Welcome . . .

Mike Jackson

. . . to my personal blog, A Balanced Diet.

This blog does not have a single theme. I write about anything that takes my fancy but many posts are about travel (the many countries I have visited, or visits to National Trust and English Heritage properties here in the UK), international agricultural research and academia (where my career took me), and politics. You can see links to these and other pages on the side-bar to the right.

The blog allows me to combine two of my hobbies: writing and photography. I’ve been writing it almost nine years, publishing more than 580 posts (more than one a week!), for a total of almost 640,000 words.

Just search Recent Posts, or the various Tags and Categories, on the right-hand side-bar. There’s a Search function as well. Recently, I’ve been doing some housekeeping, and opened a few more pages dedicated to specific themes. You can also find these in the right-hand column.

Click on many of the images in the various blog posts to open a larger version. And images included in a gallery will open as a slideshow when you click on any of them.

It’s not always possible to keep track of broken links. Sometimes videos are removed on YouTube, or web sites moved or taken down. Please drop me a line in the comments box if something doesn’t work as it should. 

If you’d like to know a little more about me, just go to the next page (or listen to many stories in my own words).



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