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…

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…

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…

Magnificent, Yet Annoying

Living so close to the coast means that I see, and hear, squawking seagulls on the hunt for their next meal. The birds are so annoying, and yet up close are magnificent. Gulls are resourceful, inquisitive, and intelligent creatures. Gulls are highly adaptable feeders that opportunistically take a wide range of prey. The food taken by…

Lung Training

Just like the 334 million people worldwide that have Asthma, I struggle to function at times. Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity. These reactions cause the airways to become…

Checking My BMI

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy. I’ve been checking my BMI with a couple of tools on the web, and have found most are in the region of that quoted by the NHS. For most adults, an ideal BMI…

A Knife To The Back

I’m having to take a few days off jogging after enduring searing pain in my upper back. I’m quite used to individuals stabbing me there, but the pain this time was on a different level. The pain has been focused beneath my right shoulder blade. At first, I thought it might have been a stitch,…

Meet Poppy

Yesterday, I wrote about my reluctant decision to leave my best friend at home on my next run, as I do think she has been struggling a little. Poppy turned eight this year. Her black coat in the heat, along with pounding the tarmac is probably the reasons as to why she has been finding…