I wrote the following words in my newsletter. But realising I'd told a long meandering story few would be interested in, I thought I'd post them in these neglected, little read pages. So, let us begin. When I was gifted a pair of the weakest off-the-shelf reading glasses I thought it was a joke. As soon as I put them on though I could suddenly read tiny text close to my face. I … [Read more...] about My first eye test in 33 years
The guy sat in the car with me is my Dad, Roger Payne. He lives in Wales and I don't get to see him or the mountains nearly enough. We got together recently as my Brother Dan was off to live in Brazil. We saw him safely on his way and while sat in the car and I took out my recording gear. As far as I remember I've never sat down to record a conversation with my Dad. He is in his … [Read more...] about Sleep more, live longer – A conversation with my Dad.
Never buy bottled water again. (There is a version of this article on the Guardian) I'm pleased to say I haven't had to buy bottled water for a while. There are so many reasons why I think we shouldn't buy water in plastic bottles. For starters, it's not good for us or the planet we live on and seem to be trying to ruin so effectively. We consume 50 billion bottles of water every year. 30 … [Read more...] about Sawyer Mini Water Filter (a mini review)
I've logged well over a million steps since February and for the first few months the FitBit never left my body. Day and night it was working. In the day It logged my activity and at night my inactivity. I soon got bored of clipping it onto the little sweatband that was required if you sleep in the buff and want to monitor your sleep patterns. Besides, once you had two months of evidence that … [Read more...] about FitBit Ultra – Mini Review
I hadn't gone into the operating theatre yesterday with the intention of tweeting my operation. Initially I just wanted to interview the Surgeon mid op. Before I continue I must apologise. I'm writing this while under the influence. Painkillers. Powerful ones. Last night I underwent an operation to fix an inguinal hernia. You can get them at any age and I was surprised to find out many of my … [Read more...] about Under The Knife