In '82 the clash sang about the decision to leave or stay. Sounded like a troubled relationship. Leave her (miss her), stay and have her (bags of troubles) - I'd have left personally. If the relationship isn't harmonious it is just repeating noise. And talking of noise my cross training workout was unexpectedly interrupted when … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go
I love new experiences but some are so random that whoever you tell has that slight sparkle of skepticism in their eyes. But here goes. I stopped at Morrison's on my way home to get some bits and pieces. The hot chicken counter had an offer on thighs so I picked them up to shred … Continue reading Those unexpected things
While he doesn't like blogs I hope Alex will allow a hall pass on this one. I've worked with Alex for 4 months, I am new in my job and new to the industry, but Alex has years of experience and is generous with sharing that knowledge. Something I will always be appreciative for. He gets … Continue reading Alex
It is the little things that nark me lately - if they are little. There are certainly more important things to be focusing on. Unity on all the 'isms, famine, homelessness, terrorism the sad list snakes on. Although focusing on the good stuff is equally important as it reminds us of our humanity. I love … Continue reading My journey to work today
Funny what brings the past back. I was helping to deliver some of our community newspapers to a local store. The initial batch had gone like hot cakes - kudos to my colleague Lucy. The store is one of many in the local area that is a drop-off point for the paper and as I … Continue reading Branch, paper, gate – repeat.
Bonnie is a batty cat. 17 years she has been on Earth. A cat famed with self-hiss syndrome - she has entertained. I literally saw her hiss at her own tail. Her own tail! Tina had her from a new born kitten along with the sadly departed Buster. This was way before I was on … Continue reading 84 and still purring – sometimes hissing
Maybe it wasn't a planes, trains and automobile experience. But like John Candy and Steve Martin's mission to get home for thanksgiving - so was our determination to get to our destination. My colleague Gareth and I were heading to a team away day with our Dutch colleagues in Holland. It was all smoothly planned … Continue reading Indirect flights and their direct experiences
Growing up in the eighties, the Sinclair C5 was such a want of mine. The future, now. The dream of driving a futuristic car kept the tips of my fingers tingling with anticipation. The C5 could beat two on a trike - a memorable headline - it just stoked my fire. A cool white electrically … Continue reading Two words from my childhood mind’s desire – Sinclair C5
I felt like a sleepy mole leaving his hole. Bleary-eyed, my mind struggled to understand the sensation on my skin, and the blinding light hitting my retinas. Wait, that really hot thing in the sky is, wait, the sun! Finally, spring is here. Goodbye dark rainy nights, the beast is back in the east. Hearty … Continue reading Spring has sprung!
I love random unscripted conversations. So my hair was looking like I was wearing three hats - which was two months overdue a cut. I tried a different hairdresser to my usual barber. Closer to work so more convenient. They suggested a different style. A peaky blinder cut, different to my usual lazy spiky look. … Continue reading Cutting talks