New Sister

I have a new sister – my Mum has decided to sponsor a child in Mozambique. It works through a community programme (type of thing) so that the sponsorship(s) are spread around to all the children in the village. She has been wanting to do SomeTHiNG like this for a while. Nice one Mum! As I mentioned a while back, I am seriously considering what I do at the moment, trying to get a feel if it is what I want. I read often about people just upping sticks and changing career, not sure if I have the courage to do that though… or maybe it’s a reflection of my ‘at work’ mood. We moved up one year ago yesterday, …

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Boycott the Pump

Well we’ve done our bit for the petrol boycott – have you? Tonight, tonight (Smashing Pumpkins, WAY before Phil Collins (or was it Genesis)) I will continue the oft mentioned re-design. Although as I didn’t get to sleep until 1 a.m. it might be a bit of a struggle…

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This or that!

Ever get to the stage when you have so much to do, you really don’t know where to start, so you end up starting about 6 or 7 major things and then you start wondering why you think you are getting a little stressed. I can see why people turn to drink.

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Organic design

Dammit, dammit, dammit. Stop start re-design… to the extent where I started to wonder if I could build that in as a feature… a kind of organic website, constantly under design. Then I realised I’m too lazy. There is something comforting about Sundays, the church bell chiming the hour is a nice touch, hopefully when we buy somewhere we will still be close enough to hear it. I also like the fact that we can sit about semi-dressed all day, watching telly, chilling out, kinda like a mini-holiday. Ohhh and hats off to Zeldman, made me realise how lucky and blessed I am. Our thoughts are with Joan (and Bathead).

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Sleep for change

The sun is gone, and we need a good thunderstorm to a. clear the muggy air and b. keep my wife happy (she lives for torrential rain…well anything water related). I’ve started tracking my moods to my sleep patterns. I must start getting regular sleep. If you’ve got 31 days holiday left, what do you do? Damn I must get a holiday (once we’ve changed the car, bought a house, etc etc). Highlight of the weekend will be a re-design of this site… probably… I’ve not managed to get around it, but have promised myself that I will get something done. Is anyone else getting a tad bored and disillusioned with the Internet?

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Ally

McBeal appeal. Just finished watching it, I still don’t know why it hits home, every week there is something that jars me and I think “Damn that’s right!”. They are beginning to inspire me to write some stuff (after a healthy absence). Oh, still trying to get my re-direct changed, and the re-design is still on – it will be a pretty radical departure from the current, white, grey and blue, but you’ll have to wait and see (as will I as I haven’t decided what to do with it yet!).

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Rollercoaster

Kinda up and down days. Work is work, and socially things are the same. Guilt kicks in as I realise we have still to visit S since she dropped her sprog… I get the feeling it’s gonna be another hard week. Yearly review at work promises to be fun/disappointing/annoying/liberating/disappointing. Hmmm, disappointing twice… that can’t be good.

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Moving on

ANOTHER sunny weekend, and a sad goodbye (well more of an au revoir). My Aunt & Uncle are emigrating to Oz, which only gives us another reason why we will have to start saving and get there… There has also been a change over the last week or so, I’ve gotten much more serious about things, much more critical. Not sure yet if it is a bad thing, only time will tell.

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Holiday request

Man I hate working when the weather’s this good. I also hate the blister I have on my foot. I hate the bills that come in, I hate… well I’m just so pissed off and in such a “aww screw this!” mood that I pretty much hate everything. Except that’s not really true, I need a holiday… I need to spend sometime NOT thinking about work, and relaxing properly.

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Off

I need to be more aggressive, I’m getting left behind for being too nice, not demanding enough. Maybe I should change careers, I would love to work with animals, or anything more rewarding than what I do now. I am soooo hacked off with work right now. I’m not sure if it’s just my usual – I want it all – mood, or whether I have a legitimate right to be pissed off. Actually scratch that. I don’t care whether I have the right or not. Fuck it.

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