Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let’s say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die.

Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be.

Done it? Okay I will continue…

Without even knowing you I bet it included something of the following:

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Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

I have just come back from Rhodes, a Greek island and life there seemed so much simpler than what we have in the UK.

Rhodes – a Greek island, but nearer Turkey

The jobs seem to mostly relate to tourism (or are a byproduct created because of tourism) and as a result the people who live there work so hard in the tourist season and presumably in the off season get a chance to rest.

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Current Goals April 2016


A while ago I talked about having a System.

This was a process of replacing my goals under the Scott Adams logic that goals are for losers, you need to have a system.

In someways I do have a system but saying “I will work hard to achieve a promotion” and “I will maintain a regular exercise routine” just didn’t cut it. Continue reading “Current Goals April 2016”

System: The Power of Three

I have had a bit of a hiatus from posting recently.

Since starting the blog I have been well disciplined to ensure that there has been new content every week (or more) because when I started I knew that I did not want to be one of the those blogs that post inconsistently and started with one of those weak, pathetic opener of:

“Sorry I haven’t post in a while guys, my life has been super hectic right now…”

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They say to follow your passion…


But when I was 3, I wanted to be a cat.

When I turned 5, I was more realistic in my career aspirations and wanted to be a fireman.

When I was 11, I wanted to save all the animals.

When I was 12, I wanted to save the world.

When I was 13, I just wanted to save myself. Continue reading “They say to follow your passion…”

Tenerife Bar Scene


I don’t know why I took this picture of the bar.  Perhaps being a young, intoxicated man on holiday seeing a blonde girl swinging round a pole in a bar enticed me.

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Hanging off the Empire State building



That was a pretty mesmerising view…






One of my worst memories was when I went to Blackpool with some friends.  One of them got involved in some carny game throwing hoops over some sticks that probably didn’t fit.

I stood to one side and encouraged my friend in his futile quest to win some money.  I did not realise that he spent £180 on the pointless task on what was some carny bullshit con. Continue reading “Blackpool”

The Falkirk Wheel



In Scotland they have the Falkirk wheel, a great peace of engineering to get canal boats up from one level to the next.

The boats go in at the bottom.  The wheel turns round and the boats get out at the top onto the canal that is at a higher level.

The Old Brick Store




Old time shop + basic photoshop filter = old time looking imagine