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  • Resolutions for 2017

    Usually I check on my resolutions on the 31st of December and then write my new ones on the first of January, but with the last couple of days being so busy, I figured I’d write my resolutions blind today, and then check on 2016 tomorrow. So, in no particular order: Reading I don’t feel […]

  • Resolutions for 2016

    I got home about five this morning, crawled into bed, and was woken a couple of hours later. All day my muscles have felt sore and devoid of energy, even following a revivifying nap after this morning’s visit to the cable car. What doesn’t help recovering from all the jet lag and the poor dietary […]

  • Really unresolved

    Sat in a hotel room in Tokyo with a befuddled brain, what better time is there to review my resolutions from just over a year ago, and determine which ones I’ve stuck to and which ones I missed? Here goes…

  • Unresolved

    Back in January, as is customary, I made a list of resolutions. Which I don’t seem to have kept to very well. Reading that post now, I’m shocked that it’s only been nine months since I was running around with La Serpiente Aquatica Negra tucked under my arm like a rugby ball. This was one […]

  • Resolutions for 2015

    I woke at seven this morning, feeling dreadful. I’d fallen asleep on the sofa at 11:30 on New Year’s Eve, because I’m a total party animal, and then been woken by fireworks and shouting, and then fallen back to sleep again. The interrupted sleep meant I still didn’t get much benefit, but after half an […]

  • All the things we keep, all the things we miss

    So as is traditional on the last day of the year, I look back at the first day of the year and check how I did on my resolutions.. In 2013, I enjoyed about a 1 in 3 success rate. In 2014…

  • Not enough

    One goal that I was given while La Serpiente Negra is living it up in Canada was to work on my novel; another was to run more, and a third was to get more sleep. Although I’ve been keeping to at least a thousand words a week and putting in two hard sessions at the […]

  • Better habits

    Today I signed up for Tinyhabits, which is intended to inculcate better habit formation. "Habits" often has negative connotations, but if you can train yourself to do good things without having to concentrate on them, you can drive consistent gains over the long term. Every additional slight improvement you make to yourself gradually results in […]

  • Back to Croydon

    I woke, crapulent, after too little sleep, to find the cat staring at me. She’s now old enough not to pretend at affection; now her expression conveys contempt along with a need for warmth and food. She jumped up onto the bed and lay down next to me, and then studiously ignored me, even when […]

  • Compromising for the new year

    Today was the second day of Chinese New Year, which meant most shops were shut and Chinatown was very quiet. I went for a run at just after 7, and at nine we headed out for a walk. We had initially planned to go to the MacRitchie Reservoir and walk around, but it’s a little […]