Author Archives: Andrew Chell

About Andrew Chell

Administrator for the WEA in Burslem. Fair Trade promoter. Occasional quiz champion.

The fallacy of “pet years”

I was browsing through the BBC website earlier today, and came across a story entitled “Will I live longer than my cat?”. The article as a whole (which was all about longevity) was OK, but the bit that really annoyed … Continue reading

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An article (please like/follow/connect with etc)

I have 58 friends on Facebook, 87 followers on Twitter and 20 people have me in their circles on Google+. So what, I hear you ask. That’s exactly my point; does it really matter that much? Visit any of the … Continue reading

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Nil nil

Quite a disappointing week. On Sunday we held the monthly Laughter Yoga session at the Moat House, only for nobody to turn up. This morning I held the weekly Weston Sprink walk, and nobody turned up there either. I could … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowe’en?

Hallowe’en. Oh joy oh rapture. What I dislike most about Hallowe’en is the whole idea of “trick or treat”ing. If people want to go around dressed as ghosts and skeletons then fair enough, that’s their choice. Actually, in this day … Continue reading

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It’s always nice to get recognition

It was a lovely surprise to receive the Walking for Health Exceptional Service award a couple of weeks ago. I’ve done the Weston Sprink walk for over 18 months now, and have seen it grow from a small fortnightly walk … Continue reading

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Ho ho ho, ha ha ha!

I’ve just spent a very interesting and useful weekend in Hereford, training to become a Laughter Yoga leader. Laughter Yoga is based on the theory that laughter is good for you (in that it stimulates the production of useful endorphins … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day (cynicism alert)

Valentine’s Day. Probably my least favourite day of the entire year. Whoever came up with the idea of converting a saint’s day into a celebration of love and romance (I think it was something to do with a Roman festival … Continue reading

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