Category Archives: Life

For the stuff about my life


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Contemplation A post shared by Gordon McLean (@gmclean) on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:46am PDT Crisp morning air snaps at my exposed legs, gravel scrunches under my feet. I start the timer and head off, full of purpose on this bright Sunday morning. It’s cold in the shade of the… Read more »

Write way forward

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This year I’ve deliberately kept to a schedule here on this blog. Tuesdays and Thursdays I post something, Saturdays are for the Weekend Reading compilations, so aside from monthly roundups, I’ve gotten into a routine of writing. That was the point, to make myself write more. Sometimes it’s a bit… Read more »

Happily Downsized

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My recent move to a smaller flat was prompted by a few factors but I decided to use it as a chance to downsize and minimise my belongings. Moving from a large roomed two bedroom flat to a small roomed one bedroom flat made more sense financially, and enforced a… Read more »

Boot Camp

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Two down, eighteen to go! I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the Summer Boot Camp at AG Fitness, but with the first week complete I’m (already) glad I did. The sessions – run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings – are… Read more »

Getting Help

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I’m not depressed. I’m not suicidal. I’m not unhappy. I just felt a bit stuck. So I’m getting some help and have been going to counselling the past few weeks. I’m not going into much/any detail here, that’s not what this post is about. This post is about me saying… Read more »

Tick Tock

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Tick tock I have a clock in every room. Apparently this is a bit weird, at least according to my colleagues at work. I’m not sure exactly when it became weird though; I don’t think it was mentioning the fact I have a clock in the living room, or the… Read more »