Among the things I don’t actually know to be scientifically proven but assume to be true based on observation, risk-addiction doesn’t appear to be genetic. Some people do a lot of crazy, scary, dangerous, adventurous, amazing, story-worthy things with their lives. Some don’t. I, unfortunately, am firmly ensconced within the second group, where I am […]
Dear mind, dear body, dear soul, Yes it sucks. Yes, it hurts. Yes it’s hard. Know what though? We’re carrying on. We’re not going to stop or give up or collapse or breakdown. We can go slower if you like. But we’re not stopping. There’s a long way to go yet. Sometimes, like when hunting […]
“It’s in a cup so you don’t look weird” – Dad. I was drinking apple juice. Everyone else was having tea. Black tea. The English sort with milk. The sort the sanity of the country, or at least my family, depends on. The sort everyone makes and offers you whenever anything happens, big or small, […]
I swung my legs over the side of the bed and sat on the edge while she waved her hands about. “…your body wants to flow, you see,” she said, “it’s being held in place at the moment, but it isn’t happy. That’s why you have so many stressed and tightened muscles. You’re more like […]
I’ve just been jolted out of an uneasy sleep in an uncomfortable aircraft seat by a food trolley. The absent minded trolley pusher rammed the trolley into my knee. I can only imagine it wasn’t intentional, so I can’t really be cross, even if it a) hurt, and b) woke me up. It seems like […]
I don’t agree with Ronan Keating – I think life’s more like a pinball machine than a roller coaster..
Ok, I get it. You don’t like goodbyes. I don’t think I know anyone who particularly enjoys them. You were – and are – well and truly finished here, you did your time, you ate the cake, you packed your coffee cup, you were ready to leave. There’s no real sensible reason to hang about […]
I just spent the best part of 2 hours in a queue 50+ people long, waiting for someone to give me a ticket number for an approximate-time appointment in October… Gotta love beaurocrats!
– Thanks Ed Sheeran for the title 😉 – This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a week*. I can’t say I didn’t have time, because I had as much time as in any other week, I just used it for other things… 😉 I think it’s going to be a long […]
I can’t work well at work. I have a problem with people watching me, and since a lot of people seem to want to spend their day sitting at my workbench I spend a lot of time not working at my best. It’s not my workshop, so I can’t banish them, but I can’t work […]
I’m too sleepy to write as much as I’d like to on this, but it’s been a theme running through several conversations this week. If what we say isn’t always what they hear, then maybe what we hear isn’t what they said…….. (/what they meant)