Category Archives: Exercise

This week by the water

I am like a mother who can’t limit the number of darling baby pictures she will post on Facebook. I am as bad as the crazy cat lady who provides minute by minute updates on the lives of Squiffy and … Continue reading

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Lick me all over

The late Sir David Frost chaired a television panel game called “Through the Keyhole”. The format still airs on TV in the UK. The show involved cameras cruising a celeb’s house, much as on MTV’s Cribs, and other celebs then … Continue reading

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Spouting on at Vesuvius

86 kinds of apricot grow in Calabria. For a moment we feared that Alberio might talk us through each one. Alberio, in addition to being passionate about volcanos, is a food and wine expert. He invented a half day tour … Continue reading

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Good for the Soul

I am trying to improve my noticing skills and I am also meant to be taking more exercise. The noticing will be helpful for writing and for coaching, and the exercise will be helpful for life. Walking is easier, I … Continue reading

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Walking–it’s not so bad

The new outdoorsy me is really quite enjoying January.

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Bubbly, baps and Belfast Lough

I justified the pork and leek sausages, potato bread and soda farl because I started the day with a swim. At St. Georges market, I dodged all the temptation, including  Pie Tanic, a delicious sounding mixture of haddock, cider and … Continue reading

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Growing good ‘uns

The uncharitable might consider it little more than practice for the chain gang, but I am prepared to see it as filial loyalty, and love of both hard work and the outdoors. Hansel and the Handsome Prince have spent this … Continue reading

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The light fantastic toe

I parked outside the Georgetown branch of Comfort One Shoes. This is a shop,and a concept, I normally shun, but a pair of green sandals caught my eye and I simply had to have them. Todd runs the store and … Continue reading

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Position Vacant: Marketer. Salary: 1000 calories a day and all the exercise you can handle

The Duke Diet and Fitness Center is cutting back on its weekend services, a victim, it says, of the economic downturn. It is expensive to be sure–about $10k for a month, not including accommodations when I was there enjoying the … Continue reading

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Desperate Dieter in Search of Low Calorie Succour

The good news is that I have lost another 6 lbs, making my total 30lbs in all–not bad in 21/2 months. The bad news is that I have found this last week hard–and next week doesn’t promise to be any … Continue reading

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