Get down on the floor and give me ten burpees!

Get down on the floor and give me ten burpees!

In a quest to improve my health and lose some weight in time for my 50th birthday, I started seeing a personal trainer once or twice a week at the beginning of 2021. Her name is Hannah, and she’s become a mate along the way. At the end of one session in the...
Whatever you do, don’t fall in!

Whatever you do, don’t fall in!

Paddleboarders always look so serene, don’t they. As a self-confessed water junkie, I just love to be on or near the water, but I’m not so great at being in it as I’m really not a strong swimmer. So, I’ve always admired paddleboarders for their...
Numbers numbers numbers

Numbers numbers numbers

I’ve been self-employed now for 11 years and I’ve always been really good at keeping on top of my bookkeeping. I’ve never liked the idea of it building up and up, then having to deal with a year’s worth of invoices and receipts in one lump. And...
Walking away

Walking away

This series of photos is symbolic of me walking away from an unhealthy business relationship that I’ve been in for many years. OK, so this challenge is a little unusual and, I’ll admit, I’ve kind of done it all the wrong way round. Facing it was...
You light up my life no more

You light up my life no more

My relationship with cigarettes goes back more than 35 years. Eek! As a very awkward and lonely teenager, I was bullied at school, and I remember trying to get on the good side of one of my bullies in a period when she’d decided to be my friend. We nicked a packet of...