So much fun when you are on the bike.

One of the greatest pleasures of cycling is that you get out into the open countryside and see things that you didn’t even know existed. I am discovering areas of outstanding beauty on my own doorstep. 613 more words

Cancer Research

Painting the Roses Red

Blog Post #29

As Alice explored Wonderland, she happened upon three gardeners in the form of playing cards busily painting the queen’s white roses red. When she asked them why they did this, they explained that they had planted white roses by mistake, and were frantically attempting to conceal the error with red paint before the queen found out, lest they lose their heads. 1,833 more words

Beauty

Busy week!

Coming back from holiday there is so much to catch up with and then there is a small matter of relearning the daily routine. In addition to that I have gone back to work – now before anyone gets an urge to scream, it’s only one day a week. 863 more words

Cancer Research

A beautiful little piece my mum wrote - I didn't even know she did any writing! I guess secret writing habits run in the family

Le Silence

Le silence evite les querelles

Le silence rend l’adversaire stupid

Le silence ecarte toute sorte de condemnation

Le silence vous distingue

Le silence vous donne l’autorite et le pouvoir… 102 more words

Back to serious training

After a prolonged rest – part of which was spent in Boston USA, I am back to full training. Whilst in Boston one can’t help feel that the population by and large is very fit and healthy unlike some other parts of USA which one usually associates with epidemic obesity. 520 more words

Cancer Research

Well earned rest.

After last Sunday’s tough hilly ride with the Hope group this is an easy week. Time to do some stretching and core strength exercises. My current weight is 177 pounds – this means my total weight loss since Christmas is 20 pounds. 453 more words

Challenge

Abandoning Perfect

I was recently introduced to the term Wabi Sabi, an ancient Japanese philosophy that reveres the uniqueness of imperfection and recognizes that beauty exists all around us if we only bother to look. 826 more words

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