Living the Dream

Living the Dream 97. Vaccinated

"Ah. I'm sorry, sir. You can't have the jab today. You see all the Non-GESY (Cyprus' national health system) people are on a different list. On Friday."

Living the Dream 96. Backed into a corner

What have we learned? What’s coming? The Great Depression or the Roaring Twenties? I haven’t a clue. I’m determined to think about it. Preferably on a golf course, or eating a kebab.

Living the Dream 95. SMS

We all need to advocate for vaccines. Health experts need to keep testing and trialing, making the case. Tech giants need to fight disinformation. Governments need to be nimble, persuasive and clear-headed.

One Year No Beer

366 days without an alcoholic beverage. (Who would pick a leap year? Honestly.) At least it was an uneventful year...oh wait.

Living the Dream 94. I ate all the pies.

Last week, I wrote about how quitting smoking gave me an enormous boost of confidence, and led to me discovering a passion for walking. As the saying goes, “you can’t outrun a bad diet”, and you certainly can’t out-walk one.

Living the Dream 93. Who ate all the pies?

I was last skinny me in the nineties. I was living in Central Europe, partying hard. I ate out twice a day, and was in the pub every night. Gradually getting bigger and less fit. Unknowingly, I set patterns that remain with me now, 30 years later.

Living the Dream 92. Covid Checkpoints

The districts of Paphos and Limassol have been shut down. Nobody in, and nobody out. Despite being neighbours, no travel between them either. Compliance is assured by roadblocks, manned by the National Guard.

Nutty November

Nothing confuses me more, than when people, in full possession of new information, make no effort to consider how that information pertains to their own actions.
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