I own red

It’s fair to say that whilst I’m very much enjoying my new job that there was a mild, almost barely detectable mood of happiness when I left the office last night to begin a week’s break over Christmas and new year. Only those with a trained eye (possibly a seasoned police detective) would have spotted … More I own red


I’m a true believer that pretty much every cloud can (with the right attitude) be found to have a silver lining.  It’s all about perspective.  Today I was treated to a wonderful dose of this on my walk home from work as I strode past a large group of rowdy looking teenagers. They were all … More Baldy

Generous comment

I woke up very early this morning – most probably because I also went to bed very early.  I’ve noticed that a (probably inevitable) consequence of working all day AND fitting in 20,000 steps is meaning that on some days I’ve hit the sack at 8.30pm – which was what happened yesterday.  Ostensibly I’d planned … More Generous comment

An eye for detail

Last week I took another huge load of clothes to my chosen charity.  It’s always a bittersweet moment for me because although it’s all for a good cause none of what I have left now represents ‘old money’. Around 65% of the items in those bags were purchases made within the last six months.  It’s … More An eye for detail


It often says more about the person making a judgement of someone else than it does about the person they’re judging. We’re all basically a complex set of rules and mental flow charts designed (as we grow) to make sense quickly of the world around us. We categorise based on good or bad experience and because of … More Fatman!

Feeling shirty

Well it’s the start of December – the run up to Christmas – and for almost everyone in the western world it’s something of a hurdle to overcome with regard to food and drink indulgence. For my own part I think my head is very much ‘in the game’ at the moment, and SO FAR I’m not … More Feeling shirty

Appreciating freedoms

I was grocery shopping in Aldi yesterday morning. As budget shopping goes I’ve come to really appreciate the minimalism of the place and the sometimes bizarre apparel that they sell right next to the cherry tomatoes. If the zombie apocalypse strikes while I’m out shopping then I’d prefer to be in a grocery store that sells … More Appreciating freedoms

The rinds of life

Yesterday evening was not so great.  After my bath yesterday I sat for some time relaxing in the armchair of my bay window watching the sun go down, completely blissed out.  The only thing interrupting the sound of the waves was an occasional rumble from my stomach. I hadn’t eaten anything since midday – and … More The rinds of life

It’s all lies

Something that’s never ceased to amaze me is just how many people think it’s cool to hang out of a car and call someone names. It’s happened to me as long as I can remember – and in many ways it’s something I now accept as a fact of life, but can drastically change my mood. … More It’s all lies