A holiday and 150 days seems as good as any time to stop blogging. My weight seems to have levelled out and is unlikely to reduce without some tedious and extreme long-term dieting and exercise. I don’t want to do that. I have learned that I need to be careful about my diet and exercise regularly to have a healthy life but I don’t want exercise to completely take over my life. An active lifestyle is natural for a young man but it becomes increasingly difficult with age and the associated work/family commitments and injuries. There must be a happy medium but I don’t think I have found it yet. Oscar Wilde once said “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” but he was a bit of plonka wasn’t he?

In case you are wondering why “Henry Vill”. Well when my eldest son was about eight years old he came home from school and told me that he was reading about Henry Vill. It took a little interrogation to work out he meant Henry the Eighth, but Henry Vill is what we now always call him.

Henry Vill