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Posts Tagged ‘WEll-being

Mr Porsche Driver Man

December 17, 2012

Many years ago, when I was still driving, I was creeping along in slow moving traffic just by Carshalton Ponds, near where I lived at the time. The traffic in the other direction was just about at a standstill. About fifty yards ahead of me, in the oncoming traffic queue, I could make out the […]


October 15, 2012

This week has me schlepping down to the City Road in Central London to see a Mr Webster, who is my consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital.  I catch up with him every year and, each time I come away reminded of how much I can see as well as how much I can’t. I can […]

Laughed out loud

February 6, 2012

A couple of weeks back I fulfilled a long standing ambition. It was an unusual ambition, quirky even, but one that was quite significant to me. I succeeded in getting three people in a room together – they had never before occupied the same space at the same time Those three people were Ingrid, my […]

Birthdays, tree rings and pretend guitars

January 23, 2012

I celebrated my birthday this weekend and, as of Saturday I am now 56 years old. However, I’ve recently come to think of the age I am in different terms. When asked how old I am, I feel tempted to declare that I am “every age up to 56”. The obvious reason for this would […]

Can yogurt make you depressed?

October 17, 2011

If you are reading this while enjoying a pot or bowl of yogurt as part of your breakfast, let me reassure you that the title of this piece doesn’t refer to eating yogurt. As far as I know, it’s pretty good for you, so carry on! However: Have you gone to purchase yogurt recently at […]

Armani n chips

September 12, 2011

I was away last week working in Prague. The week went well and I set off for my homeward journey feeling tired yet very satisfied.  I arrived at the airport a couple of hours before my flight was due to depart, so I had time to kill. I mooched around the stores. Many of the […]