Things I’ve learned:

  • Cleaning your teeth too hard wears away the enamel and they don’t look white anymore and they become sensitive to heat and cold.
  • Spectacles can be uncomfortable and hurt!
  • I’ve become more aware of death the older I’ve got but it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to.
  • A very large Espresso can give the most hardened coffee drinker the wobbles.
  • Thunder isn’t really caused by the clouds crashing together.
  • Ben was the best friend I ever had.
  • Bits of the ageing process stop me doing as much as I used to. Make the most of what you’ve got while you’ve got it.
  • Farting is perfectly natural.
  • Listen with your ears, not with your mouth …. you’ll hear, and learn, more.
  • The Meaning of Life is “42” – it’s what you make of it.
  • Pushing your limits is the only way to find out whether or not you will succeed.
  • The only certainty in anyone’s life – is death.
  • Consider the worst but don’t fear it. The fear may be the worst thing you experience.
  • There’ll always be knots and tangles in life unless you do something about them.
  • Nothing gets done by sitting around doing nothing.
  • Cat hairs get everywhere! But they’re worth it, I guess.
  • As you get older you’re more likely to pee yourself when you cough or sneeze.
  • Baloney & Bureaucracy belong to the same family but baloney can be more entertaining.
  • A small contribution is still a significant one.
  • Passions are meant to be pursued – they help you make a difference.
  • Anger (or is it all emotions?) not dealt with is often directed elsewhere other than to the original target.
  • The best way to spin a yarn is to be outrageous and don’t try to look too serious. Remember Labradors and seals, Denver?