Learning how to drive

Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received. "You've failed your test, just book straight back onto it..." this didn't consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher - this resulted in a waste of time and money. A Pattern … Continue reading Learning how to drive

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How I make the most of time

It was a regular Wednesday morning - where I always get the train to work.  The only difference was that my alarm did not go off. With 20 minutes to get ready it was a difficult task to get the train - usually it takes me at least 20 minutes alone to get ready! Almost … Continue reading How I make the most of time

How do you handle a bragger?

If there is one type of attribute I despise in a person it is a lack of humility. But it is inevitable in life that we will encounter braggers on a regular basis. The best approach for these people – absolutely nothing. I came to this conclusion, because the reason a person may brag is … Continue reading How do you handle a bragger?

The Worst mistake you can make in life…

I was talking with my future wife about our wedding. “It will be here before we know it…” she said She was right, it was nearly the end of May.  When we started making those plans it seemed like such a long wait. And that got me thinking – I am 33 years old, how quick … Continue reading The Worst mistake you can make in life…

I used to be angry

I used to be angry But then I thought "What do I have to be angry about?" I live in one of the most privileged countries in the world. My home is safe from natural disaster and hostile people. I have an education that was free till I was 18, then I had the choice to … Continue reading I used to be angry

Setbacks

Since getting my own home I have started caring about gardening. Personally I think how someone presents their garden says a lot about a person and I have always wanted to grow my own veg - so it was a natural move for me to dedicate some time in Spring to this aim. I started growing … Continue reading Setbacks

A New Day

I woke up early, feeling self loathing and regret. I couldn't help feel "what if?" "What if... I had been going a little more slowly?" "What if... I had left work later?" "What if... I had changed lanes earlier?"   Thinking like this made me feel shitty - I couldn't change anything it had already … Continue reading A New Day

Christmas Eve…

I was going to post something today.  But then I remembered that it was Christmas Eve, so thought I would leave it until everyone is back to normal. So instead, please see one of my favourite Christmas songs that never fails to put a smile on my face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDBMzGq1vhs Happy Christmas James

Love, sex and apps…

I stopped watching the Apprentice years ago because it was the same repetitive format. But I read a piece on one of the finalists business ideas and I couldn't help resist giving my opinion when it was revealed that finalist Vana Koutsomitis is a dating app called 'PlayDate'. Although the decision was most likely made months … Continue reading Love, sex and apps…

200 posts later… My secret is out…

As I write this to mark my 200th post it seems fitting that as I sat in my new home the other day, the 'missus' quiet casually brings my blog into conversation. For those who are not aware - this blog is not something that the people in my real life are aware of.  Its … Continue reading 200 posts later… My secret is out…