Slimming down

The past few years of good eating have contributed to my spare tire. Weighing about 14.5ST isn’t exactly a good milestone for me. I have decided to start running again to shift the weight. Why now you ask? At freezing night temperatures?

Well actually, running in December, at night, through the dead quiet streets isn’t as bad as it first seems. I was dreading the idea at first, but finishing my first lap after dragging myself out of bed at1 a.m. mad me feel accomplished, even though it’s my first one.

It’s nice and cold, and keeps you cool after a while. Secondly, setting a goal as a new year resolution is bound to be broken, especially if you go around telling people before actually do it.

Many moons ago, I used to run every other day with 30mins of skipping inbetween. The ritual worked for a few years and worked really well (with the self determination) but I kinda started to do it less and less until it stopped entirely.

I’m not a fanatic. I don’t buy into the whole lycra plus shoes plus heartrate monitor crap. I run for a personal goal, not to prove anything to anyone. Although I’ve decided the only good use for lycra is to stop chafe.

I say goodbye Europe

Today, 29th March 2017 is when Britain starts the EU divorce process.

If you’re here looking for optimism, you might want to skip this post.

My personal situation; still living at home with my parents. I am what is classed, an unskilled worker. In around a year, I will be made redundant as my work favours technology. I have worked through the 2007 recession and frankly I’ve never emerged out of it. Continue reading “I say goodbye Europe”

Parliament gone Potty over Brexit

Here it is. I’m unashamedly admitting that I listen to BBC Radio 4 news bulletins on the way to work. I suppose, not many people of my age do listen to it, but more importantly it is a compromise seeing as my radio doesn’t receive a good enough reception of LBC. (I’ve come to actually prefer R4 now)

Today we (R4 listeners) heard some sound bites from parliament and with them, headlines about negotiating Brexit trade deals. (Being vague here because my point is …)

I think I’m just about sick of these agreements, votes and bluntly, blackmails around Brexit. It’s not fair to the public, or the EU. The vote has been cast (twice). Stop debating it, get on and try to repair our torn country.

Hello!

First post! on the sidestep blog away from technology. It’s nice to be ordered, and ordered, I am. (becoming)

Even though this is supposed to primarily be a ‘tech’ blog, I feel I need a place to vent or share other things too, and importantly, a place to become less formal. ┬áSo here goes nothing! (musings)