Category: Personal Posts

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,...

Changing The Way I Write My Diary

I’ve been writing a daily diary for about sixth months now, and it’s been an interesting experiment.  For want of a better location for it I published it on my blog, but made it slightly less visible than a typical blog post, the entries appeared in searches and if you...

Using Natural Movement Instead Of Pain Medication

I’ve suffered from Adult Onset Still’s disease and secondary Fibromyalgia for close to 15 years, that means daily pain and fatigue and lots of pain killers to help me through the day.  When I retired 6 months ago I decided that one of my first challenges would be to find...

Figuring Out What I Believe

I grew up in a Christian culture and most of my family and friends consider themselves to be Christians, but I’ve never been comfortable with religion and even less so with religious organisations, the lust for power that often develops within them, and the divisiveness that develops between them.  Over...

Early Retirement – Six Months In

Despite all the planning I did  retirement has taken me somewhat by surprise, I’d planned to do a lot more, to learn new skills, travel more widely, decorate the house from top to bottom, but it’s not been like that.  Instead the activities that I was already doing have just...

That’s Enough

This has been my second trip to London in the last week and my third trip in the last three months, it’s too much, my tolerance for London is quite limited.  The more time I spend there, the more I realise what a dysfunctional place it is, one of great...