I shopped

Having managed to drag myself out of bed on Saturday morning, I found myself walking across the footbridge into Glasgow at some ungodly hour (anything before 10am on a Saturday is illegal, in my world). My plan of action was to head up to Buchanan Galleries and work my way back down to the train station. However before any shopping could be had there was a first stop required, caffeine! As I mentioned I was also planning on visiting the Apple Store so I headed up Buchanan Street, ordered my Tall Skinny Latte (which is a small milky coffee made with skimmed milk), and indulged in a breakfast panini of sausage, egg and bean. Yum. I took my food and …

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Stepping Back

I was recently chatting to someone who has a plan. He is retiring at aged 50 and going off to live in the wilds of Canada. He’s Canadian so it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds, but the really scary part is that he is deliberately going to be “off-grid”. He’s a self-confessed geek so this is quite a step and, when he told me all this I suggested that it was some form of backlash against the grip of technology, a deliberate swipe at the lifestyle we all find ourselves living in modern society. “But of course it is” he grinned. I harbour a similar desire, namely to retire aged 50, but as yet have no plan to get …

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I'm offended

OK, let’s set things .. straight(ish). Karen voiced her opinion about Blogathon 2003, and I couldn’t agree more with what she said. Now obviously I’m participating and yes, I’ve asked people to donate, and yes I know that ‘guilt’ feeling she mentions. I get it too, walking past the Big Issue seller, or the can shaker (that’s illegal by the way), and I choose not to give to them as I already give to charity via standing order. However part of charity work is asking for donations. I’ve done it, stood in the cold rain with some damp stickers your only reward for dropping 17p and a button into the plastic can I’m proferring. The old adage “If you don’t …

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