September in review

Lived Highlights LCD Soundsystem at the Barrowlands was utterly amazing Splurged on AirPods (still loving them) Gin Festival shenanigans A good month, quieter than August even though it was my Mum’s birthday at the start of the month, and my Dads at the end. Singapore envy not withstanding (my friends were there again), I confirmed a six month extension to my contract, attended one of the best gigs ever, got a new tattoo, had a wonderful day out at a gin festival, and attended my interview for Glasgow 2018 volunteering, so fingers crossed I make the cut (9k+ people applied for around 3k positions), ohhh and I randomly caught up with some old school friends who I haven’t seen for …

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August in Review

Lived Highlights KT Tunstall at the Kelvingrove Bandstand was wonderful Attended a wonderful wedding reception that was utterly uplifting and full of fun, joy, and love. Congrats Rob and David!! A day at the Edinburgh Festival, an annual ritual, included an amazing acrobatic troupe, Circolombia Physio consultant which left me with hope that my long standing knee issues are solvable, at last! Band of Skulls gig was awesome. Got an interview date for Glasgow 2018 volunteering, yay! Six by Nico: Illusion (post coming on Thursday!) A steadily busy month, punctuated with four days off with a rather vicious vomiting bug! A couple of great gigs, some great food and life is pretty good. Mind you, I’ve just started doing the …

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July in Review

Lived Highlights TRNSMT Festival: Radiohead Six by Nico: Route 66 Attended the Death Do Us Part Danger Show – including getting up on stage and pulling a sword from the mouth of Rachel Atlas Pizza at Paesno with some BootCampers (and Paesno continues to make me ‘meh’) Survived a Subcrawl! Bootcamp is going ok, my injured knee not withstanding as the guys have been great at giving me alternative exercises. Other than that I’ve started looking for a new job, my current contract ends in October and whilst there is talk of an extension I’ve still not gotten anything in black and white. Daily meditation is continuing, and of course little Lucy continues to be a source of wonder as …

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June in Review

Lived Highlights BootCamp DONE! Six by Nico: Picnic Babs launch Brunch at CTR Glastonbury by sofa Bought a LOT of gig tickets (more on that soon) Spent time with this crazy daredevil! Aside from that, counselling still going well, so well that we’ve paused my visits and I get to fly solo for a while. Meditation has slipped the past couple of weeks so need to get back to that, and a few days of flu-like symptoms has stopped me from going to the gym and I’m missing it. Me. Missing going to the gym. Who’d a thunk it! Stepcount: 258,261. Read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell Read this for Book Club. Didn’t actually GO to book club as …

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18 years old

Yesterday. 18 years of writing nonsense and publishing it on line. 18 years of blogging. 18 years of reading, and commenting, and following, and then Twitter, and Facebook, and Instagram and so it continues. 18 years ago I wrote about Sunglasses. Everything has changed since then. Nothing has changed since then. Here’s to the next 18! And as I’m 18 it’s now legal for the blog to have a drink, the question is, which drink?

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May In Review

Lived Highlights Six by Nico: Childhood Still surviving Bootcamp, into the last couple of sessions now Signed up for Pedal for Scotland Bought some plants because ‘greenery’ Bought some fab new cushions Had a tattoo consultation (and booked in for August, wooop!) Aside from that, whilst I had a lot of things on, almost every day, it felt like a quiet month. Admittedly a lot of my focus has been inwards, my physical health and fitness have driven a lot of my decisions (not drinking on nights out for example), and my mental health is definitely improving but obviously that too takes a lot of hard work. Meditating as a ‘habit’ as pretty much in place now too so, whilst …

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Why I am not quitting Facebook

Sometimes when I’m writing for this blog, it feels like there is a conspiracy going on to make me think about, and write about, a particular topic. So with that in mind I will happily concede that this post was inspired by Lipstick Lori (who is writing some great stuff at the moment!) writing about How I Quit Facebook, Sort Of, my own ponderings around the question of Which Tech Giant Would You Drop?, and this piece by Jason Kottke (uber-blogger) My Social Media Fast. It’s a slow pull, a subtle trick. It starts with a brief desire and is soon a constant drain. They know what they are doing, they’ve spent a long time designing it to be this …

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April in review

Lived Highlights Six by Nico New sofa arrived Bought a new car Hung out with a rock star Survived more Boot Camp and lost some weight Stepcount: 285,483. Read Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee I only read one book last month, and this was it. The choice of book club and it was largely uninspiring. There is some good writing, the dialogue is pretty snappy, but I just never felt a connection or interest in the main characters. If To Kill a Mockingbird was your favourite book I’m not sure if I’d recommend this or not. It might ruin it for you, or enrich the world the characters live in. Either way it wasn’t for me. Watched Highlight …

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March In Review

Lived Highlights Moved into my new flat. Saw Russell Howard on his current tour Was at a comedy gig (see above) where a fight broke out! Got some major tattoo envy at the Scottish Tattoo Convention (but no tattoo) Stepcount: 314,071. Read Highlight – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Bachman No idea why I picked this up but so glad I did. It took me a few chapters to get into it but it’s well worth it. A bittersweet tale that will make you laugh and smile, as the story of Ove unfolds. Ohhh and it’ll make you cry as well, but it’s a wonderful book, that I highly recommend. Also Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee – …

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February In Review

And then it was March. I know February is the shortest month but holy jeez how is it MARCH already!! Lived Highlights I have a new flat to move into! After several viewings, most of which were just ‘not good’ the first one I saw was the best option. Cheaper, and a lot smaller, than my current place, I am midst mass declutter as I type. Still going along to guided meditation and have started doing a little at home (using the Buddhify app to help). I’m not sure if he’s helping in the day-to-day much yet, but the sessions do leave me feeling lighter. Stepcount: 279,086. Also I’ll just mention the Scottish Rugby team here and leave it at …

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