Sunday, 21 August 2016

All Fun & Games

Hello Dear Readers! 

You know, this world can be so frustrating. 

August is such a fantastic month. Not only does the weather tend to grace us with the odd glimpse of the sun (Sometimes for as many as 3 consecutive days!), it also sees the annual celebration off my arrival in this world (see Older Not Wiser), along with a host of other anniversaries. There has been the start of one World War and the end of another. There was the establishment of the first national fire service, the first regular police detective force, the foundation of the International Red Cross, and the sale of the first mass produced car 

This year has also seen the month marked by the advent of the sporting extravaganza known as the Olympic Games, and this is the source of my current frustrations. 

Sunday, 14 August 2016


Hello Dear Readers!

Pregnancy tests should read: You're Screwed! or Keep Screwing!

Well that was the week that was.
Yes, my much vaunted birthday week off work has indeed come and gone with what seems like Quicksilver type speed. It does, however leave in its wake a much more relaxed blogger, one who has seen Suicide Squad (Enjoyed it hugely, ignore the critics.) Eaten too much, drunk too much and generally had a whale of a time.

That’s not what I want to talk about today though.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Older Not Wiser

Hello Dear Readers!

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional
Chili Davies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

No, not Christmas. This is a summer festival. A celebration of a truly great man. A man I admire hugely. A man possessed of wit, wisdom, intelligence, an almost supernatural beauty and despite all this, an amazing, self-depreciating humbleness. 

He’s also a man who lies quite a lot.

That’s right, dear readers. This week sees the advent of my birthday.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Keep Your Chair On!

Hello Dear Readers!

If it's the right chair, it doesn't take too long to get comfortable in it. Robert De Niro
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 “Chairs are useful”

Are you sitting comfortably?  Then I’ll begin.

It has been quite an action packed and positive week at SP Towers. My beloved wife and I celebrated four years of blissful, if at times a little too eventful, married life  with not just a huge bucket of fried chicken but also a rather posh three course meal (on separate nights you understand. We’re not quite that greedy).  We’ve also had positive news about the house purchase with searches started and the last bit of mortgage paperwork safely in place.

All of which has inspired me to write about… A chair.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Thoughts & Prayers

Hello Dear Readers!

Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer

Sunday morning’s sure have changed.

Once upon a time Sunday would start with a leisurely morning involving a snooze, a double fried egg sandwich and, if I was feeling extra extravagant, a second cup of coffee.

Recently though, this has changed. This idyllic routine has been interrupted, replaced by a new regime, one that entails rising early, eating a quick breakfast (one coffee at a maximum), and even, most terribly of all, getting  fully dressed and leaving the house (I do find it wise to do the former before the latter. It saves so many complaints.)

So what could possibly have caused this sudden change in behaviour, you ask? Well the answer is simple. You see, dear readers, for the last three weeks I have been trading in my egg sarnies for a visit to the local church hall.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Outside In

Hello Dear Readers!

Surprisingly, I think if you're known on the Internet, you're probably an introvert. Felicia Day
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Surprisingly, I think if you're known on the internet, you're probably an introvert
Felicia Day

Well this is a dilly of a pickle.

Life continues apace at Seated Perspective Towers. Tina is making decent progress from her health issues (for those not in the loop see Different Strokes), although frustration is, perhaps naturally, still rearing its head every now and then. Work is working out well, and the house purchase, although halted for a couple of weeks, is plodding along nicely.

This has meant that for the first time in a couple of weeks I am bereft of instant inspiration for my offering to you, my dear readers. I have decided, therefore, that the time has come to turn the spotlight inwards and indulge in just a little introspection.

You’ll see what I mean.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Self Help

Hello Dear Readers!

Look after yourself. There is only one you, one Life. Make the most of it.

These are not easy times.

 I’m sure that those of you with the dubious honour of being regular readers of these poor scribblings will understand why. For those that don’t know what the hell I’m talking about please see Different Strokes

The last week has continued to be trying for all sorts of reasons but it has had its positives too and it has even supplied both myself and Tina with opportunities for a little self-reflection.