Realign and refocus.

I’ve recently come back from a week of dog sitting in Portsmouth. I would say it was a holiday but sitting around watching TV in your brother-in-laws house is not quite on par with sitting on a beach drinking cocktails. It was nevertheless a great opportunity to catch up with as many people as possible…

6 Months in Devon (probably close to the name of a porno somewhere)

If there’s a clear example of my situation in Devon it’s that I have only written two blogs this year – including this one. Based on comprehensive studies on ants and prisoners we can successfully conclude that this is due to me being either really busy or really lazy. Shockingly both of these studies have…

Coming up for air.

What happened? I blacked out! Regular readers of my monthly updates that ran last year will have learnt that Lucy and I moved to Devon after many years in Portsmouth. Understandably there have been quite a few things going on what with moving house and starting new jobs and finding new places to walk Monty…

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…

Hidden in plain sight

A strange thing happened to me today as I walked back from town. At first I felt a headache but the pain quickly sent a jolt to my stomach that made me double over. A few people walked over to see if I was alright which was nice (though they probably would have left me…

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….

July Update

The picture is of some Japanese money I was given today. It’s the first time I’ve held a Japanese Banknote and they’re quite beautiful in their own way. Thank you to the kindly soul who gave them to us. You’ve helped us so much already. It’s been a real varied month. Some real stresses at…