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Autumn rain. Eesh! That brought a halt to proceedings!

It was inevitable that the weather was going to change at some point. That does put a bit of a stopper on my 10,000 steps a day. The dogs will get brisk wet walks around the blog a few times a day, but my steps will be cut in half.

So what now? I need to find an alternative to staying fit that isn’t 10,000 steps a day, most likely indoors.

Erm. Wii fit anyone? Does that work?

Reverse Diet

A few years ago I stopped cycling to work and started using the motorbike all the time. I went from 8 stone to 10 stone. Some years go by at 10.5 stone, and I decide to lose weight. I reduce my calorie intake, and find 6 months later, my weight had gone up to 11 stone.

Turns out I was eating to little. Your body still needs calories to burn calories.

I increased my daily calorie intake, got walking my 10,000 steps a day and 2 months later I am back down to 10.4 stone.

If you want to make some changes to your diet, check out the NHS Livewell website.


“I just read a study on black holes” said Autumn.

“I just read a study on editors and insanity” sighed Beth.

“I Just read an article about weight” pipped in Pru. “Women who put on a few pounds live longer.”

“Live longer than who?” asked Autumn.

“The men who mention it” replied Pru.

September ToDo

I made decent progress with my online goals in August but got feck all of my real life goals done. I somehow felt more accountable to my online goals after posting them. So this month I will post my online and real life goals for all to see.

30 Movember Pictures
30 Tales of the Blue Moon
60 Blog Posts
150 Forum Posts
5 Threadless Designs
5 Scribblers Cove Pictures
10 Etsy listings
Clean & Unify all social media profiles
Focus on Pinterest
Backdate and add 200 Pins
Reach 7000 WordPress Subscribers
Write 2 Skillshare Courses
Record 2 Skillshare courses
Resize Threadless Shirt designs
List designs on Redbubble
List designs on Society6
Add all shop icons to right bar of website

60 Photographs
60 Doodles
30 Articles
Find and reach out to 500 potential clients
List 10 things I do not use on eBay
Create and order 500 business cards
Get back into writing paid for articles
Write long term freelance plan (6 months minimum)

Loose more weight
Reach 10,000 steps per day
Keep fitness Journal
Book driving lessons
Complete Gentlemans Ride
Plan NanoWriMo
Read Writers and Artists Yearbook
Change front brake pads on Motorbike
Take & Finish 5 Skillshare courses

I doubt I can finish the entire list in one month, but stuff it. Aim high. Get that middle part of the list rolling. Everything else can follow.



I acquired a blister the size of a small planet this week. Any bigger and it would have had its own gravity field with moons in orbit. I of course did the manly male thing about it. In no way did I exaggerate the size or pain I am in. I certainly haven’t whined about it.

The inner boy also refrained from popping it. Oh come on, you all want to pop em! I mean nobody has any interest in other peoples blisters, but your own, they need prodding, poking and lancing right?

Any whos, as I am walking such high mileage and trying to get fit, the odd blister is inevitable.

A blister is just a cushion of fluid under damaged skin. The only time they are an actual health issue is if they are extremely painful, they become infected or keep coming back. In that case you should check into your local GP.

If they are standard intact blisters, they will go down on their own after 3 – 7 days.

Do not pierce it. It will take longer to heal and may get infected.

Do wear correct fitting shoes. Leave the high heels at home. That includes men as well.

Wear a gauze pad over small blisters. If they get to big, cut the middle of a gauze pad out and make it into a donut around your blister. This will help cushion it from rubbing and avoid putting too much pressure on it.

If it bursts, let the fluid drain out, then clean the ex-blister with antiseptic soap and cover it with a plaster. If the bulk of the skin is intact, do not pick it off. It helps protect your ex-blister from infection.