The enchanted park – first published 21 April 2014

The primary reason I started doing long walks was to lose weight and I did lose a lot, more than four and a half stone. Unfortunately being at home for three months in 2014 along with Christmas meant I’d put on mumble, mumble, mumble despite masses of walking when I was unemployed. This just went to show walking alone is not the magic cure for weight loss. It is a great big tool in the weight loss bag of tricks though and I was on the case of getting those extra pounds back off again.  Continue reading The enchanted park – first published 21 April 2014

Fallen trees and interview techniques – first published 13 february 2014

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Some of my random and slightly desperate applying for jobs had resulted in a job interview back in February 2014. It was with a large financial institution in the city centre. Anyone who knows me will tell you finance and figures isn’t really my thing. I’m pretty sure I only applied to make up the numbers on my job search form but still, a job was a job. Continue reading Fallen trees and interview techniques – first published 13 february 2014

scientists, weathermen and the enchanted park – first published 28 March 2013

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March was nearly over and so far there was no sign at all of spring 2013, at least in terms of weather. The days were still cold with the odd flake of snow and the skies were still a never ending grey. The flowers in the enchanted park seemed to know it should be spring though and we’re doing their best to brighten the city despite the chill and the lack of sun. Continue reading scientists, weathermen and the enchanted park – first published 28 March 2013