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I Am Looking Forward To Shaking Someone’s Hand Again

It’s a funny thing to shake someone’s hand. In the future, of course, there are no handshakes. Star Trek, Star Wars, even Spaceballs… no one shakes hands. And handshakes haven’t been the standard default for as long as we think – they were codified by the Quakers five hundred years ago, because they were thought to be more egalitarian than tipping a hat or bowing. Today, of course, a handshake is often seen as a…

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Loading Dose Update // It’ll Be Lonely

I am back home safe from another breathless walk to Windsor House. See HERE for last week’s walk. It was for the completion of the Loading Dose that I walked across town, today – but, it was a different town. Lock Down 3.0 is lifting and the streets were coming to life. Children played and Adults socialised over a pint – town is coming back to life. It is a beautiful thing to see. And,…

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Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices is a symptom of serious mental illness; it is also something I can releate to. In this article, The New Statesman cites the pioneer of The Hearing Voices Network. Something I am tempted to sign up for – although I am hesitant to go. What is boils down to is that people who hear voices were born in the wrong era; have a look online for Bi-Cameral Mind and you will strike gold.…

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Dr Appointment // Virtual Meet Up

I had a check up with the consultant today – all done virtually. The app we used was linked to the surgery and it was seamless. The Doctor and the nurse were respective distances apart and I was sat in my dressing gown lording it up – right laugh. The appointment was for an on going condition, something that wears me down; the result of the appointment was that I am changing medication. To be…

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Fat Ankles

I was hospitalised for having fat ankles today. I had a bad pain in my right ankle around 5am and there was a bit of swelling; I admit I was a bit worried as I had been under the weather since I had the Pfizer vaccine. I was worried for clots. So, I phoned 111. The guy, Andy, on the other end of the line said I should head to A&E as soon as I…

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Pinch And A Punch For The First Of The Month

First of March – get in, Spring is blooming and Anxiety is kicking in for the end of Lock Down. There seems to be a bit ‘in the air’ about easing out of Lock Down 3.0. People are settled in to their frustration, bad habits and apathy. Probably why the Tory Government keep getting elected, still. I am looking forward to a pint of cask. I am looking forward to playing music in a pub…

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Newsletter

I admit I have been working a bit too hard recently. As a result, I am having to now limit my screen time and engage in my Daily Practice forcibly, even though I don’t want to. It can be quite a grind but to not enjoy engaging in your Daily’s is exactly what they are there for. Well, what is a Daily Practice? Well, nothing esoteric here; it is just an activity you do every day. It…

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“To The Boozer!”

Lock Down 3.0 is really starting to bite. I miss my friends and I miss my family – but the back drop to meeting these groups of people (extended family and others) is the Boozer. I really, really miss the Boozer. Why? Well it is not for the selection of beers – I have the nation’s breweries poised at the click of a mouse, ready to send me a selection of cans. Granted, there is…

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Rap Therapy

Across five episodes – produced by Mother’s Best Child and TOAD – the series covers topics including trauma, grief, body image and sleep, all accompanied by personal stories from a different artist. In episode one rapper Konan discusses the after effects of losing his stepdad, and in episode three Krept talks about how he processed the grief of his cousin dying in a car crash. In episode four, Ms Banks talks about how she learned…

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How I Got My Beach Body

I have eaten a few too many pies to make it to the beach this year. And, if I did, Greenpeace would confuse me for a beached whale. Pies, crisps, booze and cake – creaky hips and a stiff back; I am hitting forty soon and running out of time to play football for England. So, I have decided to get fit. The best course of action to get fit is to sit down and…

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