Tuesday, 9 February 2010


I can't let this piece of research go by without remark. I was in bed the other night. It's what you do at three and four a.m. What you also do is sleep, or you're supposed to. But I had a bad back and every time I turned over I woke myself up. But you didn't want to know that. You might not want to know what I was doing, instead of sleeping. But I'm going to tell you anyway. (Oh do behave please, RosieScribble!)

It was this: I was listening to the radio. BBC World Service to be precise. It's something I often do if I'm having trouble sleeping. Works every time. Not that the programme are boring or anything. Far from it. I usually find them really interesting and fight to stay awake to listen to them. Which usually leads to one thing: falling back to sleep. Which is the whole point of the exercise, of you think about it. So, there you have it. My tried-and-tested cure for insomnia. Forget counting sheep. Don't take the tablets. All you need is a little radio and some comfortable ear-phones.

But I digress. The other morning, just as I was drifting off I heard this. Get it quick. It only lasts a week on BBC iPlayer. Or, if you prefer, you can read about it here.

About what? I hear you ask.

This, dear reader, this:

And don't worry. If you have a bit too much and do fall over, it won't matter - because your bones will be much stronger.

Bottoms up!
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