GoVia ThamesStink

For the last few weeks, commuters across the UK have been suffering from #RailFail2020 in London. There is no guarantee when trains will arrive/depart or even turn up. Once again I had a crappy journey to work, despite being at the station at the normal time I was late for work. Thankfully I didn’t have…

Suffering from FailPlan2020

During the last week, I’ve been dealing with prep for a major demonstration/meeting at work as well as the changes to my commute inflicted by RailPlan2020. I would hesitate to call it a plan, very little seemed to have been communicated to station staff, train drivers and commuters alike. Since the start of the new…

Bye Bye Facebook

I discussed coming off facebook with a mate over the weekend and decided it’s worth trying. I know that there is a lot of talk about the harmful effects of social media these days, I did not even start to think about how it might be affecting me. So, as of yesterday afternoon I have…

Well things have not been so good…

I’ve not been in a “good place” for a fair while. For me, life is an inescapable, long, lonely, slow trudge towards a meaningless end. Ultimately whatever we do is spectacularly pointless. So, I think I need to take a break from Facebook for an undefined period. I’m still considering if I should post this…

[Diet Update] Not the worst of weeks, not the best.

Something is going on at work which I can’t talk about yet. It has been consuming my thoughts recently. All good, but it distracted me from the blog. Apologies. I’ve lost another Kilo, despite a diet hiccup on Friday when post-work drinks led to some junk food being devoured. Being hungry and drunk isn’t an ideal…

My First Personal Training Session in Four Years

As I might say if I still lived in Yorkshire; “un t’ things ‘a’ worried uz on uz journey back ta physical ‘n mental ‘ealth wor if uz body chuffin’ ‘ood be capable o’ doin wha’ it used ta be able ta doa int’ gym.“ Or, to put it another way… One the things that worried…

[Diet Update] Day 7 – Weigh In!

So how’d it go? The first week has gone well. None of the food was repulsive, in fact, it has been a bit of a surprise to find that the Jane Plan food is delicious. I’ve lost over 2kgs, which is precisely what I was looking for. OK, I have 24 to go (around 4st…

[Diet Update] Day 5 – Gnomic Nudity

Yesterday evening was the when I experienced “Gnomic Nudity“, otherwise known as my Gym Induction. Didn’t you do that a few days ago? Well, that was my PT’s gym, this is the gym in my building. I plan to see my PT at his gym and do my day-to-day exercise in my building’s gym. Hence my…

The Blue Badge

You may have read in previous blogs that I have a hidden disability, Avascular Necrosis. A definition of which you can find here.  Some time ago Transport For London (TFL) started an amazing scheme. A blue badge for passengers with hidden disabilities, that mirrors the already successful white badge for pregnant women. We don’t wear a…