Friday, February 28, 2014

Somewhere else to find me...

For those who have missed it, there is now another site for Saint Dunstan's House and SDHP.

As much as I enjoy using Blogger, it has its limitations, especially when it comes to the uploading of audio files, podcasts and video blogs.

With the demise of the Apple hosted 'iWeb' I have been looking for another WYSIG-style web hosting service and Doomby seems to the right fit for the present. 

This Blogger site will remain and back-host previous posts and images: It will have a re-direction from the new site to here. 

The new site is here:  KEVIN HARPER ESQUIRE

If you have not seen the new site,  come and pay a visit and say 'Hi'.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Afternoon Tea for the McGrath Foundation

Saint Dunstan's House will be holding a formal Afternoon Tea for the McGrath Foundation 
on Saturday March 22nd from 3:30 PM.

The Theme is English Country House Dress, which may include Hunting attire,

For further information about the afternoon and the McGrath Foundation  Click Here

Looking forward to hearing from those who would like to be involved. 

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Testing the Back Strength - All at Sea.

My first sail since the accident is happening this weekend with a sail around Corio Bay as the Yacht Club has its annual celebration.

The weather looks to be shaping up for good sailing conditions and not too much heat.

Looking forward to this challenge and being at sea again.

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Tristan Shout - The Case of the Dissecting Diapason - Chapter One

Tristan Shout

This Podcast was recorded sometime before my accident. There are 4 in the series so far, each covering a chapter of the novel.

I am having problems uploading as they were initially created for iWeb and I am currently looking at a new integrated internet landing site (IILS) for, Saint Dunstan's House and Saint Dunstan's House Press.

There will be announcements on Twitter - @stdunstan and on my Facebook Page.

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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Getting Fitter in 2014

The Fitbit device is keeping me on my toes, literally.  It measures every step I take, the number of hours REM sleep I manage and, together with the integrated WiFi scales, my daily weight loss/gain.

I am up to obtaining half of my recommend steps for each day and have kept my weight down to 72 Kgs, gaining or loosing .5Kgs per day, by eating regular small portions and monitoring my Calorie  intake/burn during the day.

Blood Pressure and Heart-rate are monitored twice a day and logged against medication, mood and pain level.

Phillip and I are playing some gentle tennis and badminton on a section of the new car parking area we have created at the top of the main Drive.  We have to watch the wind and Svetlana who likes to run off with our balls if we miss a shot. Badminton is less stressful on the back but not as exercise-intensive as the tennis.

Walking is still the most  popular form of exercise: it was surprising to discover that I had walked just short of 1Km in the Supermarket the other day - aided  by a high-shelf shopping trolley with non-wonkey wheels.

The regime seem to be working and my BP was in the normal range today for the first time in 7 weeks.  Tomorrow will be the first time in a long while that I venture out to a formal occasion - dinner followed by the opening of the Organ Festival - I hope I can manage my Black Oxfords and that I have a suit that will not look too big when I put it on.  I can now fit back into my Mess Dress, made for me by Gieves and Hawkes back in 1982,  that was after a very fit year at Sandhurst.

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