Planning the adventure: Japan day 1

Nothing about the election? Nope. I have my thoughts and am enjoying reading about various political arguments but right now the thing you probably don’t need is another opinion on the snap election. So instead, lets talk about Japan! As you may well already know I’m finally heading out there with Lucy after many years…

March Update

Yes I know it’s the first of April but this is no joke. It’s my monthly update! 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Applied for three, two in the same department and didn’t get any interviews. Feedback from the first two were laughable – I had…

Thoughts on loss…

After moaning about feeling low last month I can sadly confirm that when you are already low, life will kick you down when you try to get back up. In this case my beautiful but slightly mental golden retriever decided he’d go AWOL on a dog walk and almost killed himself in the process. After…

February Update

February has flown by and I cannot believe we’re almost at the end of winter. The lighter mornings and evenings are have a dramatic impact on my overall energy but I have to say that this month been a bit pants. 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more…

January Update

One month has passed so how am I doing with my plans for 2017 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Applied for one role Friday – basically more money and new challenges within my current employer. My line manager suggested a couple of new roles that…

Doing it for the Kids?

I honestly have no idea whether I want a child. I’ve just read an article where someone described their childbirth as “…birthing a hurricane. A spiked mace. A heap of barbed wire…”. Why on earth would I want to put Lucy through that? The potentially horrific aspects of childbirth have been spelled out to me…

Goals for 2017

Yes it’s a cliché but I really want to set some goals for this year. It might work and it might not but I want to give it a go. Let’s get going. 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. This is open ended. I honestly have…

Why the student hall invasion of Commercial Road is no bad thing.

Portsmouth’s Commercial Road looks, at best, tired. A mismatch of interesting architecture and downright ugly shop fronts mix together to form one of the most average looking city centres I’ve seen. The failure of the northern quarter redevelopment is an utter joke and something needs to be done to improve the overall look of the…