Month: June 2009

7 things I did not know last week

You can use Gmail drafts to mail yourself unallowed files. The song Everytime We Touch by Cascada borrows its chorus from 1992 track Everytime We Touch by ‘Moonlight Shadow’ singer Maggie Reilly. The dessert I had last night is not

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Diet like it’s 1999

So the doctor said that the weight I have put on was likely to be caused from my lazy thyroid. Not at all then from my recent habit of celebrating the end of every work day with the modern equivalent

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Flicking the switch

Several months ago I worked on a redesign for this site, that I never put live because although I found it aesthetically pleasing (just a few tweaks to make it clearer and more settled), something was bothering me. I have

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7 things I did not know last week

Dominic Purcell is Australian. The word ‘avocado’ comes from the Aztec ‘ahuacatl’ meaning tescicle. Tina Fey wrote and co-starred in Mean Girls. You can cure a stomach ache if you lie on your left side for 5 minutes. The stomach

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Do not eat at your desk

Over the last few weeks I have been bringing my lunch into work and eating the same meal every day. It’s easy, cheap and practical, and I don’t mind if it’s monotonous – I guess I am lucky that way.

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The importance of a second opinion

What would you do if your doctor told you that your blood test shows you have a low thyroid so here take these pills for the rest of your life and by the way your cholesterol is high so avoid

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7 things I did not know last week

Marc de Champagne is brandy made with discarded seeds and skins from Champagne grapes. Turkey grows 70% to 75% of the world’s hazelnuts. Kennington Park was the site of public executions until the 1800s, and the speakers’ corner of south

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Walking my way into my sunset years

I recently had a bit of bad news concerning my health. Very tiny, nothing to worry about if you are forty-two like me. Taking into account that my doctor is not the greatest at social skills (he stares at his

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So, Milan then

Milan was full of surprises, new things and realisations that life (and I) have moved on since I lived there ten years ago. On the way out I got to try the Heathrow Express’ e-ticketing with a barcode scanned from

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