Serious health problems? Do you feel got at?

Why do I feel, yet again, got at? First came the professionals with their sound medical backgrounds, wanting to help. We took the advice and fistfuls of pills hoping to get better. Then came what in any other era or field would have been dismissed as quacks. Perhaps we needed to look to our pasts,…

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Food fun

Red-faced radish! Here’s my latest food fun individual.It may look like it, but this little radish is exactly as it rolled out of the bag.Unfortunately, as cute as it looks it’s now in the crisper waiting to join my next salad. I hope my little radish brings a smile. And, by the way, if you’ve…

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Mindscapes in a time of crisis

Until Covid-19 crashed into our lives the cry “every man for himself” instilled the fear that you were on your own, without help, without hope. It signalled selfish behaviour, without merit. In the present crisis its meaning may be turning 180⁰. When Chaucer (1340-1400) introduced the phrase “each man for himself” in The Knight’s Tale…

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Social Isolation: the good, the bad, and the ugly

The good I accept that it is nigh impossible for some to find any ‘good’ in these times when only uncertainty, fear, and death seem certain. Sadness and despair are not enviable constants to have in a life.By writing about the good that can come from this global crisis I do not wish to minimise…

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My best buy in 2019: a shiatsu massage chair

A massive combo of back pain + needing some enforced relaxation in my life = treating myself to a shiatsu massage chair.Actually it is not really a ‘chair’ in the strictest sense as it sits on a chair, and the massagee sits on it.But whatever it is called, it is amazing. Rider here – I…

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Where have I been?

Seven days have passed. Stuff has happened. I haven’t written. I don’t really know why. My last posts were about not feeling well. It turned out I had a viral throat infection. Needed lots of liquids and lots of rest. I was prescribed a throat spray to ease the pain. It worked like a charm…

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