Wake up, Jones

Hi, To bother, or not to bother? That is the question. I’m not fully sure how to start today’s post and after two restarts, four paragraphs and watching a video with the line (below), I’m still no closer to paydirt…. I guess, it’s a combination of work stress and summer. I’m not great in hot weather. I’d like to think the odd Jones family bio-chemistry of Scots and distant Dutch blood, does not warm well. Heh, perhaps like UHT left out, I go a bit sour 😉 I seem to be drifting at the moment. Running through the cycle of wake, eat, school run, work, eat, work, home, eat, bedtimes, TV, sleep. I have little energy or interest, only the […]

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The Memory of Things

Hiya, Last weekend, the Ever Lovely Mrs J bought a new car. Well, new to us, anyway. What it is and that we’ve bought it, aren’t fully relevant to this post. What is, at least for me, is the concept of the memory of things. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a hoarder, although I’ve certainly got more stuff than I need and clothes that I wear. I do have clear outs. At least twice a year, I go through what I have and if I’ve not worn it for six months, or – and this is more usual – it doesn’t fit, out it goes. Despite that, there are some items I am loathed to get […]

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Gut-con One

Hi, It’s odd this blogging lark. I’ve pondering writing this entry for a little while and, I’ll be honest here, not one of the opening starting with a sweeping musical score, birds singing gaily in the trees (birds don’t have an issue with silly marriage exclusivity rules apparently) and bring sunshine dappled across the the rolls hills and forests. No, most of them where the pounding crunch of flat boots across the gravel of bones, the swish of a dark cape and a fanfare of sonorous brass…. Bugger. Even my darker moments are camp. 🙂 So, what’s the big deal? The Drama Du Jour? It all seems a bit silly, but then – as I’ve said elsewhere – emotions don’t […]

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“A m*****f***ing chain saw, what!!”

Gah! Seems I’ve moved on from ‘meh’. What’s this two posts in as many days? Well, strike while the distress is hot, I say. These last two days have been less than ideal. Not that anything bad has happened: my loved ones are all safe, there’s no Great Disaster looming….. well, I hope not. I know Kim’s thinking about kicking off, but really, just calm it down chap, okay? It’s not going to end well and really, a war? C’mon. Save the big talk and sabre rattling for another day. Turn the nuke plant off – unless you’re running the country’s AC with it – and have a look at Dorothy Perkins’ new stock. You’ll feel better for it. 🙂 […]

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“I’ve got no enthusiasm,
for burgers or computers”

Hello one and all, I shall be glad when this week is little but a memory. Not that it has been awful or scary, just one very long slog. It all started last week when my work computer – that’s at home – went pop. Yes, it’s an odd arrangement, in that the old kit that’s not recycled / broken up, ends up being used by employees for working remotely. Of course, the trouble with old equipment – regardless of brand – is that it can be a bit temperamental…. with emphasis on the temper and mental. I’ll try and keep the tale of IT Woe short. Let’s just say that I spent most evenings this week trying to get various bits […]

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