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Monday, 10 February 2014

Not a lot to say...

     Absolutely no time to fart the last few days, work has been manic to say the least, the rugby was disappointing and once again I feel a tad like a vagrant as where I'm ensconced at the moment has had a offer accepted upon it so I guess alternative accommodation will be required once again in the near future....bugger. So all in all a disappointing and soul sapping week.


    I did achieve two things though, one more of the 52 weekly tasks in a year, and I spoke to my parents for the first time in too long. Oh the 3rd task of 52 was to retrieve and box up most of my scattered possessions from several different locations, but I guess there's no bleedin' point unpacking now.



     Not a lot to show for over 48 years on this sphere is it? At least it was nice to spend today's waking moments with Bear...



     ....though she appreciated the sun to much to care about ought else. Hopefully I'll be more 'on track' soon and the blog will reflect this....tell you something though, life is so much tougher without a soul-mate at your side.

John

16 comments:

  1. Look on the bright side, with most people trying to declutter possessions, you are already on the way to being minimalist :) On a serious note though, I hope you get your accommodation sorted quickly and get somewhere with a bit of longevity.

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  2. Looks like you have a problem with big mice; maybe it won't be such a hardship to move (unless it was Bear who chewed the hole).

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    1. Funny that you should mention that my man.....

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  3. Awwwwwww x chins up chuck! It's nearly Valentines Day.... Oh!!
    Cheap chocolates will be available in all big supermarkets on the 15th.... Healthy eating you say?? Oh.
    Hmm I'm a bit of a Joab's Comforter!!!
    I'm expecting a 'cheeky bugger' response!!! BLOODY IRELAND AND THEIR FANTASTIC MAULS.
    I still love my beloved Wales mind!!
    Tomorrow might be a better day. I'm eager to see the next photos of the allotment, so crack on!

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    1. Yes you are a cheeky bugger.... Wouldn't want you any other way :)
      Yes..it was a 'mauling' by the bloody spud pickers too.
      Yesterday there was snow on the allotments so sod that thought I, hoping to do some when out of my pit later.
      Oh...and thank you Rachel

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  4. Hi, found your blog via another and enjoy reading. Sorry you suffer from the 'Black dog' as Winston Churchill called it. A good thing to do is to acknowledge that this is what happens to you, relax into it and change each negative thought into a positive one. You are not alone as everyone of us has bleak thoughts that can overwhelm.
    As for having nothing to show for 48 years, well I am only 6 years older than you and due to a set of circumstances me and hubby have downsized from a large 3 bed house to a one bed bung. Shaking off years of accumulated junk. We have what we need now which is not a lot really and much happier for it. It is like a big weight off our shoulders. I do feel for you if you are having to move frequently due to private landlords have you thought of trying to get something more long term. Love love your dog who must be a source of great enjoyment and companionship for you. We have always had a four legged friend by our side.
    Old Eskimo saying 'may you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp and peace in your heart. Keep up the good work

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    1. Wow...thank you for your thoughts Annie b...and welcome aboard

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  5. Cheer up John. I also suffer from depression from time to time. I think there is far more camaraderie tending an allotment than there is tending a smallholding in the middle of nowhere. I really enjoy your style of writing. What rock music do you like John?

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  6. Cheers Dave...as for the music well my sister is to blame for my love of AC-DC but others include Foo fighters, Marillion, early ZZ Top, plus various others.

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  7. Marillion are excellent. I saw them with Fish at Milton Keynes Bowl in 1986? My favourite modern Marillion track is 'Out of this world'. It's about Donald Campbell. Another one of my heroes. The diver who found the 'Blue Bird' wreck was a Marillion fan. Do you get to see any rock bands John? I saw Roger Waters last year in Warsaw. It's all Country and Irish here in West Cork, sadly!

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  8. Always liked 'He knows you know' & 'Garden Party'....hopefully seeing Magnum this May, saw Mike Peters last...bitter sweet memory that one as was with my soul mate then... but great gig all the same.

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  9. Script For a Jesters Tear was a brilliant album, John. Fish has got a new album out called Feast of Consequences. It's got a First World War Theme. It's on You Tube. I have seen Magnum. Great band. So underrated. Have you seen 'Vinyl'? It shows how false the music industry can be. They filmed it in Rhyl.

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  10. I'll look up Fish's new offering, thanks for the heads up. Hoping to get to several gigs this year, looking at local venues. Have not seen 'Vinyl' ether.

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  11. And why is it John that your soul-mate is not at your side?
    BJ

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  12. There is no easy answer but it boils down to the fact that I treated my soul-mate in the most horrible way and she deserved so much more, all she did was to love me. I miss her like nothing on earth.

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