Category Archives: Leisure

How Coronavirus taught me to be still

After years of rushing, racing and running, coronavirus has forced me to slow down. It’s like I have a brake in the middle of my chest. As soon as I start to rush or hurry, or as soon as I … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge

“… I have a dream to follow my heart to the sea, to write, to teach, to love, to cycle, to swim, to jump off rocks into the water, to stretch on the sand, to have endless visits from my … Continue reading

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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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Belonging

I had a strange post-holiday sensation yesterday. I felt all at sea, despite being back in the metropolis and a long way from the sunny shores and gentle waves of southern Turkey. I arrived back from my delightful yoga break … Continue reading

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