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Michael Dale
Works at Cherwell District Council
Attended North Oxfordshire College
Lives in Banbury
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Happy New Year!
The ringing in of a new year becomes a natural time to draw a line the sand, to feel reflective and stupidly optimistic about the future.  I'm not setting any resolutions this year. I rarely do. Why should the line the Gregorian calendar sets be the one tha...
The ringing in of a new year becomes a natural time to draw a line the sand, to feel reflective and stupidly optimistic about the future.  I'm not setting any resolutions this year. I rarely do. Why should the line the Gre...
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HIT THE DECK DIABETES. ...show us 10 of your best burpees!
Here at KSFL we are passionate about people getting fit and healthy and reducing the risk of diabetes type 2. But also supporting those diagnosed with type 1 to keep active. World diabetes day is this Friday the 14th. Text DUK to 70500 to donate to diabetes UK which supports all types of diabetes. Film your burpees, copy and paste this text and then finally then tag three of your friends to complete the challenge too. ‪#‎HITTHEDECK‬


DON'T FORGET TO DONATE xxx
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Shove it sugar - Week Two
On the 27th of October I started a sugar free and exercise five day regime via work, called Shove it Sugar! The title is a little misleading because actually we were encouraged to cut out not just sugar, but wheat, gluten and caffeine. To be honest, the tho...
On the 27th of October I started a sugar free and exercise five day regime via work, called Shove it Sugar! The title is a little misleading because actually we were encouraged to cut out not just sugar, but wheat, gluten and...
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A day in the life of a procrastinator
The oblivion of sleep is punctured by a vague recollection that reality is about to shift plains. Within an indefinable time-frame an unnatural noise signals that my mind needs to change gears, and it shuts off the link between dreams and consciousness. My ...
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I'm far too trusting
I have trust issues.  I'm far too trusting.  My nature is to believe what
I have been told is the honest truth. It's part of my natural optimism, and you
might think that it's a good thing.  It's just there are
circumstances where it can be foolish or dange...
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Reviewing the reviews of Clara Bow
It's an odd, and somewhat nerve-wracking experience looking at the reviews of Clara Bow and the Seal of Solomon on Amazon. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion and you can never please all the people all the time, so I have to remind myself that, go...
It's an odd, and somewhat nerve-wracking experience looking at the reviews of Clara Bow and the Seal of Solomon on Amazon. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion and you can never please all the people all the time, so ...
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My efforts to stick to the Kick Start Fat Loss diet
Greetings bloggites! Firstly apologies for the delay! During this time I actually had two weeks off, so you'd think I'd have more time to write. But what time I did have I allocated solely to Clara Bow and the Staff of Aaron. The bad news is I still didn't ...
Greetings bloggites! Firstly apologies for the delay! During this time I actually had two weeks off, so you'd think I'd have more time to write. But what time I did have I allocated solely to Clara Bow and the Staff of Aaron...
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Today is World Diabetes Day! Please help us to raise awareness and money for this charity. All you need to do is perform 10 burpees in your own style then donate £5 to 70500 and text the word DUK. Then nominate three people to carry out their burpees!! Warm up first!!
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Shove it sugar week - Day One!
On the 26th October 2014 I w eighed 71kg, my chest was 37.5", my waist was 38", my hips 39", and apparently my left thigh is half an inch bigger than my right, being 22" and 22" respectively. My biceps are a barely worth mentioning 11.5" each. I exclaimed g...
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Seeing the world through a cold funk
I had me a stinking old cold last week. It's the first full blown cold I've had for a couple of years and my brain just wasn't clear enough for writing. And that actually drove me a little nuts, because I had a couple of days booked off from work already, w...
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How I deal with my anger
I'm not good at being angry. Don't get me wrong, I do get annoyed, but it's never really a long term proposition. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I just don't get outwardly angry in situations I know others would and so perhaps I don't react as ...
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Around my life in 100 blogs
Huzzah and hurrah! Salutations and greetings to this, the 100th entry to my blog.  The first entry was on the 25th April 2011 and was titled "I'll never carry on". It was short, snappy and relatively pointless. It was also incorrect. I did carry on, albeit ...
Huzzah and hurrah! Salutations and greetings to this, the 100th entry to my blog.  The first entry was on the 25th April 2011 and was titled "I'll never carry on". It was short, snappy and relatively pointless. It was also in...
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  • Cherwell District Council
    Customer Services Officer, present
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Born and bred in Banbury, I grew up with a passion for video games, movies and reading. At school I had a real passion for history and storytelling. At the age of 15 I decided I want to be a film director. I studied Media at the North Oxfordshire College and School of Art (now OCVC) and passed with distinction. After that you might say I squandered my opportunites by ending up in Blockbusters. Having tired of this I moved to Sheffield as my best friend was studying up there and it seemed as good a place as any to start. After just over a year I had yet to gain anything from my Sheffield experience, until fate led me onto an online dating site and I met my future wife. Meeting Geri led me to Cardiff, where we moved in together, and after 5 years finally decided to tie the knot! When our tenancy was not extended we found ourselves somewhat homeless and decided the time was ripe for a move. So we ended up back in my hometown Banbury, where we have happily settled in, much to my surprise, with better jobs and better quaility of life. We have made new friends and new connections and the future seems bright.
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  • Banbury School
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