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Getting Fit At 50(+)

I have always been one to buck tradition, when I got married, I took my wife's surname, my four children have five letters in their first name (except one, sorry)and so on. Last month I decided that I didnt want to wait until January 1st to kick start the changes I wanted to make in my life. Note: I dont like calling them "New Year Resolutions", in my eye just calling them that dooms them to failure. I mean, why wait until a certain date to make life changes? I started my changes on December 1st, possibly the worst time of year to do this but hey. So, what are these changes?  Bit of a story first, for the past six or so month I have been watching what I eat in an effort to loose weight. I havnt been weighing my self every week in the hope of the scales telling me that I have shed a few ounces, in stead I have been using a belt to tell me that.  If I have to make another hole in the belt which holds up my trousers then I have lost weight, after cutting three holes in a UK

That Sound Hurts

I am in actual, physical pain right now. I havnt had an accident or anything like that, I am in pain because of the noise that is going on at the moment, not the amount of noise but its pitch. I lost about 80% of the hearing in my left ear in spring of this year, no idea how or why but I have. The thing is, the pitch of some sounds can cause me actual physical pain, kids screaming is a good one, shouting is another. When there is a lot of noise going on at the same time I get what I can only describe as an audio over load, as my good ear tries to pick out and prioritise what I need to hear over the background hustle and bustle, sometimes my right ear just overloads and throws everything at me which basically deafens me, I am hearing almost nothing except white noise in my left ear and I am hearing every sound available in my other. Anyway, we have workmen round at the moment removing the cavity wall insulation so we can get new (better) put in, its part of some kind of government schem

Keep Britain British.

How often have you heard people complaining about refugees and people from other countries settling in England? How often have you read a comment or heard someone saying "Keep Britain British"!, "Keep the foreigners out of England, England is for the English"!? You have probably heard a lot more of this of late, more so over the last few years. I know I have. The problem is that, what most people fail to realise is that the "British" people are of mixed race, each and every one of us.. We are an island of mutts, there is not a single 100% pure British person in this country, hell even the Queen of England is German. The average resident of the UK is, at best 60.5% European a large percentage of this being Irish, and around 36% Anglo Saxon Source   (the Saxons hail from Northern Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark) with the remaining 3.5% or there about hailing from where ever people can hail from. As a British person, you have an almost global gene pool,

Pyjama Mamma`s

What is this skulduggery?! Two posts in less than a week? Someone has hacked into iJim`s blog! Quick someone call who ever deals with this. Nah, everything is ok, no one has hacked my blog, I had the need, the want to have a short rant. Pyjama Mamma`s, people, usually female (sorry) who spend their days in their PJ`s.. Dont get me wrong, PJ days are OK, spending the day in front of the TV in Your pyjamas is fine, I have no problems with that. I do however have problems with people who "just nip out to the shop" in their jammies, but whats worse than that is the people who take a trip into town and do a full shop in their pyjamas. If you are one of these people, someone who does a full shop around town in your night ware I have two words for you. 1: Why?! 2: Dignity (Get some)!! So, why the mini rant? I can hear you think. Well boys, girls and those of you of mixed or no gender, I have had a bit of a bee in my bonnet about people just nipping to the shop in their pyjamas for a

10 Things You Didn`t know About Me..

The internet loves lists and I thought it would be nice if I told you a little bit more about me by way of getting to know each other better And what better way to do it than in the age old YouTube 10 things about me format. Starting at number 1 1:  When it comes to horror movies I admit it, I am very anal, somewhat if a lore Nazi. I hate it when movie writers and producers change a character's lore and history just so that it fits in with their movie idea. Example, vampires burn, explode and die if they are exposed to sunlight, no they can not have this magical ring passed down through the ages that allows then to walk in day light and no, they do not sparkle a bit. They explode and die. In gaming circles thus is called God modding and is frowned on, what's more I don't like it at all, it's just lazy. 2: The first horror movie to scare the crap out of me, well OK there were 2 of them. They were The Thing and Night of the Lepus 3. Almost all my dreams are what most pe