Diableatings

Better out than in

When I was younger, about 14 or 15, I got interested in Dungeons & Dragons. A friend of mine was into it in a big way, collecting and hand-painting tiny metal figures that feature as part of the game and…

Death and taxes

Death and taxes

It was, allegedly, Benjamin Franklin who said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. This phrase came to my mind recently as I watched some horrendous videos on YouTube, featuring near-misses and road rage incidents involving…

All the threes

All the threes

So, my latest HbA1C result is, well, a result! It came out at 33, which is better than I expected and now in the ‘normal’ (green) range. That’s down from the mind boggling 129 in November last year when I…

My first diabetes podcast

My first diabetes podcast

I was recently asked to take part in a podcast while attending the IFP Conference in Wales. Alongside the likes of Pete Matthew, Chris Daems and Tina Weeks, I spoke about my diagnosis and how diabetes has changed my outlook on life and financial planning.

Coast to Coast: Day 3

Coast to Coast: Day 3

The final day of Coast to Coast and if you thought the hills on Day Two were bad, think again! Less famous but just as seriously steep and leg-sapping climbs await on this final section as you head, eventually, downhill towards the North Sea and the finish line.

Coast to Coast: Day 2

Coast to Coast: Day 2

Day Two: day of hills and relentless climbing. The famous (or even infamous) Hartside lies in wait but the equally brutal Garrigill is just beyond. This is a true test of cycling ability and not for the feint-hearted. That said, people have done this route on Unicycles and Penny Farthings so just how hard can it be…?