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Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (190 of 261)
Location: Holywood, UK
Birthday: 4 Dec
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Programme & Project Manager with BT. Business Coach.

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The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook: 100 recipes for fasting &hellip by Angela Dowden
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At date of writing, I’m in the BMI ‘overweight’ category, and want to lose two stone to get to middle of ideal weight range.

The 5:2 Fasting approach offers a thought-out do-able framework to lose weight over some months.

The book offers 100 recipes over 100 colourful pages, with a vegetarian and fish emphasis, although a handful of beef/lamb recipes are included. It has handy flaps front and rear as place-holders for current recipes.

As well as the recipes, the 5:2 approach is explained well, with top tips.
Two pages on ‘Give yourself a treat’ are useful intelligence – 50 snacks up to 50 cals, another 50 up to 100 cals.

Angela Dowden,… Read more
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This is a great book to listen to on audio. Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz has over 50,000 hours of experience of working with clients in both public and private spheres.

I can't agree with the reviewer who bemoans the shallow nature of the content - many deep aspects of human experience - suffering, endurance, courage, interior complexes - are touched on. Through referring to other authors, this book enables the reader to research other areas of interest.

A central quote for me was Karen Blixen "All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them", and the related idea that a fundamental human need is to realise that at least one other… Read more
Sid Meier's Civilization V by Take 2 Interactive
Sid Meier's Civilization V by Take 2 Interactive
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
From Civilisation 2 onwards, I've been a fan of this definitive strategy sim.

Civ 2 had engaging humourous video clips.

Civ 4's religion & espionage features shaped the game. Sound/video clips were emotive & satisfying, with a sense of human wisdom accruing early in human history.

Civ V represents one step forward and two steps back.
- Graphics are beautiful, though need a high-spec PC and graphics card.

- New hexagon tiles makes unit movement more fluid.

- Combat is more sophisticated. One unit per tile means that planning unit production, placement, movement is crucial.

- New "social policies" give a sense of… Read more

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