Today…

I got dragged out shopping tonight. Dragged. There was some muttering about “no bloody football on” or somesuch but I couldn’t really make out what she was saying. She really must learn to stop gritting her teeth. AND Someone asked me for a suggestion for a quiet pub in Glasgow. I spent quite a while racking my brain before realising that it’s an oxymoron of sorts. There is no such thing. Glaswegians are not quiet, doubly so when they are in the pub. In the end I suggested the Drum and Monkey (old fashioned but quiet enough) or All Bar One (ubiquitous, quiet-ish and more modern). I’d love to say WHY I was asked to recommend them but I can’t. …

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Spurring myself on

Between the World Cup, Wimbledon and my re-found interest in Football Manager (the game), not to mention to site designs and the ever present gardening requirements, I find myself going through phases of intense effort then flip-flopping into complete and utter apathy. It’s most odd. One minute I’m completing long overdue tasks, the next I’m slumped in front of the telly and wondering why I don’t spend more of my time relaxing. I get bored pretty easily though, so I guess that’s part of it. Now whilst this means I’m getting a lot of stuff done, it also means that I get slightly impatient about things. Take, for example, the jogging club I mentioned on Monday. Turns out it’s part …

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Thank You

Just thought I’d take a moment out from the… erm… usual “schedule” (that’s a laugh) to thank each and every one of you who visits this site. Whether you comment or not, I DO appreciate you taking the time. I do try and make time to visit the sites of those who comment, and it’s always interesting to “find” new sites. To reflect this I’ll be updating the blogroll soon (does anyone use it though?).

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Jogging

I have jogged. I did jog. I used to jog on occasion. Not often though, but that was mainly due to shin splints which hurt like buggery and ultimately put me off the venture each time I try it… now that may be down to my weight, bad form and technique, the wrong trainers, or … er… something genetic. Either way it’s stopped me jogging in the past. Or maybe it was lack of interest and me being an unfit lazy sod. Hard to tell. We don’t buy our local paper very often, we really should just to know what’s going on, but Louise picked one up last week and I spotted a small notice in it stating that the …

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Weekender

Saturday morning, and a new coffee house in Hamilton. Nice and spacious, classy decor and an interesting menu. Unfortunately the coffee wasn’t up to much and the slice of apple pie that we shared was dry and spongey. Back to our regular haunt, Crema, next time. A wander round the shops, some shocking treatment in one of them, and then onto Morrisons for a “basic pantry” shop. We do one of these every couple of months so I don’t mind the £95 or so we spend, especially as it featured a few bottles of wine. Home and we spent the afternoon pottering around, before I headed upstairs to do some work. Couple of games of football later and it was …

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Yesterday

All my troubles seemed so faaarr awaaayyyyy… Ahhh what a great song that is.. such wonderful melancholy. But I’m not. Quite happy as it turns out. Why so? Read on, dear reader, read on. My darling wife turned *coughsplutter* yesterday, her brother came over for dinner, and my parents came over later on and we now have new plants for the garden, amongst other pressies of course. A few glasses of wine, and the rest we’ll leave unspoken. I was slightly concerned about how Louise would be yesterday, the first birthday since her mother passed away, but aside from a little bubble she was in a hugely cheery mood. It was quite a relief, and this extends back to her …

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Words

Solstice. Apples. Metro. Empathy. Remix. Honey. PandoraFM. Rules. Castle. I could go on of course. But I won’t. Too busy ya see. Funny how it comes in circles. One minute quiet. The next busy. Mustn’t complain though. Bad form if you do. Then what? Reputation erodes, interest dies. Not good. So always happy. Always accomodating. Too accomodating? Too eager to say yes? Too nice? Is that possible? I can’t start being nasty for the sake of it. Ohh am I developing morals? Or did I have them all along and didn’t realise. And if I had them all along, why didn’t someone tell me? Rambling now, sorry. Better tomorrow when I have more time… except I won’t. Oh well. Nothing …

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Inconsequential

Around midnight last night, as I was heading to bed, I noticed the sky was still light. Not all of it, just the small portion chasing the sun. The sky was clear, and I stood there in our back bedroom admiring nature with a silent awe. I slowly shifted my gaze upwards from the daylight blue, through turquoise, towards the inky blue black and the stars. If I was filming this as a scene from a movie, the camera would start behind me, following me into the room and over to the window. It would hover behind me, showing my reflection in the glass, before slowing starting to move in and impercetibly it would shift to become my ‘vision’. It …

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Value for money

I wonder if Dire Straits would have been as famous if they had called their song that… Value for money, and the chicks are free… and entirely different proposition. Thanks to all for some wonderful suggestions on how to spend &10. Ohh and I see some people have posted similar on their website, have I FINALLY started a meme? Is that all it takes?! Yay. Feel free to pilfer, it’s all free anyway (but be nice and link back!). [cue man in shed from The Fast Show] This week I will mostly be posting silly things as there ain’t much going on with me at the moment*. Now, this has never really stemmed the flow of my bloggings (although I …

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Ten Pounds

If you only had £10, what would you order? Rules 1. Must be ordered online. 2. Post and packaging cannot take the total spend over £10. 3. Must be able to deliver to UK. 4. ANYTHING goes.

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