The day began with a shower, a shave, washing up, tidying up, and a valiant attempt to pick a few things up in the living room. I’m not quite sure why I bothered, because the kitchen, lounge, and hallway in our house always looks like either an earthquake just happened, or our house was searched… Continue reading Preparing to Travel
Two weeks to think about as little as possible. Most people would be pouring a drink out this evening. I’m on my third (or fourth) pint of water today. I’ve lost count. I drank two cans of cider after work last night, and have paid for it all day with a banging headache. I’m rubbish… Continue reading Decompression
Finally the Weekend
I’m having the quietest of quiet days today, and counting down the days until I stop work for two weeks. In-between all the usual household chores, we will escape to the coast for a few days to visit my parents. There’s something about the air at the coast - it feels different than at home.… Continue reading Finally the Weekend
Challenges, Westworld, and Spaghetti Bolognese
Today has been a difficult day. A work project suffered a setback, and while nobody in particular did anything “wrong”, you can’t help wondering if there was something you could have done that might have resulted in a different outcome. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I don’t typically write about work, so I’ll leave it… Continue reading Challenges, Westworld, and Spaghetti Bolognese
Watching Wembley from Afar
The greater part of my family travelled to Wembley Stadium today, and witnessed England win the European cup. While the game was going on I checked in on the score from time to time, and convinced myself that my life-long hoodoo about causing anything I root for to lose was still in effect. I saw… Continue reading Watching Wembley from Afar
What part will you play?
It’s been a bit of a week. Over the last few days one of my cousins started posting online about a hospital visit to check something potentially serious. It’s all been a bit cloak-and-dagger, and a bit awkward. It’s difficult sometimes to just go with what people feel comfortable sharing. Then last night we got… Continue reading What part will you play?
A Hummy Sort of Day
In the book "The House at Pooh Corner", Christopher Robin asks Winnie the Pooh what he likes best in the whole world. Pooh answers: What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying "What about a little something?" and Me saying, "Well, I shouldn't mind… Continue reading A Hummy Sort of Day
A Quiet Day
Today has been a quiet day. A quiet day was needed. A day to rest and collect thoughts. After over-sleeping this morning I wandered downstairs for a shower and a shave. While wandering around the kitchen with a toothbrush hanging from my mouth, I looked out at the garden and thought "I've been putting off… Continue reading A Quiet Day
Ends and Beginnings
My middle daughter officially finished college yesterday. She’s not going to university, so is heading off into the world. While she has her mind set on a career in the police, we’re trying to slow her down a bit - encouraging her to take a year out, go work some different jobs, and live a… Continue reading Ends and Beginnings