On the 31st December 2018 I sat with my parents, basking in the afterglow of having just correctly identified Reverend Green as the heinous murderer, his second time that evening. There were only forty minutes left of the year, as usual I had conjured up zero plans for said evenings festivities and only by chance … Continue reading Starting Positive
As kids there was nothing more magical or exciting than Christmas, well actually the run up to Christmas. Me and my younger brother loved it. We tried to race through the days wanting to and believing that the earlier we went to the bed the sooner Christmas would be upon us. I'm pretty sure my … Continue reading 12 Days
"Fuh-uck" "Es tut mir leid" Have been some of the odd and strange cusses and phrases escaping my mouth this week as the road beneath frequently rises up to meet me, my arms outstretched, my face tensed for pain. Why the sudden increase in asphalt to face meetings I am happy to say isn't due … Continue reading Yesterday Tomorrow. Today.
We've all long been taught that failure is not an option! We must prevail, we must survive, we must continue, to strive for betterment, for perfection. However just like I've argued previously there is goodness in boredom. Sweetness and success can also be found in failure. Failure may be too strong a word for what … Continue reading Sweetness in failure
The belief, the faith, the joy. It was all oh-so overwhelming and thrilling. It was beautiful to behold but sadly England's World Cup campaign came to something of a crescendoing close this Wednesday. It wasn't a bitter or enraged defeat, it was fair. The better side on the day won as they say. There was … Continue reading Upon my Shirt
One of my fondest memories or more accurately an accumulation of memories, should I say, is walking home from the cinema either alone or with comrades in tow (brothers, father, friends etc.) As we made our way back home we would regale ourselves with what we had just witnessed, our thoughts and feelings about it … Continue reading The Walk Back
I've graduated. I've got a flat. I've got a job. And I'm pretty happy. But now what... the words of Palahniuk via the vocals of Tyler occasionally pop into my head. For nearly all my life whether I've known about it or not I've been working towards something. I went to school to be able … Continue reading What now?!