Monthly Archives: April 2016

Good weekend

That was a pretty good weekend.  Managed to pack in a fair bit.

Friday after work was a leaving do for a colleague, he’s emigrating to Australia, but taking a few months to traipse round SE Asia before he gets there.  From engineering tech to superstar dj.  Bit of a career change, and good on him.

Saturday started with the usual guitar lesson, before heading to Paisley for the food festival which took place outside the beer festival in the town hall.  Later, Karen went to see a friend, and I went to see Dan Reed playing in Ivory Blacks.  Once again another great night.

Yesterday, we caught up with some friends for a late lunch and a drink, and ended up losing track of time.  Later, back at the house, we ended up vegging in front of the tv watching Filth.

All in all a pretty good weekend.

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Lately I’ve been thinking about life in general, and I’ve come to the conclusion that while my work life has got more interesting lately, I need to work on saving, as there’s more, much more to life that slogging away just to be able to pay for a couple of weeks abroad every year.

I’m determined that I’m not going to waste what’s left of my life, and I’m going to get out and do what makes me happy.  So with that in mind, the de-cluttering continues, and once I’m back from the trip to Vietnam for my 50th, the saving begins.  The more I can avoid spending on stuff that just clutters up my life, the more I’ll save to allow me to retire early.  Very early.  I’m not looking to have a vast sum, just enough to get by and not worry where the next meal is coming from.

This may sound unrealistic, but we all need a dream to aspire to, for if we don’t have that, what do we have?

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Getting things in balance

The title is a bit of a pun.  I’ve bought a balance board.
I used to skateboard (still have one), have recently got a longboard, and used to snowboard, so when this popped up on Gumtree, I thought (a) it’ll be fun, and (b) good for core conditioning.  So yeah, I bought a balance board, and so far it’s fun.  Lots of fun.



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Books of late

So I’ve been multi-tasking on the reading front (a book at home, a book on the commute, a book in work, a book by the bed etc etc etc, the result of which is I’ve managed to finish a few books all within a couple of days of each other.

So here’s the tally:-

The Tao of the Dude by Oliver Benjamin

The Lanterne Rouge (the story of the last man in the Tour de France) by Max Leonard

The Eighth Court by Mike Shevedon

Porno by Irvine Welsh

So that’s cleared up a bit of a backlog and allowed me to start on Pulp by Charles Bukowski

Next up is either going to be Dance With Dragons Pt2 or some Neil Gaiman.


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Yoga pt2

So last night was the second yoga class since I decided to give it a go again, and I’m glad to discover that yes, I actually do enjoy it now for it’s own sake, and not as a means to an end like the first time round*

So, happy days 🙂


(*when I first dabbled with yoga, I wasn’t actually interested in it in itself, but rather as a means to get more flexible for karate)

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