Heddington posts

A blog that puts life into lifestyle, grand into Granddad and humour into everything.

$100m to make you the perfect burger.

Why spending $100m to find aliens will make you the perfect burger. Perfect Burgers. There haven’t been too many hot sunny days this summer, but on one of them I decided to eat lunch outside. Beside me was a blueberry bush, and it was buzzing with activity both...

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Will You Benefit From Yoga, And If Not Why Knot?

Yoga For Body And Soul. Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? Over the years, I have become known as many things to many people: Granddad, Uncle Rich, Dr Photo or just plain Nob. These days, I am also: a tree, a warrior and a crow. No, I haven’t acquired superpowers, I am...

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17 ways to beat procrastination and get things done.

Get things done. We live in a distracting world of social networking, streaming media, and having a coffee before we get going. Why are we so easily sidetracked, forever putting off until tomorrow what needs to be done today? Here are 17 simple techniques to ensure...

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Why you did not win the lottery and probably never will.

Want To Win The Lottery? You've Got To Be In It To Bin It On any Saturday night, the sound of crumpled paper on wicker echoes across the nation as unsuccessful lottery tickets get screwed-up and thrown away. Well, I’ve had enough of all this messing around, and I plan...

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Why some music must be listened to alone

Living on an island. 'No man is an island' is a phrase that most people will have heard at some point or another, and even if the original poem Meditation XVII by John Donne (1572-1631) doesn’t fall readily from your lips, the concept of people not thriving in...

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Shoes

All about shoes. Picture if you can, a giraffe on stilts descending a spiral staircase while blindfolded. Hold on to that awkward image and we will get back to it shortly. Puss in boots. Everyone knows that the internet was designed specifically for cats, which is why...

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What Google Doesn’t Tell You About Your Job Application

Avoiding the pitfalls of a job application. While sorting through the attic recently, I came across a treasure trove of my childhood memorabilia (or a load of old crap if you listen to Rachel’s account of the task). One box contained my extensive collection of Top...

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Why Stephen Fry isn’t coming to dinner.

Why Stephen Fry isn’t coming to dinner. To celebrate the end of my concentrated spell of inactivity I thought a star-studded gala supper was called for. Followers of my musings will know of the fundraising project I have been undertaking in memory of Robin Williams to...

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To go or not to go to Glastonbury Festival

Why wasn't I at Glastonbury Festival? It was as I cycled home in the rain on Friday, that I remembered why I was at work and not at Glastonbury. I have always been a fan of live music and attended my fair share of festivals, albeit single day ones, but by 1985 I had...

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The TV Dads guide to parenting

The TV Dads guide to parenting. Fathers. Love 'em or loath 'em, either way, you have no say in the selection of your father, and you are stuck with him for life. Fathers come in all shapes and sizes, as does our affection for them. As a child, your daddy is someone to...

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Dietary requirements and the search for a good meal.

Dietary requirements. Rachel is a pain in the arse. Or so many restaurants would have her believe. But to her, and many like her, the choice of food has serious consequences. Imagine a night out that ends in a scrap with Mike Tyson. The following morning you will feel...

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Beating stress with a lovely cup of tea

Beating stress with a lovely cup of tea. Causes of stress. It's said that some of the biggest stresses in our lives occur when moving house and having a baby. I am currently experiencing a variation on that theme in the form of selling two properties and expecting...

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Why your lists might stop you going places

Why your lists might stop you going places. One small step… in high heels. There has always been much debate about man going to the moon. To my mind, there is no issue. It’s hardly rocket science. Well, some of it is, but overall, it's not as if it's difficult. It’s...

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Royal Baby News

IT'S A BABY! We Interrupt This Blog To Bring You Important Royal Baby News! Someone whom you will never meet has done something so ordinary that thousands of people do it every day. Royal Delivery. After nine months of preparation and several hours of intense pushing,...

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Car boot sale.

Car boot sales. One swallow doesn’t make a summer. The signs of spring are there if you look in the hedgerows. I don’t mean primroses, bluebells or early purple orchids. I mean signs. Real signs. Car boot sale signs. Yes, it’s the start of the season in which farmers...

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What are you getting up to this Easter?

Wake me up before the breakfast show show. I have always had trouble with sleeping. Not getting there, but getting back, which is why I need an alarm to prevent me sleeping through till lunch. In recent years, I have found the best solution to be an alarm that turns...

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With Top Gear on hold, here is some motoring news.

Top gear. We have just changed our car, and all the research involved in making the final decision has brought to my attention some very important issues. Don’t worry, I won’t be launching an online petition, we see more than enough of those already. I would hate to...

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