Category Archives: Health

Vivid memories from a 6-mile walk

Crossing the motorway

Calming nature

Manchester cathedral

The Old Wellington Pub

Albert Square

In response to this week’s photo challenge: Vivid


The Colours of Life

Today’s Daily PromptImagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be?

The world isn’t black and white, nor technicolour when your eyes are closed. Close them and ask yourself whether you see anything. Well, did you? Of course not. It’s pitch black. It’s dark. It’s lonely.

When your eyes are open, what do you see? Do you see the colours of life? Or does the world seem too grey – lifeless; meaningless?

This world, and indeed our lives, can either be lifeless or colourful. It’s up to us to bring light to this world. We need to shine like the sun. We need to let the gloom disappear. For there will be others who rely on us to show them what light is. Some will silently cry out for help. Help them see the colours of life. Be the light that shines on the beauty that is nature. The beauty that is life.

Unmasking my own self

Today’s Daily Prompt: We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

It is always difficult to truly unmask yourself- regardless of whether you are alone or with others. Knowing who you really are can be daunting. Who you are may not be who you want to be. It may also be the opposite of who others want you to be.

But does it matter? A lot of us spend countless hours in front of mirrors just to make sure that we look as good as others expect us to be. Sometimes, we nail it. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we are who we want ourselves to be, and we sometimes aren’t.

Our desires change. We change. others change.

Should we go with the flow? Which flow? Why? Why not?


If I’m going to design a costume that would reveal the inner, truest of true me, I’ll probably get dressed in bacon. Not everyone likes bacon, but I do. Bacon can make people happy for a while.