Titan arum

The Titan arum is a flower of epic proportions. It can grow up to 3 metres in height and is the largest (unbranched) inflorescence, or flower, in the world.

Human kind

Most ‘Westerners’ who have been to the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar will tell you that the people there are more friendly, welcoming, generous and kind than the citizens of their home countries; and as I neared the end of my 18 weeks backpacking in India and South East Asia, I wrongly made a... Continue Reading →

Life’s little surprises

Just when you think it’s all going swimmingly, life tends to throw a curveball your way to keep you on your toes. Even those little surprises, simply because you weren’t expecting them, can rejuvenate or ruin your mood for the day. I don’t believe in ‘fate’ or ‘destiny’ but ‘karma’ has a funny way of... Continue Reading →

Life’s little surprises come in all shapes and sizes -Becky Jo

A little bit of what you fancy does you good - 3dLife Personal Training

Connections

In this modern world of over-connectivity, it’s a wonder we can lose touch with someone at all. I predict that it won’t be long before a permanent digital connection will be made upon the first handshake with anyone we meet and we will have to seek special permissions from the powers-that-be to ‘unsubscribe’ from this ‘service’.

Finding life and death in Varanasi

Some are more fortunate than others when it comes to experiencing loss. If you’re lucky, in your lifetime you’ll bury your hamster, then your grandparents, then your parents and eventually a friend or two. If you’ve got it tough, death will show itself in the wrong order and you may have to face the grief... Continue Reading →

February fighters

The mornings are getting a little lighter and there’s slightly less frost on our windscreens, which means we are fully submerged in February. The second month of the year is an interesting one because the excitement of Christmas and New Year has dissipated while the anticipation for the warmer months hasn’t quite started building, leaving... Continue Reading →

Beating the January blues

Predictably, the New Year has arrived and, inevitably, January has come around again. We all had our ups and downs throughout 2015 (hopefully more of the former and fewer of the latter!) and it’s time to look ahead to 2016 to see what the second half of this decade has in store for us. It... Continue Reading →

Some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about smoking and drinking in the UK: Since the 1970s, the number of Brits who have given up smoking has risen from 27% to 54%, which is almost double – that means that twice as many of us are trying to kick the habit than ever before! Since... Continue Reading →

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It sounds painful, and it can be, but don’t let that put you off! The key principle behind this exercise technique is work harder but for less time. Why? Because the benefits are greater and last longer. Amongst other reasons, it’s perfect for people who only have a... Continue Reading →

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