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We need to talk about fat

My height is 5’7.5″ and my weight is 13’0 so depending on whether I round up or down, my BMI either comes out at 27.6 or 28.5 (using the NHS … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women-only train carriages

There has been some debate in the media this week about introducing women-only carriages on trains. Leaving aside the inexcusably bad reporting which frequently attributed the idea to Jeremy Corbyn … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

A day in London: RA Summer Exhibition and St James’s Piccadilly

After a break of a few years, my Mum and I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition a couple of weeks ago. Dido Crosby – 5 sheep and a … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

He is gone – a poem by David Harkins

Two close friends have recently lost their fathers. I was at the funeral of one of them yesterday and this poem by David Harkins was read out: He is gone … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

World Vitiligo Day

Today (25th June) is World Vitiligo Day ( For those of you who don’t know, vitiligo is a condition affecting 1% of the world’s population in which a lack or … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

What’s wrong with crying anyway?

In case anyone managed to miss it this week, the Nobel laureate Professor Tim Hunt FRS informed a room full of conference delegates and media in South Korea that he … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fitness update – week 7

In my last post I set myself some goals for the week as follows: Go swimming at least once (haven’t been for at least a year probably) This I managed … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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