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
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!
A dilemma - seeing a stray dog on the street on my way to work. I couldn't leave the wagging tailed smiling staffie, he was too close to a dual carriageway. Fast driving, unforgiving morning drivers and cute happy staffies don't mix. Personally, I'm not keen on a dog with a bigger jaw than me … Continue reading Wandering pet – worried or wistful?
Shortly I will be husband to my beautiful tee. When I did the prickle in time blog it all seemed so far away, a wonderful vision built on thoughts of how the wedding will flow. Those thoughts are now becoming a reality with the wedding being three weeks away. Numbers booked and changed and booked … Continue reading 3 weeks
A couple of months back my beautiful bride to be asked if we could rehome an older cat. Tina had visited Ty Nant cat sanctuary to hand over provisions for the animals. Tee is a huge animal lover and part of the reason why she is so special to me. Tee was asked if she … Continue reading The cat who would not give up
An almost silent and distant hum of a car approaching. I was in my bed, at age 10, counting sheep was not helping. Don't get me wrong I can count, but my sleep wasn't coming by counting those little cute fence jumping sheep. The sound got a bit louder, closer. I lived on a hill, … Continue reading What comes, then goes
I met the mother of my future bride in 2008, a lovely warm and generous person. The only person she wasn't generous to, was herself. Tony was her husband, I liked him he was likeable, he loved Denise in his own way, he wasn't one to shout his love from the rooftop. Unfortunately he fell … Continue reading After loss comes recluse, or does it?
What feels like a lifetime ago, it was on this day that I and most of my classmates, and those who came before and after us dreaded..the first day back at school, after a long lazy summer. In a time when age was important, by confirming our age in quarters. "No I'm not 12, I'm … Continue reading First day back
I've worked in some places where it feels the culture is to be critical, whether it's a colleague, a process, the boss, stationary control even. What on earth are they saying about me when my back is turned! I've had colleagues stare at me in downright condemnation for being complimentary of a colleague who's being … Continue reading Time to applause
I was walking with tee and one of her clients, a beautiful husky called Boris. Finally we have a lovely warm sunny day, so the three of us are making the most of the weather when I came across this. Ok it's not the best but the memories of proper rope swings was a … Continue reading Rope swings