• Falls of Unich, Glen Lee

    View from the Falls of Unich, down towards Glen Lee.
  • Path to Ethie, Angus

    Walking the dogs on a track to Ethie, with the North Sea in the background
  • Slàinte Mhath 🥃

    Apple Fitness+ badge for completing first yoga workout, 1 January 2023
  • We should expect our children to leave indelible marks on our lives, but today our youngest took that literally.

    Black hare tattoo (on forearem)
  • Vaccinated.

    Virus: SARS-CoV-2
    Vaccine: Pfizer-BioNTech
    Dose number: booster
    Superpowers: /dev/null

  • Vaccinated.

    Virus: SARS-CoV-2
    Vaccine: Oxford / AstraZeneca
    Dose number: 2
    Superpowers: still nothing

  • Vaccinated.

    Virus: SARS-CoV-2
    Vaccine: Oxford / AstraZeneca
    Dose number: 1
    Superpowers: none yet detected

  • When your employer suggests that it’s maybe time for a virtual home visit to check that your working environment meets health and safety requirements you know you have been working from home for too long…

    I have requested a badge if I can make it a full year!

  • Movember. After. Donate.

    “There are some things we don’t want to know. Important things.”

    – Ned Flanders, The Simpsons

    Ned doesn’t want to know about men’s health. Don’t be like Ned.

    Selfie at the end of Movember
  • Movember. During. Donate.

    Selfie in the middle of Movember
  • Today I did yoga. Yup. There. I said it.

    “We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better, than he was. Better, stronger, faster.”

    – Oscar Goldman, “The Six Million Dollar Man”

  • Fatigue

    It’s been a little over ten months since I was last knocked out with a chest infection. School had broken up for our Christmas holiday. A bunch of us had taken part in an ‘come and sing’ of Handel’s Messiah - to celebrate the retirement of our Rector of over a decade. I am … read more

  • Movember. Before. Donate.

    Selfie at the start of Movember
  • Artisanal1 haircut, long overdue.

    1. home brew, lockdown, kitchen cut by my wife ↩︎

  • Today’s lockdown excitement: my wife cut my hair

    Even better: I was allowed to reciprocate

    We both survived. Every challenge provides opportunity.

  • My GP called me today, and recommended that I “shield” for the next 12 weeks. That means not leaving my home at all. Until July.

    Agents of SHIELD logo
  • Obesity

    I wonder how many of us have truly thought what it means to be obese? Of course I am sure, like me, most people have long had a loose understanding of obesity. It is a term that we could hardly be unaware of. There are countless news reports on the subject, often quoting studies into the ill-effects … read more

  • Off to see what hifi equipment Robert Ritchie is selling these days. Perhaps I should leave my wallet at home… Or my wife…