I sat down at the desk in the junk room to write a blog post an hour ago. All I have done so far is listen to music on Spotify. Music from my distant past. While writing this, Wilson Phillips are singing "Hold On", and I'm remembering drawing a picture of them in the back of my college art sketchbook.
Here I am again, sitting in the junk room at home, emptying my head into the keyboard. I have no adventures to relate as such - other than wanting to kill next door's dog, which has barking non-stop all morning. I've turned Spotify up to eleven to drown it out. An eighties playlist is waking… Continue reading Third and Final Day
While writing this post, the washing machine and tumble dryer are rumbling away in the background, I'm half listening to an old playlist on the ancient iMac in the corner of the room, the younger children are playing football with their friends on the green outside the house, our eldest is visiting a friend for… Continue reading Round and Round
While walking into town to buy groceries this morning I whiled away a few minutes scrolling through the Tumblr dashboard, and happened upon a distant friend mentioning a song by Christina Perri called "A Thousand Years". A note had been left for them while saying goodbye to co-workers after moving jobs, with the lyrics in… Continue reading Human
Given that everybody gets a free pass to be as sentimental as they want in a personal blog, and that I have just read a wonderful blog post about meeting people for the first time, I thought I might share how I met my other half.Back in the spring of 2000 I had just moved… Continue reading How I Met Your Mother
One of the nice things about clearing the decks of the blog is that I can pick and choose old posts from time to time - to make them new again. A version of the following post first appeared in 2007.Through many times in my life I have struggled to find the place where being… Continue reading Thoughts about Friendship