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Swimming is rubbish

I went swimming yesterday and I remembered why I never stick to it despite several attempts over the years to include a swim with my weight loss efforts. Because let’s be honest, swimming is a pain in the arse. It … Continue reading

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Now the work begins

It’s been a long time since I updated this blog. That’s mainly because I’ve been feeling so much better that I’ve got nothing to write about. It’s been about seven weeks since the clot and for the past couple of … Continue reading

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A stressful time in anyone’s language

I’ll be honest. One of the reasons that I enjoy writing so much is that I can relax and think things through in English, my first language. While my life is now lived 90% through the medium of Welsh, there … Continue reading

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On the mend

It’s been a while since I updated this blog. That’s mainly because I’ve been getting better, and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt so far, it’s that I’m a lot more blog-worthy when I seriously ill. I mean who wants … Continue reading

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An arm round the shoulder

I said right from the start that one of the reasons for writing this blog was that I felt sure that it would encourage people to share their own experiences and that some mutual benefit could come from a bit … Continue reading

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Slimming World v Atkins

I’ve been feeling pretty crappy this week what with the pneumonia, anxiety attacks and most annoyingly a bad spell from the torn cartilage in my knee causing pain which is now untreatable because anti-inflammatory medicine can cause internal bleeding when … Continue reading

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Pneumatic Phil

I’ve had a bit of a setback in the past few days – after that outing on Wednesday evening I came home and went straight to bed at about 8pm. I was a bit breathless , and I had the … Continue reading

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Local Boy in the Photograph

There are three guaranteed ways to reach the pages of the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald. 1. Get very ill 2. Undertake a sponsored bike ride 3. Complain about town planning in Caernarfon Town Centre I have been lucky enough to … Continue reading

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And so it begins

Anybody who knows me knows that the forthcoming game between Wales and England is just about the most important event in my annual social calendar. The past couple of months have been spent with my head buried in books and … Continue reading

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It’s been emotional

The results of the scan came as no shock, especially when they were delivered by an old college friend of mine, who happened to be on duty in the radiology department. In some ways it was a relief – because … Continue reading

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