Category: Personal

A wee walk around North Berwick

Thought I’d do a wee post using some photos from a walk around the town yesterday. Evening during this pandemic I’ve still gone out for my morning walk after breakfast and reading the newspaper. Yesterday I took one of my actual cameras with me rather than just my cell phone. The photo above was taken […]

Struggling with Weight

For the last year I have been putting weight back on. It is a constant struggle. It’s not been helped by “comfort eating” after visiting my parents. More so since my mother was admitted into a care home.  It’s been depressing to see them both. My father just living to go in every day to […]

Israel and complaints

I believe the Israeli government is in breach of the United Nations Convention on Human Rights in many ways.  It flaunts international law, fails to respect or protect the rights of Palestinians, occupies land illegally and treats Arabs as second class citizens. It is aggressively taking over more land. It fails to treat the people […]

Much ado about nothing

What’s getting my goat today is all those stupid politician’s in Westminster complaining that the UK Parliament is going to be suspended for a month then there will be a Queen’s Speech when they get back. They state this is undemocratic. What they are forgetting in their false ire is that Parliament is normally suspended […]

Future?

What to look forward to in next 12 months? a) Scotland teams win both world cups; b) change in UK govt; c) euro parl elections; d) various party leadership changes; e) Scottish independence; f) various wild celebrations on 30th March; g) we continue to fuck the planet.

Type 2 Diabetes – Annual MOT

I’ve had my two annual appointments early this month – December 2018. The first with the GP Surgery, the 2nd with the Trial Legacy Project. I’m still in remission though my HbA1c has increased slightly. This was not a surprise as I had put weight back on over the summer – back up to 94.5Kg […]

The shortest day

Today is the shortest day of the year. It has been classed as a pre-Christian festival, the Feast of Juul, and was observed mainly in Scandinavia but also in other Germanic cultures. Fires would be lit to symbolise the heat and light of the returning sun and a Yule log was gathered and burnt in […]

Can Type 2 Diabetes be reversed?

The article below was originally posted on 21st April 2017 At the Highland Games back in August 2015 the people doing the First Aid offered “health checks” to the volunteer helpers. I took up the offer as it was some time since I had seen a GP. They said there was nothing wrong with my […]