Author: dderbydave

Intermittent Fasting

Last week I tested positive for Covid and spent a day with flu-like symptoms and three days of Diarrhoea. The positive I gleaned from this misery was that my overall health as I approach 60 is still pretty good. It seemed sensible then to work to maintain this plus. I have dabbled with Intermittent Fasting … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting


Little Leesy

Her first memory was running down the street to the bomb shelter as the sirens whined in the East End of London. Her last, hopefully, was of holding my hand and hearing me sing My Old Man as she drifted peacefully away. Mum’s Dad was old. 54 when he started his third family and a … Continue reading Little Leesy

Back again

Hello again. I was curious to see what was going on here after such a long time. The app has changed significantly and curiously my site is picking up a half dozen views every day which is just bonkers. Here in the UK we are winding down from the last few years of madness. It’s … Continue reading Back again


Numbers have always been dear to me. They provide structure and predictability in a chaotic world. At work, they tell me that my department is pretty damned good - ahead on sales, excellent process and comparable to the bigger stores with a plethora of colleagues. At home they tell me that my budget is balanced … Continue reading Numbers