Being in lockdown means I’m not likely to see many of my friends over the Christmas period. I usually buy them a small gift and get the a card. Do you think it’s OK just to send a generic Christmas message on social media this year? It would save me both time and money, and I won’t be there to see the disappointment on people’s faces.
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Is Zwift for middle aged men a good idea, especially those with an artificial hip? Find out how one midlife man got on.
British and American chocolate are different. They have their similarities, but if you wanted to melt one to make chocolate fudge, or dip a bit
Working from home is dangerous. Don’t wait for it to become a killer before you do something to change your ways, especially during Coronavirus lockdown
With Covid keeping us locked up once more, the advice is to try something new if you want to avoid cabin fever. With my hip
Making the perfect cup of tea is underestimated. Most people rush it and end up with something hot but ultimately disappointing. A bit like me. Read how is should done.
How does it feel to resign from work. How do you need to prepare yourself? One thing is to find out whether you have work colleagues or friends – you may be surprised.
I used to be a happy go lucky sort of person that laughed a lot. Now I’ve become a grumpy old man who rants about people, things and life in general. I’ve noticed that people who used to hang around with me are hiding away. I worry that even post lockdown I’ll still be alone in a room, reading the Racing Post and shouting at the TV. How can I become fun again?
My performance review of my hip replacement 6 months after the operation. What rating will I give it?
Middle-age spread is usually frowned upon, but it could be tastier than you think. Is it worth the pain to hold back that spreading stomach?
Social distancing shopping is my worst nightmare. Queuing, following a set route, being nice to people, it all makes my blood boil. What should I do? Go out or shop online?
Summer’s here and the time is right. Lockdown could be coming to an end, the sun is still shining, and we’re all feeling a little happier. Although the time may not be right for dancing in the street just yet, it is the time for making and shaking some cool cocktails and ice cubes to match.
Since lockdown I have taken the opportunity not to clean my house. Now with social distancing relaxation, all of a sudden 5 friends want to visit my garden. This means they’ll need to walk through my house and maybe even use my toilet. Should I clean before they arrive, or leave them bleach and wipes to save myself a job?
Blueberry muffin day is coming. What’s the background to one of coffee’s greatest lovers, and how do you make one. Going to Minnesota might be a start.
Special Days in June includes Hug a Cat Day and Father’s Day, but which one should we be celebrating the most?
When lockdown started I began ghosting people i didn’t like. When they’re relaxing lockdown, should I go back to being smiley and pleasant when I see them, or continue to cut them out of my life?
It’s easy to get frustrated with a boring middle aged existence especially when you worry about everything and everyone else. Well don’t. Listen to the little man in your head. Be more Don.
As social distancing relaxes, we’re now being asked to consider setting up a Coronavirus social bubble with other people. I’m quite excited by the options of who I could choose. However I’m a bit bored of my family after six weeks, so I’m wondering whether I should ditch them and bubble with some different people?
Work video calls can be great, but they also allow all sorts of people a peek inside your house. Be careful what’s in the background if you don’t want them to look at you in a different way in the future.
I am thinking of coming out but am not sure what it is I want to expose. I have spent years being overlooked and hiding in the shadows. What can I do?
Working from home can cause mental and family problems. 10 ways to avoid the madness.
I have heard about this Coronavirus thingy, and lockdown rules. However, I have a whole load of Marigold seeds that need planting. Can I drive to the shop to buy compost?
If you’ve been struggling with how to be happy, here’s something you can do to improve your mental health. Don’t try and make changes for you, do it for someone else. Do it for Don.
A total hip replacement recovery story, charting progress from week 3 to week 7 post hip replacement operation