Archive for the 'Health' Category

Blue is still the colour

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Well, I failed my brown belt grading yesterday in quite spectacular fashion. Frustratingly, it wasn’t my technique that let me down, it was my bloody ridiculous metabolism. It was a really long grading, and I had been sitting on the mat for almost 3 hours before my name was called. Unfortunately, this is just too [...]

Bottling it

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Towards the end of yesterdays (Sunday) class at Aikido, Sensei Brian asked me if I would like to have a go at a keiko (free practice)[1]. I haven’t done this since before my hip problems, around 5 years ago. I would have really liked to have had a go, especially as I have (mostly) committed [...]

This little piggy went “ouch”

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Yes, that’s my toe. Yes, it hurt. Yes, I did it at Aikido (actually, at the Belfast Aikido Circle). And yes, I have really ugly feet.

Plum gorgeous

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Any men reading should check this out. Be patient, it’s not what you might first think. Thanks to Stefan for the link.