Tag: Dublin

A need to disappear?

I've always seen myself as an extrovert. In fact, every assessment I've ever taken (and they are many - I'm a psychologist remember!) pins me down as an extrovert. I love spending time with others and meeting new people, I enjoy discussing and debating my ideas as work in progress, I prefer discussions over email ...

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, ...

Food and exercise: another accountability update

I'll raise my hand right now - this has not been a good week. In fact, it's been such a 'not good week', that I've avoided weighing myself so I don't have to see the harsh reality. The plan has been somewhat abandoned for the last five days or so. Don't worry, I'm not 'get the ...

Huel breakfast on the go

Keeping a Huel bar close at hand saves me from a calorific airline breakfast. Three cheers for Huel!

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Testing the iPhone 7 Plus camera

I've had the new iPhone 7 Plus for a little over a week, but I've still managed to put it through its paces, indoors and out, and I thought I'd share a few of those photos here. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of pics. The camera app seems faster and more responsive than in ...

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Hey brain: why you no work?

It's Saturday afternoon and I've had three (that I'm aware of) epileptic seizures this week. Maybe more on the horizon. My overwhelming reaction is one of disappointment. Quickly followed by boredom. I had a couple of nighttime seizures earlier in the week, which left me feeling like I had the mother of all hangovers each ...

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Zombie Neuroscience

Shane O’Mara from Trinity College Dublin presents at TEDxDublin 2013 on the subject of… Zombie Neuroscience. Something we all need to know more about! Very entertaining, but also educational. What more could you ask for? And remember: as Shane says… “Don’t kiss a zombie”.   My mission for the remainder of this week is to include the term “cephalophagic” ...

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Flashback: Technicolour Dublin

I'm in the middle of a massive household sort and clear-out mission this weekend, all in preparation for moving house in the coming weeks. I came across a box of the most amazing old postcards from Ireland. I have a vague memory of getting these from my grandmother in Dublin and have had them in ...