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Month: January 2017

What’s for Breakfast?

What’s for Breakfast?

Breakfast The old adage states that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I agree, eating a good breakfast gives you the energy and nutrition to make the most of your day and should be able to power you through until lunchtime. Working varying shifts, often getting up at 2am, I have slowly sunk into some bad habits at breakfast time.  A sugary cereal and quick coffee whilst reading the news and catching up on people’s lives on apps on…

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The Lure of Independent Coffee Shops

The Lure of Independent Coffee Shops

My Childhood Coffee Experience When I first tried instant coffee as a child my reaction was one of disgust.  Although I later grew to consume instant coffee on a regular basis, I never enjoyed the taste.  Instant coffee serves a useful purpose in a society which is always on the go.  Coffee can be used as fuel for late night study sessions, before a long day at work or in the midst of a hectic schedule as a pick-me-up.  We…

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Blue Monday: The Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Blue Monday: The Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Today is Blue Monday.  The day in the year we are supposedly meant to feel at our lowest.  The focus today is on our unhappiness and the press haven’t let themselves down in this respect with articles on a number of newspaper websites highlighting the misery of this supposed occasion. Feeling down yet? The Telegraph‘s article on this occasion cites Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the death of many publicly adored celebrities in 2016 as reasons to be…

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Optimism for 2017…

Optimism for 2017…

The new year is a time when we are granted the opportunity to draw a line under the last 12 month, whether good or bad, and start afresh.  This year I have taken this opportunity to both plan and look ahead to the next 12 months.  Here are some of the things I resolve to see and do in 2017. Running – 10k Challenge My first goal is simple.  Set a new 10k personal best time by the end of March….

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Running through the darkness

Running through the darkness

It’s cold and dark and I’ve lost my car.  I left it on the same car park that I always do but in the darkness that’s harder to find than I’d first imagined.  It doesn’t help that the sign for the North and South car parks have been turned the same way. Momentarily disorientated, I stopped to try and work out a way back around the park to where I needed to be, the unlit path skirting round the edge…

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On Reflection… 2016

On Reflection… 2016

2016 has widely been dubbed a bad year by many but here I reflect on my highlights of an eventful year. Most beautiful place I have visited I have visited Paphos Cyprus, Geneva in Switzerland and Gabbice Mare in Italy this year.  I was lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in Montefabbri in Italy near to Gabicce, hence my trip.  The scenery around the venue was breathtaking, the venue was in the countryside, surrounded by rolling hills lit up…

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