1 year on…

Lucy and I have been in Devon for just over a year and it has been undeniably hard at times. On the social-media-surface our life generally appears all sunshine and rainbows; pictures of us enjoying the beach, Monty grinning like a lunatic, friends visiting us from here and across the country. We have been very…

December Update (and Farewell to 2017)

So this is the end of 2017. If you have been patiently reading these updates then you’ll be relieved to know this is the final one. I’ve had a pretty amazing year overall and there is so much more to talk about than just eight simple points. But for now, let’s see how I did….

November Update

Yes these blogs are getting later. No I don’t care because life has been busy. Here’s the reasons why: 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Got a bank staff role at a regional university, that will (hopefully) give me some money when I move down in…

October (and September) Update

Yes this is two months of updates in one but I have a Japan sized excuse for not posting an update at the end of September. To compensate though I have a lot of updates to tell you! In fact it feels like I will have ticked off this whole list by the end of…

August Update

Birthdays, road trips, bank holidays and other adventures. August was nice and busy.  The sun shone by the end of it but despite all the rain I’ve had some pretty lovely days with friends and family. As for the goals: 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable….

Thought: We can’t all ‘win’ at life.

“Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.” ― Ryōkan I love this…

June Update

Flaming June seems apt for a month where half the nights seemed to be insufferably hot. I enjoyed some wonderfully sunny days and some great times with friends and family. Especially Pete who paid a (mostly) surprise visit from New Zealand! The summer really is a time to try and heal our dreary souls from…

The mood of the world is boiling but there is always hope.

Hans Rosling was a brilliant human. His TED talk from a few years ago highlighted the impact that ignorance has on our lives. Didn’t bother watching? That’s fine. The TL;DR version is that you’re probably a fucking idiot and you should stop overreacting over many issues of the world. Everything is, generally, getting better. Hooray! Feel…

April Update

Four Months in and how am I doing? Apart from the fact that we’re in May and I’m writing about April…I blame my recent Birthday. Anyway! 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Last month I admitted defeat on this one; at least for the time being….