Sixteen Thousand Steps

Sixteen thousand steps. That's what the Apple Health app tells me, on the shiny new iPhone that's been in my pocket all day long. Nearly thirteen kilometres. That's about the size of a day out and about with my younger children. And you wonder why I'm not overweight, given that I typically sit at a …

Keep Taking the Tablets

Our eldest daughter has been in the wars - and that's something of an understatement. For the last two weeks she has been fighting tonisllitis, and losing. She went through one course of antibiotics and appeared to be on the mend - but then the virus returned, and she hasn't eaten all this week.

Tick Tock Tea

After surviving a couple of days drinking water, and hopefully making it through the withdrawal from tea and coffee, it occurred to me this evening that I could drink redbush tea, because it has no caffeine in it.Redbush tea, also known as "Rooibos", supposedly has all sorts of health benefits, which are of course pedaled …

Detox

I stopped drinking tea and coffee today. Completely.I haven't been feeling very well for the last week, and while that is almost certainly down to a bug picked up in Germany, it got me thinking. I often laugh with friends that I'm pretty much "immune" to caffeine - I can drink an espresso before bed, …

The Rugby Tournament

After scraping ourselves out of bed this morning, we all set about filling the car with boot-bags, mouth-guards, and collosal quantities of food before setting off towards a rugby tournament in London.What can I say? The sun shone, the girls worked their backsides off, and more importantly they had fun. I've never seen their respective …

To the Apotheker

I learned something new this evening. After work I had a splitting headache, so thought "it's fine - I'll buy something to eat from the supermarket, and have a quiet night in the hotel room". I presumed that I would be able to buy headache tablets at the supermarket, just like at home. I was …