in with the promise of fat loss (and free […]

Random

Smuttony

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I just read The Times Magazine (from July – it takes me a while to get to this nonsense). I’m actually unimpressed by the whole thing – the journos are sneery about pretty much everything and everyone. (Don’t touch Joanna Lumley.) The Style spread was two pages of a description of ‘Smutton, pronounced “sch-mutton”: the […]

Dogs

Llyn Brianne

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Llyn Brianne is a stunning place, simply stunning. (Also bitterly cold and windy!) We walked around the RSPB reserve which is also beautiful. The icy cold, clear air and peacefulness was just perfect. Christmas and New Year has left me exhausted from lots of work and too much food, so it’s time to get myself […]

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Trashed

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Surfergrl is back… You get what you pay for in the world of web hosting, so I have moved from the shocking charlatans 000webhost, who trashed my site for no reason, to the so-far amazing 1&1. I think I’ve lost most if not all of the previous blog, which was 15 years + of ramblings, […]