Category Archives: Leisure

Progress, not perfection

I have a habit at this time of year – a time when many of us take stock of what’s gone before – to start fretting about all the things I haven’t achieved or accomplished in the previous 12 months. … Continue reading

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Do nothing; rest afterwards

You can tell I’ve been busy recently as I haven’t found the space to blog. I say ‘space’ rather than ‘time’ because I probably could have found an hour or so to scribble a quick post. But what I feel … Continue reading

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The other me

Sometimes the best blogs are the ones I don’t post – at least not immediately. I wrote the below blog (the indented paragraphs) seven days ago, aside from a bit of tidying up today. I wasn’t going to post it … Continue reading

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The extra mile – one mile too many?

I went down to watch the London marathon last Sunday. Not the elite race (I caught a bit of that on TV in the morning) but the masses that followed on behind – the hundreds tens of thousands of fun … Continue reading

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The naked truth

I’m just emerging from hibernation after a virus confined me to my bedroom for a number of days. It was a pretty horrible experience, particularly for someone who’s not used to getting sick and who prefers to be out doing … Continue reading

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Magic moments

I started this blog on the shady terrace mentioned below, the Pacific Ocean just a short walk away. I continued it in the comfort of my London home, to the gentle hum of the washing machine. And I finished it … Continue reading

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Alone but not lonely

If I’d written this blog a day or two ago, as I stood with my feet in the Pacific Ocean surf and watched the sky turn pink above me, it would have read differently. Back then, as my toes sank … Continue reading

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