“I’m back and ready to go,
From the rooftops shout it out, shout it out!”

Hello Dear Reader, So much to blog and yet so little planning. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we? Yup, I’ve hit that midway milestone that is 40 years. I was…. back in my late 30s, strangely concerned by this number. Which is, now I’m older, wiser (!) and in a different age bracket, unsure of what all the fuss was about. I still feel like I did in my 20s, although I’m a bit more sure of myself and there are a fair few more miles on the clock. Other than that, all is well. The odd thing is, when do I start planning for my mid-life crisis? I’ve done the motorbike, tattoo, long hair, earring and dodgy outfits… […]

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“Too much is not enough.
Nobody said this stuff makes any sense,
We’re hooked again.”

Hi, How’s it going with you? Me? Oh, a bit of a strange week – or perhaps more accurately, one of highs and lows. On the positive side, I’ve managed to pretty much clear my work do list and I’ve really managed to crack on with a few personal projects too. All good stuff really and unlike some work activities, they’ve been quite fun to do…. which makes a nice change! 😉 As it’s my birthday this coming week (yay me, but also a scary number. Eeek!), the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones has been kind enough to book us a cottage somewhere quiet. Plus my in-laws (outlaws?) have kindly offered to look the nippers…. as said offspring will be at […]

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“Don’t like to work, I just like to dream”

Hello one and all, So we’re the second week through the World Sports Day competitions. Team GB have done very well – or so I’ve heard via the news and chats with the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones. You know me and sport, walking is about my limit – maybe a bit of cycling – but watching it? Meh. Not that I’m not dead chuffed that our athletes have tried really hard. Anyways, with the sport being on and Wee Man’s new found enjoyment of computer games, I’ve been catching up on my reading. I think I’ve finished off three books and the reading’s been a pleasant break from the usual activities of web surfing, Facebooking, blogging and all round techno […]

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“Yep, I’d rather be called deadly, for my killer show-tune medley (Thank you!)
‘Cause way down deep inside, I’ve got a dream.”

Hello dear reader, How are things on Planet You? Matters at Jones Towers are a little chilly; not from the emotional view, but the physical. The Jones Mansion is undergoing renovation work – an extension to the Polo Lounge (!!) – so we’re without windows in certain parts of the house. Just the gentle breeze and occasional clap of canvas. Still, with luck, the builders will be back in to fit the necessary parts Saturday morning. I’m willing to forgo a Saturday lie-in for the sake of being able to feel my toes when I’m in the back of the house. 😉 Earlier in the week it was the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones’s birthday and armed with a shopping list, […]

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“Would you have liked a present too?”

Hey all, It’s a well worn phrase around this here blog, but this week really has gone by in a flash. I *think* I can remember Tuesday starting and suddenly, it’s Friday night. I’m sure it won’t be long in that I’ll blink and Wee Man will be visiting with his grandchildren. 🙂 It was the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones’ birthday just the other day and that, of course, meant shopping for pressies. Funny, but I do tend to worry a little when shopping for others. Yes, I do buy my nearest & dearest a fair bit, but it’s not a scatter gun approach. There is a method to the proverbial madness: keep an eye on what they’re using, listening […]

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