Her Majesty’s Revenue Scam

This morning, I received an automated telephone call from 0161 850 3583 – the call was from fraudsters pretending to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The call went like this: This is Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know that we are filing a…

Vibration Training

A few weeks ago, I purchased a vibration machine and said I would give an update on how I’m progressing with it. The machine I opted for is the Vibrapower Slim 2 (no affiliate link). This type of machine was developed for the Russian Space Programme. Vibration training was created to help cosmonauts stay fit…

I Don’t Care About Cookies

One of the worst things to come out of the European Union is the Cookie Consent law. You see those annoying pop-up confirmation boxes everywhere. I even have one on this website. I hate them, and I expect you do too. Since 2011, all websites in the European Union have been required by law to…

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in june; O my Luve’s like the melodie That’s sweetly play’d in tune: As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I: And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry: Till a’ the seas…

Fungus

The title of this post is Fungus – primarily because, I have no idea if this is a mushroom, or toadstool. I’m clueless. Perhaps you know? What is it? What’s the difference? There are loads of guides out there that help identify types of fungus, which for me, leads to more confusion. I think they…

Ten Minute Mile?

Following a short illness, I’ve gotten back into my stride and have completed two early morning runs. Yesterday was difficult, but today felt so much easier. This morning, I was quicker than my previous attempts over a mile, so I’m very pleased. My very first attempt at running, saw me achieve a couple hundred yards,…

King Vulture

This King Vulture is one of the ugliest and scariest creatures that I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking a photo of. It really freaked me out – but what an awesome creature! Photographed at the South Lakes Safari Zoo. The king vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) is a large bird found in Central and South America….

Sniffles

I haven’t done much, by way of exercise, over the past week due to contracting a cold. I’ve had headaches and a sore throat, along with a slight sniffle, which combined have been more of an annoyance more than anything, but have seemingly knocked me out of my stride with the jogging. I don’t suffer…

The Curious Lamb

I often have a chuckle when I take a look at this photo of a lamb that had found itself stuck-fast, having decided to check if it was true, that grass was greener on the other side. Luckily for the lamb, I was out walking, and spotted her in a bit of a predicament. After…

Old Photo Restored

My Dad recently asked me if I could restore an old photo of him, sat on his own Dads knee. The photo is over 80 years old. I took up the challenge. While I’m not a Photoshop expert, I think I did OK with the work I did. With the restored photo, I removed the…

Big Brother Clown

I’m going to be in the minority with this post, but then again, I don’t follow others like a demented sheep. Over the last few days, Carlisle actress Roxanne Pallett has been on the receiving end of disgusting vitriol from a large swathe of Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) fans. Roxanne claimed in the CBB House…

My Saggy Bum Has Gone

In the few weeks that I’ve been running, I’ve noticed my body has begun to change. For the better, I must add. Most middle aged men will notice that over time, they seem to lose all the filling from their bum, and it becomes flat and saggy. Mine is starting to fill out, with my…