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Mini Q2 review

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve actually sat down and committed keyboard to screen. It’s not that the intention hasn’t been there - it has been, several times. Well most weeks if I’m honest, but I have this nasty habit …

Un nouveau départ

Alors, je suis ici. Un nouveau départ. J’ai eu quelques nouveaux départs sur ce site au fil des ans. Mais, celui-ci est différent. Cette fois, je vais essayer d’ecrire en français tous les nuits. Ou du moins, plusieurs nuits. Est-ce que …

2024-03-31

It’s Sunday night and I sit on the boy’s bedroom floor to write this evening. It’s a long weekend thanks to Easter so it’s day three with the family and the cracks are well and truly starting to show. And that’s before …

2024-03-23

I am tired. Exhausted even. Both physically and mentally. I would really like some escapism right about now. I think that this has been my problem ever since escaping to Mexico back in September. Now I’m aware of what is out there. Previously, …

2024-03-09

I’ve been slacking off a little bit in recent weeks with actually sitting down to write. As is usual a little of life gets in the way of blocking a good thing but the important thing is that I’m back and making an effort to get back in …

Eight Sleep Pod & Cover - Why I returned it

This week has been punctuated by two entirely separate and yet equally frustrating streams. Background As a nerd, and someone that was deeply involved in the biohacking space for a few years, my OCD has enjoyed trying to optimize unnecessary parts of …

2024-02-03

The inevitable finally happened. For the last week or two I’ve been hanging around a new project at work, keeping half an eye on it in anticipation of me having to step in at some point. Invariably, the timelines have moved up and my “one day in a …

2024-01-27

It finally happened. The grandparents have left the country and I have to say that this time around it has been surprisingly underwhelming. In times prior there has been some sort of relief or change in temperature. I remember that last time they …

2024-01-20

For the second week you find me poolside. My late 2023 habit of writing my weekly entry court-side of basketball practice seems to have well and truly supplanted by swim classes. No matter. What matters is having a few moments strung together to put …

2024-01-11

Mortality A podcast has had me reflecting recently. Maybe journaling in this semi public venue where anyone with the way-with-all could seek it out and read along with my life. Well, is that such a selfless task? Is it perhaps just another way of …

2023-12-24

I may have missed my weekly journalling slot last week, I had gotten in the habit of simple using the time when the big guy was at basketball practice to sit down and pen some thoughts on my phone. However, with the end of basketball, I suddenly had …

Dumpster diving & retrieval of Wordpress content

Backing things up

2023-12-10

No denying it now, winter is officially here. Last Sunday the snow kept coming and we awoke to around 40cm on the ground. As expected it took the city a little time to deal with the first snow of the year. The little guy too has also struggled with …

2023-12-03

Looks like the snow is with us. A strong wind from the north is bringing with it a little snow. The weather forecast has a prediction of 15cm this evening. Unavoidable I suppose, but still no less depressing. I think the seasonal mood is kicking in. …

2023-11-26

Sunday, Bloody Sunday as U2 famously sang. Or is it sung? Not that this Sunday has anything to do with political killings- more just a sentiment of “oh another of these”. Family The good lady wife is currently in Vancouver with her bridesmaids as …

2023-11-20

Midweek journaling! Look at this! Truthfully, between meetings over the last day or two I’ve taken the time to investigate a new framework for my website. None of the bells and whistles. Just a minimal barrier between writing and getting something …

2023-11-19

Tool I sit here, this Sunday morning with the last Tool album on. It’s funny how some bands can take a 13 year hiatus and yet have the discography feel seamless. The reason of course is that I’m going to see them live tonight. I missed them back in …

2023-11-12

Funny how this daily journaling has deteriorated. Finding ten minutes a day to be alone with my thoughts and without distraction is surprisingly difficult. Nevertheless this ritual of coming to basketball practice and writing once a week whilst the …

2023-11-05

I slept well last night. After Friday night’s excess of drinking left me feeling pretty empty a solid night was on the docket, but these days a good night of sleep often leaves me groggy. I don’t quite know what to accredit it to, but I don’t recall …

2023-10-30

Another day of revisiting this daily writing! LOL! I think it’s been 10 days since the last time I managed to write anything. But in my defence life happened and I got busy again. I could talk about the steering committee with the big client that …

2023-10-22

Another Sunday morning and another opportunity to be sat with my thoughts, as the rain pours and the eldest attempts to play basketball at the Y. I say attempts, as his hand/eye coordination is still astoundingly bad. During one of his assessments …

2023-10-19

Didn’t quite make it to writing a journal entry last night. Truth is I was doing a different sort of writing until around 9 o’clock in the evening. And at that point, I had to put it down because my eyes were going square. But I’m a little nervous …

2023-10-17

Well today I didn’t do anywhere near the amount of writing that I had set out to do. One of the clients that I had previously worked on has put out a request for proposal out. However, somewhat unreasonable despite this modern day and age, apparently …

2023-10-14

Urgh! Here we are again. Another disgusting mood I can’t shake. I’m starting to think that there’s something seriously wrong with the way that I’m doing weekends. I mean it’s no real coincidence, how many data points do I really need? Every week is …

2023-10-13

Okay so I’m high, and about 60 seconds ago when I remembered/ thought it was a good idea to journal, I thought I had an amazing opening line. But unfortunately, what with the aforementioned high-ness it seems to have passed me by. Today wasn’t a very …

2023-10-12

So where are we at today? I don’t know really. For as long as I can remember I’ve had a bit of mental prejudice against Thursdays. A long way from the start of the week, but without the excitement of Friday for the weekend. Perhaps I’m just stuck …

2023-10-11

Another day, another dollar. Getting back into the office is good for me. Good for my mental health at least. Not so good for my general productivity. It’s an interesting thing being old enough to remember working in an office which required a …

2023-10-10

A little bit of an extended hiatus. It just goes to show how fragile some of these do-good habits are. Like meditation, language learning or healthy eating. The only way I have stuck with any of them is through a sheer grit and determination. Not …

2023-09-21

Last night I took my boss out for a drink. Well strictly speaking it wasn’t “a drink”, and it wasn’t my boss so much as the boss of the whole company. Yes, perhaps out of frustration, perhaps as a hail Mary or perhaps just as …

2023-09-20

I’m not sure if I’m actually any good at this whole journaling thing. I’ve been doing the attempted daily thing for about a month now and I’m not entirely sure what my hit rate was like. It was okay. But it was certainly far from the daily target I …

2023-09-18

Well I’m not crazy. And I’m not a dog person either. My previous exposure to meetings that suddenly took a Francophone bent were previously of the sort where I was the sole Anglophone in the area. Today was my first lower management meeting were an …

2023-09-17

Sunday night and it was a wash out. Not in the “it was wet outside” sort of way, but the excessive exposure to alcohol and a touch of CBD allowed the disease in that has been tickling my nose for the last few days. Disease kept the little one from …

2023-09-15

Another day, another dollar. Yesterday turned out to a bit of one. It’s certainly felt like a long week this week. Enough for me to be reaching for a whisky on a Thursday night - which due immediate attention from the newly arrived in-laws …

2023-09-13

Well my day in a rapper’s entourage is over and what a weird experience it was. Hilariously, I found out that there was a Rue Ryan AND an Avenue Ryan in the city some 15 km apart on different sides of the airport. So there was a hundred dollar taxi …

2023-09-12

I’m actually nervous this morning. I haven’t felt this way in a long time. It’s like that feeling I used to get in high school on the day of the exam. A sort of apprehension that something big is going to happen but also a quiet resolve that the work …

2023-09-11

I’ve been thinking about parenting a lot recently. Having a new puppy in my life is an odd contrast to the traditional parenting that I know. Puppies come with the all the energy, curiosity and hyperactivity that comes from a toddler on a sugar high. …

2023-09-10

Today I accidentally ran a top 3 half marathon time. Which isn’t all that surprising considering it was only the third time that I’ve actually completed a half. I completed a few more 18+ km runs last summer in the build up to race day. But after …

2023-09-09

I’ve been thinking about friendship a little recently. I heard a story of a fraternity brothers that had known each other now for four decades. Last month, one of the brothers was taken early by a quick and painful fight with cancer. The other 4 …

2023-09-08

Maybe it is sleep debt, maybe it is stress and adrenaline leaving the system. But either way, even after an objectively good night (so says the sleep tracker), I feel terrible. Well not terrible per se. It’s more of a zombie like grogginess. The sort …

2023-09-07

My skip boss used the words “I’ll see if the jet is available” today. In so few words have I rarely had such a realization that someone isn’t concerned about the pieces on the board because they are playing an entirely different game. The context …

2023-09-06

What a terrible day. I genuinely haven’t felt this angry. Sustained. Through the whole day in what feels like forever. I’ve had bouts of frustration. I’ve been frustrated. But I haven’t felt a genuine anger and unjustness like this since I’ve been in …

2023-09-05

And with the start of September comes the summer heatwave that never happened. Temperatures have suddenly jumped into the 30s and with humidity around 90% it feels around 40. It’s the sort of weather that makes me instantly grateful for air …

2023-09-03

It’s before six on a Sunday morning and as I look out of the window I can see the sky start to slowly fade and lose the only black in favour of a grey/blue hue. Why am I awake? Well, because pet ownership is not all it’s cracked up to be. The silly …

2023-09-01

Another excellent networking event thanks to the Avansai boys. I don’t quite know what it is that makes for a good networking night. Maybe it’s a case that I’m previously tormented by past experiences of bad events. But perhaps the mindset is …

2023-08-30

Well it is coming up on two business days since I interviewed over at that finance company. I guess that means that they are not interested - or that their recruitment process is completely unlike their ultra-low latency network. Not that it matters. …

2023-08-29

Today I cried a little. Not a lot. But a little. Just something about the day. The last few days warranted it. Today I just had 14 consecutive hours of drilling. A constant stream of interruptions, nagging, pointless observations on the world and …

2023-08-28

Today was the first day with a puppy in my life. I never had animals as a kid. I mean there were briefly goldfish in an old pond - but the lack of feeding and responsibilities associated with that hardly counts - especially considered the few weeks …

2023-08-27

Looking at this it looks like I failed to write anything yesterday - which ironically I thought about a lot yesterday but didn’t act upon because I had assumed that I had already written it in the morning. Which means that with two failures in the …

2023-08-25

The Bye family (possibly annual) retreat, that I decided to call it as of about 5 seconds ago is going astoundingly well. The search criteria was to have it within about an hour of the city and to have as little fuss as possible. Therefore to find an …

2023-08-23

Another day. This is what they call writers block. Sitting down to a blank page and starting to write - regardless of whether I feel like there is anything to actually say. Today is a Wednesday, which it is one week since I had my wisdom tooth …

2023-08-22

Okay, so I’m calling it. I think I’m having a midlife crisis. I’ve avoided putting a label on it for a while, but I don’t know what else to call it. It’s becoming arduous to keep referring to a growing sense of …

2023-08-21

Another day, another dollar. I’m trying a new thing today - I’m writing in the evening. We’re in that false sense of quiet stage in the lull about half an hour before bed, when the kids are largely winding down and into a screen or …

2023-08-19

You ever have one of those days where you realize that your brain is just a little bit broken? I’m having one of those days. The family and I were in a local discount supermarket and as we walk past the dish soap I see that an on-shelf …

2023-08-20

Sunday morning writers block. It was going to happen sooner or later, but I assumed it would be a little later than three days into the exercise. Then again, this is sort of the whole point of the exercise - to write even when there’s nothing …

2023-08-18

Where to begin? I recently was browsing through YouTube and got to the bottom of all of the usual suspects and started into the random suggestions. Whereupon one of the first recommendations was something with an outrageously clickbaity title of …

Letters to grandma - December 2020

As is often customary for this time of year, I thought it would cathartic to sit down and compose some of my thoughts and reflections upon the year that was 2020. The year, that many will wish to forget, but are likely to keep repeating for years to …

Letters to grandma - April 2020

You join me today as we approach week 7 of quarantine. I recently discovered that quarantine actually comes from the Italian word for “forty”. Back through the Middle Ages, when Venice was the trade capital of the world, they blocked travellers from …

Letters to grandma - March 2020

I had hoped to sit down and actually write to you a little earlier and then maybe include my letter with your birthday card, but then life happens and things get away from us a little bit. It feels like life doesn’t really ever slow down, so much as …

Letters to grandma - January 2020

I know that I said that I’d try to write you again before the move. But sadly that didn’t happen. And as predicted, life got a little bit busy after the move so I haven’t had much time to sleep, let alone sit down and compose some thoughts to paper. …

Letters to grandma - September 2019

Mother informs me that you’ve been sending my way again, thank you for that, it means a lot to me, that after all these years (and miles) you’re still thinking of me, and increasingly, my little family. I’ll make sure that the little one gets some …

Memoirs of a decision

Memoirs of a decision

Israel began as such an odd happen of circumstance. So many things simply came together in a manner that had any one of a number of small events gone slightly differently then I would never have gone. Not for work, and probably not for any other …

One year on, what I've learnt from living abroad

Exactly one year ago to the day, with my PhD thesis successful defended and four days before I was due to set foot on a plane I started the initial stages of packing for the biggest, scariest and without doubt the most life-changing adventure of my …

Why I write

My last little musing had somewhat of a minor moment of virality upon social media amassing over two and a half thousand views in a seventy-two hour period. Now, I’ve never been one to analytically comb over the site statistics – I am aware that they …

Why I'm choosing to give up academic science

I have held off writing this blog post for some time now. It has been a long time in the making. A very long time. Part of my reason to hold off for so long is due to the very public nature of the medium and part of it has been that sitting down to …

That Israel Situation

Dear much-loved friends, Over the last week many of you have gotten in touch with me via various means to simply check in with me. It has been both heart-warming and humbling that in your busy lives you still find the time to think of me and worry …

Where have all the flowers gone?

As another week begins it seems appropriate to reflect back at the week gone by, and what a week it has been. It has both simultaneously been busy yet quite, crazy yet peaceful. It has been in this week that for the first time in Israel I have eaten …

Blog introduction (2013)

Hello and welcome to my new blog. Some may remember my original blog that was hosted for many years on a certain social networking site, through some what I’m sure were some rather self-loathing and hormonal teenage years. Unfortunately, it was lost …

What I love about science...

…is the ability that every day provides the opportunity, and more often than not, allows you to realise what a colossal idiot you are. And not just about the simple stuff, the every day mundane things like “Where the hell did I leave …

Ghosts of Xmas past

It has been some time since my last blog post, but this is more a reflection of my philosophies than inabilities. It has been a very many years since I started blogging and it has largely been my belief that I’ve only ever blogged when …

Misinterpretations

Those that know, know that one of biggest, burning hatreds is bureaucracy. Being a firm believer in Occam’s razor, I’ve never quite understood why things have to be more complicated than they have to be. I’ve always strived in what I do to make …

Annoying the French

Sometimes you get to the end of a conversation and you realise just how weird it got for a moment somewhere in the middle. And really by the end of it, you’re so far from whence you started that the mind boggles. Take for example last night, I …

Frozen in space and time

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my job, I really do. I don’t think there are many other opportunities in this world where I could get to be a biochemist, chemist, physicist, engineer and software developer all in one day. But I really wish …

(Anti-) social media

Today it is much more difficult to get up than it was 10 years ago, and that’s not just because we’re all getting older. 10 years ago chances are that every morning started with the same thing; hitting the alarm clock. Wind the clock on a …

Red car...

Today I had to take the car to a tyre garage type place having picked up a puncture in the shape of a massive thorn over the weekend. Now I’ve never been a great advocate of the intelligence required to be a mechanic but having discussed the …

Blog introduction (2012)

Hello and welcome to my personal website here @ morganbye.net .com This website serves three continuing purposes. Initially this was started as a pet project, I have always been an inquisitive sort especially when it comes to technology. However, I …

Take back the ordinary

It was once said that the difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is that little bit extra. A potent statement, and one full of wisdom, but one I find myself disagreeing with more and more by the day. In this age of sensationalist media …

That slightly racist car game

Walking to the car last night after Jason’s humiliation at badminton I was reminded again of a little game that I invented on Friday. A game that after some time I affectionately named “Jerry, Jap or Yank”. The game itself was created as I waited for …

About me (2012)

So, let me tell you a little bit about me. I was born at a young age over a view over the South coast of England; I believe it was the 16th floor of the hospital at around 6 in the morning whilst the sun was still rising. I’m almost positive …

Copenhagen: who do we believe?

As a scientist I am trained nay indoctrinated to find the truth, whatever that may be. Right or wrong. And no matter what the out come ultimately the job requires a certain amount of starring at nature, observing what happens and trying to make …

A future in science?

Approximately 2 months ago the first knock-ons from the Government’s spending decisions was announced to the research community. Whilst the Government as a response to the Science is Vital campaign acknowledged not to cut science research …

Notes for Mr. Clegg MP

This week I was asked by the carpenter of the department, of all people, what exactly I made of the LibDems. I have to admit that this question seemed as left field for you as it did to me. Now, Jerry and myself have had a good number of …

Foo Fighters complaint letter

Below is a copy of the letter that I have sent to SeeTickets, Gaming International Ltd (owners of MK Bowl) and Sony Music Entertainment UK (record label of the Foo Fighters) regarding the shambolic Foo Fighters gig on Sunday 3rd July 2011. I’ll …

Animal domestication musings

So, just recently I’ve been reading much of science writing and been watching far too-a high brow television programming for even for my own tastes. And just recently something has occurred to me. No matter where in the world you look there is …

UEA efficiency

Once again this week I’ve been graced with some wonderful email from UEA’s very own Postgraduate Research Office. These are the people that ultimately will decide whether the university shall award my PhD. No pressure then. Dear Morgan I note that …

Blog introduction (2011)

Hello and welcome to my new blog. Some may remember my original blog that was hosted for many years on a certain social networking site. Unfortunately it was lost to the ether as a result of an argument with a particularly crazy girlfriend and as a …

2010: The Year in Review

You join me today from on-board a train. In one of the few ways that these days still surprise me, both as a technology fan and as a man that finds himself ever increasingly disappointed by the British mentality of “that’ll do”. The country currently …

Snow blindness

Well upon Friday night despite the snow in these parts I journeyed back to the remote parts of Norfolk. This resulted in a good local curry and a pint or two down the pub. But the real pain came on Saturday. As part of my mother’s madness and desire …

Real or Fake: Sennheiser IE 7 s

When you have a certain taste in music, you develop quite an ear for it. And at that point you find yourself hating poor quality equipment, which inevitably means you’re doomed for the rest of your life in spending quite a lot of money. As a …

Lies, damn lies and politics

I myself for one never bought into the “buying our way out of a recession”. Like most sensible, sense and middle class people; when times get tough, I cut back on my own spending. I do not think, much as the government was encouraging, hmm… I …

Lecturing eh?

Well yesterday was the final session of my teaching seminar course, which was by and large a necessary evil for me to get a small certificate to say that I can continue demonstrating in the undergrad labs which is a) fun and b) well paid. So the last …

He’s a vegetarian, I aint f*cking scared of him

Been a funny old week really. Bit all of the place really full of lots of things and nothing all at the same time. I mean work for example has been a bit of a joke this week; the microwave bridge has turned back up from Germany so the group is …

E-on are useless

I was welcomed home today after my trip to Scotland via Manchester and Cambridge (more of that another day) my a final demand notice from a debt collection agency apparently sent on behalf of E-on for a sum of £54.19 for the house in Beeston …

Gilette: the best a man can get

Does anybody notice the beautiful irony? Everyone seems to think it is weird that Gilette, one of Tiger Woods’ biggest sponsers is standing by him despite all the cheating. When other sponsers like Gatorade dropped him so fast it musta hurt. …

Bugs: some are useful

So Tuesday. Tuesday was a long week. And Monday seemed to really be 3 or 4 days. Not helped by my approach to illness (ie ignore it) is starting to come undone. By that I mean it has now had a few weeks to manifest itself to a stage where I cant …

Nerds, nerds, everywhere

So it’s been a busy old week in the world that is Morgan. I’ve suddenly been thrown into a world where work seems to be not even remotely close to the number of hours I have in the day. Well, I say that, but in reality I’m still far …

Finlanders beware

Someone seriously needs to tell this driver that this double decker bus is in fact NOT a rally car. That was actually wheel spin! This page previously appeared on morganbye.net[^1][^2] [^1:] http://morganbye.net/2009/11/finlanders-beware) [^2:] …

Intro to computing methods seminar

As part of the Government’s endless bureaucracy it was decided that PhD students just arent skilled enough for the world. So, as a result of a certain Mr Roberts I am required to jump through even more hoops in the way of a selection of transferable …

Coffee and croissants

This morning marked the start of what is dubbed as Fraser Fridays, basically the inter-group meeting of the Magnetic Resonance groups at UEA. And as I’m new it was decided for me that I should do a nice little presentation about what I did before …

Stick to the code

[Names and events have been changed to protect the innocent] [The following events are completely fictional] What do you do when a brother in arms succumbs to illness and explosive diarrhea? You obviously stick to the pirate code, mount up and head …

Just generally in sickness

Well if I were married this would certainly not be one of those “in health” times. This would be just an “in sickness”. One of those really annoying ones that have been lingering on the brink of proper illness for the last 2 …

Analysis of the analyst

So I was going through an old blog, for the only reason that they emailed me saying I hadn’t logged on in 6 months and would close the account if I didn’t. Anyway, I found this old post from June ‘07. I’ll let you guess who it …

NSFW: and while we're at it

Does anyone want to explain my bowels at the moment? For ease of reading I shall refer to them from now on as if they were a train. I’m a man of routine. And that routine involves 815. Always has and that’s the way I like it. Special …

To be, or not to be....a student

So I know it’s a confusing time in life. I’m a post-grad student. This makes me a student as far as the government, NUS, taxman, uni, my bank and basically everyone else who is concerned. And I appriciate that I’m not actually …

Wedding bells and living hells

So since I last wrote a few things have generally happened. Namely I appeared in one of Doug’s dreams as a zombie killer, I’ll let your brain run with that one. I’ve also done some things in reality. In this respect I think …

The Macabees

Well I write to you know from the middle of a Maccabees concert. And I’ve gotta say that I’m completely disappointed. Granted I distance have high hopes of this event. But bloody hell. Get a sound tech. There are no mids and the highs are …

Rant #37

If you’re going to make attendance compulsary to your stupid 3 DAY induction program at this bloody university then kindly have the good grace to actually bother turning up to the god forsaken thing. I mean honestly how much can the Dean of …

Cleaners, or as I call them...

glorified corridor furniture. Seriously. What exactly is it that cleaners do. On my walks about work over the last couple of weeks I see completely unable to go anywhere without at least bumping into 2 “cleaners”. And I use parentheses …

That funny feeling continues

So my funny week continues into a funny little weekend. So, after the adventures that E had it was down to this weekend to have ourselves a little house warming celebration, nothing fancy, just a few guys from the Western parts of Norfolk for old …

The ineptitude of Virgin Media

Thank you Virgin Media for once again proving how crap all of your employees at your call centres are trained on the systems on which they work. I’ve received a wonderful letter off a, how would we call them, a “debt recovery …

Debt, bills, and frightening life speed

It’s been a funny old week this week. Not only am I disturbed by how quickly it seems to have disappeared, but just how quickly life seems to be racing past as a whole at the moment. If I’m not careful I’m going to blink and …

15677 days left to retirement

Well today is week 6, thus day 30 at UEA. And I gotta say that I’m a bit bored by the whole thing. Thus far I haven’t really done anything that I would consider to be work. Yes, I’ve built a website and a file server but I’m …

A teasing end to summer

Today you join me on my iPhone outside the cinema waiting for 2 rather large bounders to turn up so we can watch district 9. Whether it’s any good is anyones guess but lady E tells me that it’s actually quite racist to the Nigerians. Making it right …

Winter's closing in

I know it’s a sh!tty day, but I’m going to jump on the bandwagon just like everyone else. The weather is terrible at the moment. And I think, what with the relatively naff summer that we’ve already have, it’s fair to say there …

Problems galore

To those that actually read this thing I find myself apologising again. The last week has been riddled with problems for the website. For whatever reason the host decided that it would be a good laugh to have blog.morganbye.net try to redirect to …

Last 2 weeks

To those people that actually read this thing may I start with an apology. I know it has been some time since my last post, probably approaching a month. The reason for this is that I have been incredibly busy lately. Since my last post I’ve …

Moving on

Well today after my return from the land of Lady E, I was awoken early to a busy day. After collecting my things together and having a quick breakfast it was a case of jumping in the car that I practically had to book off of my brother and heading 60 …

Holidays II

Well today I’ve just got back from Lady E’s place via the means of a 5 hour train journey. That I must say was far more productive and pleasant than the train journey to Manchester the week before. Partially because the train was over …

Holidays I

Well today is day 2 of the holiday, well complete day 1 of Cornwall. And I’ve gotta say that I’m knackered for it. Back on Friday I got up early and packed my a full backpack in Downham. Quickly I got myself down to the train station; …

Norfolk, a new beginning

Well I’ve got to say, it has certainly been an exciting couple of days. Since I last wrote I’ve been to Denmark and back for Doug’s wedding and I’ve packed up all my belongings and have moved out of Nottingham after a graduating. Tomorrow brings a …

House hunting

So, this past week has been one in which there has been little rest for the wicked. I got to spend all of last Thursday researching houses online through the wonders of RightMove amongst others. Having then compiled a list using several criteria: …

Alton Towers

So, I’m now fed and watered after today’s activities. And I gotta say I had a good little day. Me, JC and the appropriate ladies joined us in a little adventure to the middle of Staffordshire in the name of fun and Alton Towers. Aside from me and …

A new beginning

Morgan says: tis a classic response though why do I have to deal with crazys? the huge iceberg ones at that Housemate says: your a listener its your first mistake your second mistake is begin happy with yourself, so the advice sounds more genuine and …

Fate?

My horoscope for today. You Lions have been tested ever since Saturn entered your sign in July, 2005 ( / A levels). Even if you have already been through major transition, your current actions will still have important ramifications over the weeks …

Smile and contention

Randomly, Brother: You’re a legend Me: Well, I try to be. Brother: No you don’t even have to try. I mean, you’re one of these people that don’t even have to try, you are just a legend. When you walk down the road, people are …

Over?

Well I haven’t had a good night. Well a good few days really. This morning I was awoken 3 times by different phone calls. The first at half past one in the morning by a housemate that is currently away ringing to see where his mobile was then …

The saga continues

Well I haven’t had a good night. Well a good few days really. This morning I was awoken 3 times by different phone calls. The first at half past one in the morning by a housemate that is currently away ringing to see where his mobile was then …

Family life

This day is the Sunday. Sunday the 15th, whereas for a number of years now the 15th has always brought with it some amount of joy and promise, it no longer does so what so ever. I was born on the 15th of August, and some years ago now my parents …

Over, now it is

My star sign told me today: “Someone’s power play could be defining your current circumstances, and there is likely more going on than meets your eye. But your motivations, too, are more complicated than they seem. A bit of self­ control …

Destruction

Dear Diary, Today has thus far been one of those days where it was difficult to get out of bed and promptly wished I never had bothered really. Today after a very slow start, after a very long night where my sleep was interrupted many times by …

Life currently

Well life is several things so we are told. I only agree with one of the common place sayings. Life is hard. Plain and simple. Just when I thought it was about time I got a break, a bit of a let off life comes along and takes another fat bite out of …

Am I a bad person if...

…when I saw the queues on campus this morning I just laughed. Knowing full well that all those “students” will be standing in line for a good 2 hours just to get to the front of the line to get a flimsy piece of plastic, which they will …