Daily Archives: July 31, 2015


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Nearly time for #MMskydive 1

Right now I am in my garage. It’s nearly midnight but I am training for the weekend. A bit late perhaps, but I need my knee to move freely by Sunday morning. You see skydiving doesn’t require much physical fitness, except you need to raise your legs out high and straight whilst your instincts and gravity itself is fighting you. It doesn’t sound hard does it, to raise your own legs out in front of you whilst falling in a parachute harness but it really is. Up in freefall I can barely breathe, so right now I’m pedaling my exercise bike so fast I’m breathing funny. I really am terrified of heights, but because I have skydived twice before no one believes me. I’ll tell you something, that twenty minutes or so from when I walk towards a plane, to when I’m stood back on solid ground is hell. It […]


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Let’s #PassAroundTheWorld with Saracens rugby 1

As regular readers will have spotted I like my rugby, and we are season ticket holders at our local club. Going to the match is a big thing around here, and the whole city is rugby focused. At the moment the city is gearing up for the rugby world cup as some of these matches are being hosted at Kingsholm. Everywhere you turn there are rugby posts, flags or rugby shirts. So when I was contacted about the Pass around the world campaign I knew I wanted in, well except it mentions Saracens rugby, as that’s not the most popular team around here. We might be slightly eccentric fans, but its fun to be part of the “Glaws Family” on match weekends. What is Pass around the world? Its a fun little project by Allianz and Saracens rugby- they want you to upload a video of you passing a rugby ball […]


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Retirement isn’t grey – The colour report

According to “the colour report” being retired is pretty darn awesome.   Here as a few of the facts from the colour report about over 55’s. – 19% of pensioners polled were a member of an online dating service, rising to 27% of these aged between 70 and 74. – 59% of people aged 65-74 remain sexually active with nearly one in five people aged 75+ still having regular sex. – 14% of over 75s surveyed still shop at younger fashion stores like Zara and Topshop. On top of that, we learned that age really is just an attitude; 79% said they feel younger than their true age, and this feeling only increased with age, with 81% of over 75s saying they feel younger than they are. Essentially, those in their 60s felt 50, and those in their 70s a youthful 60!   Staying active. I’d love to be active as a pensioner […]