Taking the plunge…

It's definitely not a 'new year, new me' thing, but I've finally plucked up the courage to get something done about my teeth. While healthy, I have some very misaligned and frankly wonky teeth and it's bothered me for years.Never had pain or even a single filling. But I have a large gap in the ...

A plethora of note-taking apps

Despite my love of writing things down in lovely notebooks, I'm also a fan of electronic notes. This is due to a combination of fear that I'll lose important things written on paper and a (perceived) need to have access to anything I've ever written at any time or in any location. Judge me. But keeping ...

Hitting the hotel gym

A short update from the front lines of the battle against my belly bulge... Amazing myself (really!), I visited my hotel gym here in Edinburgh both last night and this morning! The gym itself is very new and clean - and above all, pretty deserted. Just how I like it. I can't bear a busy ...

An accountability update

After my last, self-flagellating post, detailing my seasonal gorging, I managed to have quite a few 'healthy' days in a row. By which I mean I made it to the gym each day I was working in Dublin - and on the weekend!     I also managed to avoid cake. Except for a single scone ...

Hands up if you’re a lazy, boozey fatty…

There's only one way to put it: I let myself go completely in December. Not in a free-thinking or hedonistic way, but in a completely gluttonous, greedy, calorific way. No cake or mince pie was rejected, no drink or cocktail was politely declined. I ate like a competitive eater and drank like a student. Plus, ...

Looking forward to ‘Altered Carbon’

I thoroughly enjoyed Richard Morgan's 'Altered Carbon' and was excited to hear it was being adapted for TV in the form of a Netflix show. I love good, well thought out sci-Fi and this book has it in spades. Set five hundred years in the future, humans have developed the technology that allows us to ...

Dipping my toe in the podcasting pond again…

Hopefully nobody out there recalls my pretty disastrous attempt at creating a podcast. It turned into a real chore, due to all the work involved. And finding the time to record in a quiet environment was just proving impossible. And so, like many many podcasts before it, my podcast withered on the vine. But I'm ...

So. Many. Avengers.

Marvel released their trailer for the next Avengers movie. And it is EPIC. It's worth watching it a few times, just to spot all the different characters. I mean, we've got Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther...the list goes on. https://youtu.be/6ZfuNTqbHE8 While the trailer itself looks stunning,  have one big ...

Giving thanks

It's Thanksgiving in the US tomorrow, something we don't celebrate in Europe. If I'm honest, I'm fine with that. The last thing we need this time of year is another holiday that can be commercialised and stuffed down our throat by greedy retailers. That said, there's nothing to say I can't give thanks, even if ...