Oh, hello February

Alright me duckies, how are we all? You may notice that things look a bit different. I’ve gone a bit old skool, drawing inspiration from some seriously old layouts of mine. Kudos if you have been around long enough to remember the originals. I’ve not finished faffing with it but it’ll do for now. Or… read more →

30 things before I’m thirty: so far

As I said yesterday, because of the big time difference between me starting my “30 things before I’m thirty” list and actually publishing it, I’ve already completed two of the things on my list… albeit with some confusion and/or not quite in the way I’d originally anticipated! First to be completed: Go on a proper… read more →

30 things before I’m thirty

I started writing this “30 things before I’m thirty” list in a draft in January, but what with one thing and another never got round to finishing it. Here’s my original list… Learn to swim Actually complete a parkrun (that should probably be “actually take part in a parkrun”) Volunteer … somewhere, anywhere, just volunteer!… read more →

Manifesto for Life

I will not settle for just-about-surviving in bad relationships for the sake of others. I will not model ‘making do’ to my children. I will climb a mountain and more if it means achieving my goals. I will not let other’s opinions stop me from being happy. I will allow myself to be vulnerable around… read more →

Sunday, Day of Rest

It doesn’t matter what religion you follow, what your culture is or even your geographical location, I think most of the world treats Sunday as the ‘day of rest’. Most businesses are closed, shops have reduced opening hours and so on. In England, Sunday is also very widely seen as the day when all the… read more →

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Busy with Family

My Dad has been over since Saturday so I’ve been spending time with him. Not enough time/energy to blog, but will update ‘properly’ or at least with something interesting later on this week. Probably Thursday, after I’ve got back from work and the piles of client correspondence and e-mail that has been collecting in my… read more →

Inspiration from Frustration

I’ve had a totally shit day where nothing seemed to go right, nobody seemed to be able to help and I’ve got to get a list of things to get done by the end of tomorrow that I’ll probably not have time to do… and yet there’s nothing like coming home, saying hello to the… read more →

Bloody Maniac Drivers

One of the questions I get asked most in life — aside from “why are you so brilliant Jem?” — is why don’t I drive? Apart from the obvious, in that I can see my work front door from my front door, I really don’t think the world needs another maniac on the road. On… read more →

What a Year…

If someone had approached me at the beginning of this year and said “this, this and this is going to happen” I’d have probably laughed in their face because 2006 has been so… life-changing! In so many ways, I think this year really was the start of my life as a grown-up. Around January I… read more →