20/20 Hindsight

Hi, Given the AI revolution of smarter software and whatnot, I’m wondering how long before we get an app that starts to look for patterns of where things may not go well. You may think I’m talking about a particular political situation in the UK, but let’s not for I will add little to the debate and much has been said about it already. 🙂 On Wednesday I popped home for lunch and let both doggos out to stretch their legs – and more importantly – let them spend a penny outside. While they were sniffing in the garden and enjoying the turn of the seasons, I nipped upstairs and tried on a few outfits. Suitably pleased with some choices – […]

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Plodding on

Hi, Well, the good news is that things are ticking over. Much as I still feel the guilt around what I’ve done, what I’ve noticed is that I’m calmer at home and at work. It feels a bit as if something has unlocked with me, or perhaps, that the flame of anger has turned down to a low heat. Given I can’t go back or magically recarpet my pins, I’m going to have to accept, face the consequences, and hope for the best. But, enough about that. Blogging, for me at least, is a bit of a strange beast. Let’s skip over the innuendo around a strange beast’s bits though, eh? 😉 I think I’ve posted at various times about […]

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Disquiet

Hi, That’s another working week in the bag. Hello, weekend! 🙂 Earlier in the week, a friend recently invited me to a meditation class he was running and I made the effort to go. I’m no guru (no pun intended) but I’m finding it useful, even if I’m not quite as relaxed as I probably could be during each session. Still, at least I’m not nodding off or snoring. Oh, the shame! 😀 So I’m sat knelt on a cushion with my eyes shut. I drift off and just listen to the sounds from outside: birdsong, the wind, and the ripple of water nearby. All quite good and helpful. As I start to relax more my inner negative voice kicks in […]

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Time to move on?

Hi, I don’t know about you dear reader, but for me, there’s nothing quite like a week with your family to help set some perspective. Where we live is quite the rural idyll and by quirks of geography, we escape much of the rougher weather. With that in mind, the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I have had many dog walks together. Wee Man has had space and time to relax and play his guitar while we’re out. Little Miss has entertained herself with gaming or reading. We’ve been out on day trips and had good times together, so it’s been a very pleasant break. I, perhaps foolishly, checked my work email to remove some of the crap before I […]

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“Like a lawn that’s seen better days…”

Hair loss. Now, what did Billy Connolly say about these? With the weather slowly turning to Spring, I’m finding I’m no longer sporting the all-important cosy hat. Okay, not a literal cosy but perhaps not far from it. 🙂 Much as it’s nice to feel the sun on my face, I’m sometimes conscious of the feeling of the wind through my lack of hair. You see *ahem* back in the day, I had long hair. Sure, it was a faff and meant a bit of upkeep, but it was very much part of who I was. Even when I had it cut, that felt more me than if I look at the buzzcut I have now. On bad days it […]

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