Category Archives: Misc

Too much snorer in Albania

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Preparation is key: the Fjällräven Classic

I’m not quite sure how it happened, but somehow I’ve found myself booked on a trip next month to trek the classic Kungsleden hiking trail in the northernmost tip of Sweden (Swedish Lapland – I didn’t even know there was … Continue reading

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Resetting your comfort zone

One of the aims in my role as ambassador to the charity Action4Diabetics is to lead by example and show how people with diabetes (and potentially the resulting complications) shouldn’t be afraid to get out and do adventurous things. If … Continue reading

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Grumpy people don’t make friends on group trips

I’ve written already about my first impressions of South Africa and the contrasts I found in the country, not just internally but compared with the rest of Africa (or at least the parts I know). Interestingly, a friend just recommended me the … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Everyone contributes something

Some people think they don’t have very interesting lives. They have a fairly mundane job where nothing much unusual happens, they go to the gym, occasionally get out walking up hills with the dog, watch TV, have friends round,  go … Continue reading

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Simple pleasures and primal experiences

At least once a year, and sometimes more often, I go off the grid for a week or two. No mobile phone, no iPad or laptop, no internet, no radio, TV or newspapers. Literally no contact with the outside world. … Continue reading

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