COVID-19 Diary: Week One

The week COVID-19 got serious in the UK, but unfortunately not serious enough for many of the Great British public, who reacted in what at best can be termed variable …

2019: The Year Ahead

As we leave 2018 behind: our 18th consecutive Christmas and New Year in Almerimar, Spain, and start to look forward to 2019, in what at least must be described as …

Getting Fit(ter)

So today I start getting fitter! Over the last 12 months I have been working hard to try and sort out the various issues this old body has: knee, shoulder, …

Garmin Vivosmart

I have been considering a wearable device for a while and have posted before about wearable guides, whether to buy a smart band or smart watch and last December I …

Fitness Goals

Time to bite the bullet and commit to some fitness goals! In recent months I have (slowly) been getting fitter, and more importantly, figuring out what this bag of old …

Trion:Z

I have been wearing a Trion:Z Duo Loop for a while now. Can’t say that it is doing any good, but to be fair the amount of aches and pains …

Go Sober In October

Anybody going sober for October? Is a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. Seems a tad complicated in that you register as an individual, but can then team up to become …

My Vegetarian Month: Review

So that is the end of my vegetarian month and to be honest not a lot changed from my earlier update. Sticking to a vegetarian diet at home was easy: …

A (Very) Short Jog

Went for a (very) short jog this morning, the second one this year, and it reminded me that my old body just wasn’t built for running, and it certainly isn’t …

My Vegetarian Month

Updated: 8th May 2014 – 8 days into my vegetarian month and all is going pretty much as expected. Sticking to vegetarian diet has been easy, but then again I …

A Vegetarian Month

Today I am starting a month eating only vegetarian food. I am not expecting it to be that hard to be honest as my regular diet comprises a lot of …

MBT

Many years ago, living in the UK, my Pilates Instructor tried to persuade me to buy some MBT (Movement Through Instability) shoes that she had just started to sell. At …

Getting Fitter: Smaller Steps

Two months in and I am heading in the right direction: albeit very slowly! February was always going to be a tough a month with three ALStrays Pet Transports which …

Getting Fitter: Small Steps

Well it is a month since I started to get fitter and be healthier, and it hasn’t been too bad result wise. I have lost some weight: all in the …

Getting Fitter

Two weeks in now so time for a brief update (don’t panic am not going to be doing this every fortnight) on how the exercise and healthier living are going. …

Healthier Lifestyle

Anyone that follows me on Twitter (MyAppleStuff) or is a Facebook Friend (almerimarlife) you may have noticed that in the last week I have started to do some (very) light …

A Dry January

Once again I am having a ‘dry’ January i.e. a month off the booze. This will the 25th consecutive year that I have done this, so it is very much …

30lb in 90 Days Challenge

14 August: it is fair to say that I am failing spectacularly with this challenge, but it isn’t all bad news and I am not giving up. I had badly …

Facts About Gout

Gout seems to be very popular here in Almerimar at the moment! I know 6 people that suffer from it on a regular basis, and as I drink with most …

24 Years And Counting

So another year starts. For me that means another alcohol free month as for the 24th year in a row I have given up booze for the month of January. …