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[11 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
How it works, I don’t know, but we all go through phases of strong self discipline and we are all subjected to episodes of bureaucracy!
On the health front, both have been apparent this week. My family has been astonished at my self discipline and my ability to ignore the chocolate bars that have been in our kitchen for the past week (and more). And, I am astonished by the perpetual bureaucracy of the Government and its NHS directives. The handling of the current Pig Flu issue appears to them …

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[11 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
There has been research which shows that when we go to restaurants, 90% of us order the same thing that we ordered last time! And reports seem to suggest that we should try to vary this a bit more. My favourite Indian restaurant has recently changed hands and I am now exploring the local alternatives. The difficulty I find is that I like a hot dish, but my family prefer something mild. So we need an Indian restaurant which can cater for the delicate palate. In my experience, few …

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[4 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
When I was a little boy, there were three channels on television, BBC1, BBC2 and ITV. Nowadays, I can’t tell you how many channels I might be able to watch as there are over 1,000 on my Hotbird satellite system alone! And are they any good? “Probably not” is the answer to that one! The only thing I have Hotbird for is JSTV.
In any case, this year all of the members of my family seem to be spending more time sitting in front of their computers, exploring things on …

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[28 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
A couple of weeks ago I decided to add a bit more structure to this blog, and you may have noticed the appearance of sub headings and tags like “Lifestyle Saturday”. I was quite surprised to discover that adding topics to my blogging has made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
The same thing goes for a lot of leisure activities which when structured, are a lot more rewarding. Have you ever been to the gym, done a serious workout, and felt all the better for doing it? When we …

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[21 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
When you walk somewhere, you have time to look around you, and you see things that you might otherwise have missed. I make a point of walking and cycling in central London, and varying my route from time to time. There are a myriad of small roads and lanes in the City, and each time I encounter a new one it reminds me of Oliver Twist.
What is particularly rewarding about these walks (normally done on account of business) is that you see shops and businesses which you might actually …