Welcome. I don’t use this much blog anymore, but there is still some good content here from back in the day, and I still travel a lot. Now though I just share on my Facebook and Youtube channels and then share that content here.

Semana Santa in Playa del Carmen

Tis the season that Jesus died, or rose from the dead, I’m not quite sure. Either way many many years later a lot of Mexicans and tourists decided to celebrate Semana Santa (Easter) by hitting the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Far from the quiet

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My Underpants Are Too Tight

My underpants are too tight, they do not fit me and it’s becoming an issue. On the flip side I suppose you could say that I am too fat and therefore I do not fit into the underpants. But on this particular occasion they were

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3 Weeks Without Smoking, Grrrr!

This post seems surprisingly hard to write. Sarah and I have just come back from a three day road trip through the Yucatan, and we had a great time. So you would think the words would spill, but unfortunately I am still dealing with the

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You got burned sun!

It had to happen. Sooner or later I had to be one of those people. The ones you walk past on the beach whilst sniggering, flabbergasted at how they could still be lying in the sun when their skin had already turned a nasty lobster

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What Would It Take To Be Content?

Calm down Sally, you live in paradise. It’s a funny thing the way we look for problems in life, or how we create problems. I have what a lot of people would consider the ideal lifestyle. I don’t have to work (I still do though,

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My Keyboard Farted Insanity

Below is what happens when I just write. Barely thinking about it I let my fingers play the keys how and where they wanted for ten minutes. Out came a jumbled play of thoughts which flow through my mind fairly regularly. Although some of it

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Honesty, Ain’t That The Truth

Honesty, what is that anyway, and does it really exist between any two human beings? Personally, I don’t think so. Honesty is one of those things which is nice in theory, but in reality does more harm than good. Like sexual relations in the sand,

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I Quit Smoking!

So today is the day I quit smoking. Sixteen years in the making and I have smoked my final cigarette, hopefully for the rest of my life. I say hopefully not because I doubt whether I will quit or not, but hopefully because I have

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Too Many Drugs Can Make A Grown Man Cry

I am thirty one years old, turning thirty two in May, to some I would still be considered a spring chicken. So why is it that already the ravages of time are taking such a severe toll on my body? OK, it is no secret

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Crazy Champix Dreams

I have been taking Champix (Chantix for the Americans) for about six days now, and although it is definitely working (I am smoking less without even thinking about it), Some of the side effects have made themselves known. One I had read about was Champix

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Quitting Smoking with Champix

I am quitting smoking! It is about damn time to… I have been smoking for about sixteen years now, and in that time my habit has fluctuated greatly, from ten a day to thirty or so a day. Sixteen years at an average of twenty

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Fat to Fit Part 2: Weight loss in a week

Weight Loss stats at week 1 – Weight: 90kg / 200 pounds, Woo Hoo, I lost 1kg already! If you missed part 1, here it is: Fat to Fit Part 1: The Journey Begins My first week of training for weight loss and fitness has

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Life in Playa del Carmen

Each morning in Playa del Carmen, at around seven am, we wake up and eat a bowl of cereal with strawberry yoghurt. We get into our gym clothes and by seven forty am are out the door heading for the gym. The sun angles in

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Fat to Fit Part 1: The journey begins

Stats at day 1 – Weight: 91kg / 200.6 pounds As stated so grandiosely in my previous post, “What would you do with a year?”, I have decided to shed a few pounds and get my fitness levels up. Over the last few years I

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What would you do with a year?

So here I am in Mexico again, a place which has become like home to me. Playa del Carmen has a certain something, or rather a certain everything which makes it seem like the perfect place to continue our journey. Only our journey has changed.

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Leaving London

Almost two months have passed since I arrived in London, and it was great to spend the time with my family who I have not seen for three or four years. For the most part I did not do the touristy things one usually does.

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Whale Meat, Like Cow but Controversial

I am currently on a sort of hiatus from travel here in London, as such I have a lot of time to sit with my feet up watching the telly. One of the things which has struck me from my pillowy vantage point, is the

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Blogging Success and the Green Eyed Monster

In case you hadn’t heard, Sarah’s Travel Blog made the top new blogs of 2013 on “Almost Fearless“. I am very proud of her blogging success, and glad she is getting the recognition I believe she deserves. Her writing style is fun and easy to

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Human Consciousness, I don’t think so

I have a lot of time to ponder, and I spend a lot of that time pondering time, consciousness, my mind, and the minds of others. A lot of preponderances amount to nothing, and most live firmly in the realm of opinion, but better out

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London Parks, Playing in the Snow

Cold weather without snow is shit, cold weather with snow is like living in a winter wonderland, it’s so puuurdy. The promised deluge finally happened in London, and about a foot of snow covered the dirty old streets, dirty old houses, and dirty old people.

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Bad Jobs, things could be worse

I have had a few bad jobs in my time, but they were relatively easy compared to some of the occupations I have seen while traveling around the world. From India to Australia, from Mexico to China, if you think your job sucks, at least

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Snow in London, my ass shivers in anticipation

So I have been in London for just over a month now, and although it has been good to relax and see the family, the hankering to hit the road again, and for warmer climes, has returned. Usually I prefer the cold weather, and snow

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Life choices, the art of Sacrifice

If someone told me now that I only had a year to live, and asked what I would like to do with my remaining time, I am in the fortunate position to say “Exactly what I am doing now”. How many people could really say

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