It's occurred to me that this may be the new normal. It's certainly the old normal. It's been 102 years since the 1918 flu pandemic, which has certainly got to be a record for how long we've gone without a major outbreak of disease. It's especially surprising given how interconnected the world has been for… Continue reading The COVID Diaries 3 – The New Normal
I spent the afternoon at a trampoline gym with one of my kids. We both had a glorious time, bouncing, flipping, landing awkwardly, trying not to crash into other people. The place was filled to the brim with kids, being a Sunday. A handful of adults were bouncing too, but the vast majority were patronising… Continue reading Sunday May 5, 2019, Glen Iris
After a year, I can wholeheartedly recommend a simple garage gym. I haven't missed having a rack of dumbbells or cable-based machines even a little bit. If I were going to add anything, it would probably be a squat rack and a bench, but I'm in no particular hurry.
If I asked you what "good food" is, I can guarantee that your answers would be different to those of people in other times and places. But human physiology doesn't vary that much - why would good food for you be bad food for me? Clearly there are some people with allergies or other intolerances who… Continue reading Food is fashion… sort of
Everyone thinks that the worst thing about hospital is the pain and suffering, and I suppose that if you’re severely injured or unwell that might be true. However for most people, for whom a hospital visit is mainly about stabilising a condition, the worst thing about hospital is the boredom.