Tag: Sleep

The lack of sleep is getting to me…

After Saturday night's surprise visit from the pizza delivery man, I was hoping I'd be tired enough last night to catch up on some sleep. Following an early flight to Barcelona for work, a solid few hours working in my hotel room and a long walk around town, I felt ready for bed. After nipping ...

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This bed, though…

I travel for business a lot. That means dealing with the rough and the smooth when it comes to hotels and hotel beds in particular. Right now, I'm working in Cheltenham and staying in a really rather lovely hotel. And I have to say, it has one of the loveliest hotel beds I've ever crawled ...

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Sleepless in Sitges…

I'm back in Barcelona for business today, but spent yesterday afternoon and evening in Sitges, just a little down the coast. What started with a lovely walk by the seafront, followed by some delicious tapas at L'Avinyet, ended with me kept awake half the night due to noisy neighbours in the hotel. It was one ...

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Old man nap time

Just call me "Nappy McNapFace". After my run this morning - after which I felt I could take on the world! - I took a much-needed shower and made myself some lunch. I updated the blog, wasted some time on twitter and booked a cinema ticket. I then had some comics to read, so curled ...

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Home sweet home

Flew back from Malaysia overnight with BA after a fairly full-on week of work. I got a nice seat (thanks @FrankDJS!) in business class which guaranteed me a few hours of sleep. As did the fact that I hadn't slept properly since I got to Malaysia. Oh, I was over the jet-lag within 48 hours ...

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That’s better…

A sleep update from Singapore: I managed to get more sleep last night...a lot more. I was unconscious by 8:30pm and didn't wake up until 4:50am. Epic, uninterrupted sleep. Save for some bizarre dreams about changing career to become a stage magician. Just couldn't keep my eyes open after about 8:20pm...even though I had Game ...

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Bleurgh….

In Singapore... finally asleep just after midnight, woken up by thumping bass just before 3am. I have been awake ever since. The bass was coming from a nightclub across the street. A quick Google search confirmed it was going to be open until 5am. The music continued well past 5:30am. I went to reception about ...

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In a state of flux…

I flew back from Miami (which was fantastic - already planning a return to South Beach) overnight last Friday night ย Saturday morning. Via New York. And ever since, I've been suffering with a combination of jet lag and pretty intense insomnia. Yes, my old friend is back. The most sleep I had was last night, ...

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A week without coffee…

After coaching many, many people to try and adopt slightly healthier lifestyles over the last couple of years, I decided to take some of my own advice. Late last week, I stopped drinking coffee and moved over to either green or black tea. The results were immediate: headaches. But I persevered. After last weekend, I ...