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They felt it poured better

In the 1970s Dade County, Florida banned use and possession of cleaning products containing phosphates.   As they did during the days of prohibition with alcohol, enterprising Americans created a black market of illegal phosphate cleaning products.   People paid way over the odds for the products and, in many cases, stockpiled huge amounts of…

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Romeo probably would’ve gone off her

Everyone knows the story of Rome and Juliet I’m sure.   Even if you weren’t subjected to it at school, you know the gist.   Star crossed young lovers who end it all rather than be apart.   But………..   Would they have been as bothered if their parents were cool with the idea?  …

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Bin day?

So, it’s bin day for me today.   Every Wednesday, alternating between a grey one (recycling) and a green one (garden waste) one week and black (everything else) the next.   Last week I came up with what I thought was a nice little solution to a problem I’d had.   Till the wife ruined…

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Don’t want it badly enough?

Ever been told you don’t want it badly enough?   Unfortunately, there’s a chance you may have been told it by one (or more) of our fellow FitPros.   When you didn’t get the result you said you wanted when you first went to them.   If not, you’ll probably have seen some memes or…

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Lessons from a burst appendix

About the time this blog comes out, my wife Alex will be being operated on in Macc hospital.   She went in on Friday morning as she wasn’t feeling “too great”.   Turns out her appendix has burst and all the other organs around it have contracted around it to protect and everything is all…

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I keep confusing him

My eldest son, Oli, is nearly 9.   Amongst his other foibles, he struggles to pick out some of the finer nuances in sentences.   For example we often have conversations much like this one:   Oli: “Daddy, can we stop at the shop?”   Me: “We’re a bit tight for time, I’m afraid”  …

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We’re not a taxi

Getting a taxi is pretty easy innit?   Get in and, an amount of time later, you’re at your destination.   Boo ya!   One of a number of areas in life where you can pay someone else to completely do something for you.   You can get people to do you shopping, to sort…

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Which cutlery do you use?

Imagine you’re at a Dinner Party.   You look down at the cutlery.   You’ve got your standard knife and fork.   Clearly for main.   Another, smaller knive and fork either side.   For the starter no doubt!   A spoon across the top.   Pudding I should imagine.   But, hang on, what’s…

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77% chose that toy

Take a large group of 7 to 9 year old boys.   Note: DO NOT DO THIS. You will have Operation Yew Tree knocking on your door.   Leave them, individually, alone with an awesome Robot Toy after telling them “It is wrong to play with the robot. If you play with the robot, I…

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The streak begins

After a reasonable run, our kids have been, let’s say, somewhat challenging over the last few weeks.   In fact I nearly had a melt down two weeks last Friday – the most upset, by far, I’ve ever been with them.   This weekend we’ve started a new idea with them that I’m fairly confident…

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