If you read my previous post, about a visit to Dunwich, you will know my concerns about the Bee-Wasp wars of 2024. I had not been out of the house since. Consumed with trepidation, I decided to reconnoitre a local urban/estuary area. All my fears were allayed, as there was an uneasy truce. The wasps controlled a profusion of bins, pubs and ice cream vendors. The bees got all the flowers and parks, except the bins. Each park was reminiscent of communist era Berlin. Communities of wasps held checkpoints around garbage bins. At one point, I accidentally trod through an undiscovered escape tunnel network, dug by escaping Bees. I have named these areas Berbin.
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I've got an allergy to bank holidays. When everyone else is reveling, released from the daily shackles of their evil overlord bosses, I lose money. In fact holidays cannot happen full stop. Luckily I'm fully satisfied with days out with the fam. I sound like a Chas and Dave record. DOWN AT MARGATE!
In fact, random sod it all to hell days, are a boon for some self employed people. I am also tolerent of being skint at various intervals, because I have nobody telling me what the feck to do. Bliss.
Since Alfred was born, we wanted to find as many ways as possible to spend even more time with him, by restricting our work hours, increasing household efficiency and somehow combining days out with a bit of work. Not easy. But we are just starting to get some results. I have no idea how long we can sustain it. Money can be incredibly tight. Mortgage repayments have stopped. I take each day and week as it comes. I am basically sodding it all to hell so I can be with my boy. I will happily pay the price later down the line when he has grown up. (PLEASE NOTE: In my next rant I am not including the 90% of people who have to work to eat and survive). When I see parents who can afford to retire or semi retire 10 times over, who don't, I am very confused as to why they would not want to be with their litluns as much as possible. Flog your castle and downgrade to a normal house and be with your fecking family. The most common regret I hear from blokes obsessed with money and career, is that they wished they had spent more time with little Alganon-Baxonville Smythe iiv.
Anyway, back to the day out.
Hello, I hope you are well!
The health of western society is incomprehensible poor. In the UK alone 66% of people have overweight fat ratios.
I had become increasingly frustrated at the lack of direction in the medical community (who mostly do care), government (who generally don't give a nutsack) and infuriated with celebrity imbeciles, effectively dictating health policy, to line their pockets with huge wads of cash, to the detriment of the mental and physical health of most of the western world. A celebrities ability to help those in need is akin to a Polpot and Pinochet lovechild, having a genetic and/or nurtured disposition toward compassion.
After what felt like years of worrying and moaning, I got bored of my own stupid brain harping on about stuff. So I thought I would at least try to take positive action. I always expect to fail, so that’s a good starting point!
The first challenge was to write up a report of my ideas and then somehow get it to the British Ministry for health. I thought it may help if I show that I could potentially make a publicity film of it. So I created a quick video showreel. See below:
Hello everyone! There is a lot of info-twaddle out there in the area of health and fitness. I try to base everything I practise on sound science research and trial and error, then apply it to the real world. I was not into sport or fitness when I was young, I did not get really serious about it until I was 32.
My tips for helping people prepare for starting fitness and a healthier lifestyle, are sometimes more downbeat and counter to many trainers and coaches out there (especially famous ones). When they tell you that getting fit is easy, they are lying. It is also a load of old guff-tunnel that by thinking positive you can become wonder woman, or wolverine. You won't. If it's just a case of thinking positive and go get, why the fudge am I not travelling to Alpha Centauri in my super space battleship. I'll tell you why, because it's all balls. The positive thought brigade is a racket run by berks, who have already achieved their objectives in life. ANYWAY [slaps own face].
PRESENT: Coffee addict Dan is 42, a father, husband, health & fitness professional, filmmaker, photographer and budding scientist. Welcome to his tiny part of the universe, where he chats nonsensical about the topics he loves.