12 Bridges Challenge – the geeky details!

So, it's now less than five weeks until I take part in my next Physical Challenge - the London 12 Bridges - raising funds for Diabetes UK. If you wish to sponsor me, please go to my fundraising page.  Thanks in advance! The great day is on Sunday 30th Sept, and I have a start time of 9am.  I have given myself a target of doing it in 3.5hrs.  I will be doing the walk with hundreds of other people, but also my friends James, Craig & Johnathon. The walk starts in Battersea…continue reading →

Celebrate! One year on…

Yesterday (Thur 16th Aug 2018) I celebrated 'Happy Alive Day' - it being one year since I had my heart attack. It was a GREAT day :-) Unlike the same day last year, of which I remember nothing - not even phoning for the ambulance (6.55am)  or texting my boss (7am) to say I wouldn't be in work 'cos I thought I was having a heart attack and the ambulance was on its way!!     Yesterday's celebrations started with a very nice breakfast of Eggs Benedict, Black Pudding, and my trademark 'Black…continue reading →

When the Custard Doughnuts scream… do not panic!

So... it's Monday afternoon and I'm craving custard doughnuts: soft, squidgy, lightly dusted, freshly cooked on the premises, 5 for 50p, custard doughnuts from my local supermarket. But, I'm on a healthy food & activity plan (diets don't work!) and have done well so far - losing 13lbs in past 11wks. So how do I resist taking a brisk walk (or more likely, a very short car journey) to said supermarket and indulge in my craving?? Is it really a treat? So often I hear myself say "I've done well this week and…continue reading →