If you really have to make new year resolutions..

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here are some sensible ones from Dr Mark Porter who writes for the Times (with my own comments added):looking_in_mirror_1600_wht_5647

  1. Get a tape measure and measure your waist. This should be less than half your height to maintain good health. Body Mass Index (bmi) is so out-of-date as I’ve written before.
  2. Buy a blood pressure monitor as one in three of us develops high blood pressure which often requires lifelong treatment. Taking your BP at home may be more accurate than if taken in a stressful environment such as a hospital or GP’s surgery (the well-known white coat effect).
  3. Buy a petrol car next time as diesel has been proved to be dirtier fuel and unhealthy in built-up areas
  4. Learn what sepsis looks like. Blood poisoning or septicaemia as it was once called kills thousands of people a year. It typically starts with bacterial infections of the chest…

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I have bought a Bugatti………………

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As any “petrol head” will know, one of the most desirable (if not the MOST desirable) car available today is the Bugatti Veyron. Popularised by the exploits of Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear, when he drove the car across Europe in a race with James May / Richard Hammond who were flying back to the UK, and aesthetically a vision of beauty it is probably the finest car ever produced.

Now of course I would like one but at a starting price of over £1million it is a little out of my price range (only just!) so I decided I would have to buy a “lower level” model and one that is more in keeping with my social standing.

So last week whilst visiting Lisbon I came across the Bugatti model that I could just about afford. Big question…………do I buy it in red or silver? Gut instinct tells me…

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