Health Life

I'm half the man I used to be

But not literally.

Last June I decided to finally do something about my weight. It wasn’t causing health issues and tests in recent years had a shown low cholesterol and a strong heart. Never-the-less, I wasn’t happy.

So, just like that, I did.

I joined WW (what was Weight Watchers) and this week I celebrated losing over 50 lbs in total (53 lbs in total). That’s over 20% of my body weight. So, I’m four fifths of the man that I used to be, if we’re being rather more literal.

Customer Service Life

3 plumbers, 2 flushes and massive headache

Get comfortable as I’m about to share the amazing story of a simple toilet fault and the lengths I had to go through to get it fixed.

It’s a tale of incompetence and frustration. Oh, and a toilet cistern.


2019 – highlights and lowlights

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions but I do like to look back across a year, if only from the learnings that such a thought exercise brings. If you want to be a better person, review your past and use that to better yourself in the future.

However, I think Helen boils it down ever more succinctly…


My new Oliver Frey portrait

Do you like the above portrait? It’s something I’m very proud of and am using as my gaming avatar.


Yes, I have a middle initial

I suspect few people know that I have a middle initial. Which is probably fair enough as I rarely use it. And like Michael J Fox, it doesn’t actually stand for anything.

So, what is it and why do I use it?