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Snow Day

At last the snow is here – and the garden once again looks tidy, covered as it is in a blanket of the white stuff. I say ‘at last’ because I quite like the snow. It’s fresh clean look and the biting cold. Although it’s about -5 C here it’s nowhere near the ridiculous temperatures...

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It Looks Like More of a Marathon

I should have known better. My post of ‘Lift Off‘ was just a tad optimistic and the last week or so has proven that beyond a doubt. It’s still a problem and right now I am focusing on damage limitation. The mental health affects of drinking too much have, over the last few days, become...

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So Long Social Media

I picked up a copy of New Scientist the other day, partly because of a misleading headline but mostly because I wasn’t wearing my glasses. The headline in question was ‘The You Delusion’ and the image, to my failing eyes, showed a woman looking into a phone. (It wasn’t – see the cover at the...

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Day Two

It’s one thing to acknowledge that you have a problem, it’s quite something else to do something about it. I have a problem with alcohol. If you’ve read “Day One” then you may already have guessed this. And while I’ve been basking in the satisfaction of admitting this to myself I have as yet done...

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Ironing and Minecraft

I’ve had a few anxiety attacks over the last couple of days. Sometimes I can pin down the source of these and rationalise them and other times I can’t. As a coping mechanism I have a few things I use depending on the type of attack. If I can’t determine the source straight away then...

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Water

Baz Luhrman might espouse the virtues of suncreen over a myriad of other suggestions he makes in his 1997 single ‘Everbody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)‘ but if there is one thing I could tell you to do which would change your life and have almost immediate benefits it is drink more water. Seriously, I cannot...

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Lift Off!

It’s time for lift-off. Having had my blog continually hacked, slow to load (and there were barely any plugins) and generally neglected I’ve moved it to a new hosting service. Got a nice shiny theme and figured out what it’s all about – at least for now. It’s also now under skellyrocker.com as opposed to skellyrocker.co.uk although the...