Apparently my blog has just turned two years old. Even though I know it’s true, I really find it hard to believe. Its not often I can stick with something like this for such a length of time, the internet is littered with the remnants of my many abandoned projects from over the years. Even though I’m not the most prolific of bloggers, lets face it my posts are few and far between, I still feel a slight sense of achievement for keeping this going.
It’s late, I’ve got work in a few hours and I should really be asleep. But here I am instead, failing to write yet another blog. I don’t quite understand what’s wrong with me at the moment.
We’re only 7 days into 2014 and Christmas already feels like a distant memory. Despite not being Christian, I truly love Christmas. To me Christmas isn’t about how many gifts you get or who spent the most money or someone’s imaginary friend’s birthday, it’s all about family, friends and spending time with the people who are important to you. It’s more or less the one time of year that people are actually allowed to put everything else on hold for a few days in order to relax and just be them selves, even if only for a little while. Modern life demands so much of us, forces us to conform and pushes us, often mindlessly, down paths laid out for us by other people. Christmas is a break from that, a welcome reminder that we’re people.
Usually I love flicking through YouTube looking for new cool, interesting, clever, funny things but tonight all its really doing is driving home just how talentless I actually am……
It’s Saturday and I’m in bed relaxing with my tablet, my partner is sleeping next to me and its just getting day light out. It really doesn’t get much better than moments like these.
It’s getting pretty close to midnight and I’m relaxing in bed with my tablet, pretty much as I do every night. My mind can’t help but wander back across the last few weeks and realistically they’ve been awesome. Me and my fiancé have been making progress in getting our little house to where we want it to be, we’re currently very close to finishing our new bathroom. In a little over 2 weeks our new boiler, smart controls and smart metres will be up and running and we will finally have working hot water and central heating. Though they might not seem like much, to us these are fairly large steps and they have taken us months to be able to be in the position where we can make them happen.
That’s not to say the last few weeks have been nothing but work and DIY, we have actually had a lot of fun. We’ve been to Halloween parties, visited a castle, seen a Viking battle, enjoyed one of the best fireworks displays in the country, been out to the cinema, had meals out and even attended our very first comiccon. I feel like a very lucky person to be able to actually do all those cool things and I feel even more lucky that I have an amazing partner who is happy to do them with me.
The old saying “I work to live not live to work” that so many people use to justify their working lives, has no meaning in this modern world. We have to give so much ourselves over to our working life, in order to just survive, that the truth of the situation has simply become “I work to work” there is no longer room for people to have a life.
Work… Killer of dreams, taker of souls. You tempt us with promises of life and wealth but all you give is disappointment and depression.
Autumn is well and truly here and I am glad to see it back, I love the autumnal weather, I love the short days, I love the cloudy skys, I love the rain.
I had every intention of writing a proper blog tonight, instead I wrote the shitty thing below and now I feel far too frustrated to actually write any more.
In a little over 18.5 hours I shall be on my holidays for two whole weeks and it really feels like it’s been a long time coming. In a little over 36 hours I shall be arriving in Whitby, where I am spending the first week of my holidays. I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to spend some time exploring the surrounding area.
Currently for sale on Preloved - Unfortunately due to work commitments we will not be able to give our lovely black Pug all the attention she needs. She is 5 years old, KC registered with papers, but has been spayed. She is adorable …
Please help me find a new home for my little pug, We’d love nothing more than to keep her but we just don’t have the time to give her the attention she deserves.