Monthly Archive: February 2016

Thinking About The Ethics Of, And Alternatives To Eating Animal Products

I’ve always loved eating animal products, although when I found out about the inhumane conditions in which some of them were raised I immediately switched to free range eggs and more recently organic diary.  For meat though for many years the best I could afford was the RSPCA’s Freedom Food,...

My Guide To Living Well

In a recent blog post where I started to talk about my beliefs I mentioned that living a ‘good life’ is about balancing ‘living well’ and ‘living right’, this post explores what I mean by ‘living well’.  It’s not prescriptive, there are many different approaches to living well that work...

My Last Diary Entry

Update: It turned out that the kid’s rebelled when I wrote this post and asked me to carry on writing my diary, so I changed the way I did it instead, as described in this blog post When I started this diary 181 days ago it was in a desperate...

Gardening

Another good nights sleep, down to 40mg of Pregabalin and still sleeping through.  Woke up at 6:30, immediately fell back to sleep and only just made it to Caffe Nero before opening time.  Tess walked into town with me which was nice.  Stayed there for just over an hour and...

Recovery Day

Today was meant to be a recovery day, an essential complement to the previous day’s hiking and cycling.  I’ve found that although I’m able to do a lot more now on a particular day than I used to be able to while working, on average I’m not able to do...

Windermere East and West

The weather was absolutely superb today in Windermere, so I couldn’t resist a trip up there.  I modified my usual routine and parked my car at Ambleside and cycled to Bowness for breakfast, it was much better that way round as the hard hilly bike ride was out of the...

All Done

Finally after a couple of weeks work the house has been returned to normal, Debbie has a lovely office and Jennie has a great bedsit, a lot of clutter has been sorted through and donated to charity shops, or found it’s way to the tip. I switched the alarm off...

Finishing Jennie’s Bedsit Floor

Absolutely exhausted after days of intense physical effort, so this will be a very short diary entry. Slept well, woke up at 7am spent 45 minutes on my exercise bike watching Madame Secretary and then dropped into Caffe Nero for an hour, walked home by a long winding route to...