Quiet time

The trick to keeping your kids in order is to work out how much, and when, they need to sleep. I’ve found this with Will and Alex, but Will especially, because he tells me what the deal is… when he’s tired, when he’s tired, when he’s hungry and so on. And he’s such a good ...

House hunting, not for me

A home day… mowed more of the lawn, which pulled that amazing trick of needing it done again after just a week. I cut it lower at least, which helps, and did more around the house, which is oddly cathartic. Took a trip with the family (the parents and brother part) to see Wayne’s latest ...

Miracle of miracles

Good Friday, starting a holiday weekend, and a very long one at that. Apparently Good Friday should be a day for miracles, or the start of miracles, or something like that. We had our own today, where the previously dormant lawn mower, that has refused all activity in the last three months, finally decided to ...

Anniversary

Just realised, that, give or take a few days, it’s been 10 years since I moved out of home and moved in with my girlfriend, who eventually became my wife. Ten years. Doesn’t seem like a long time, but it’s nearly a third of my life, and a hell of a good time 🙂 In ...

Friday on my mind

Currently in a work sense, I’m really not doing Fridays very well… Day’s too long, work is too overdone, and not enough gets done anyway. Work-wise, it’s all crazy… I’d rather be doing the new things, but the old things just take up all the time. And lunchtime is party time on Fridays, which is ...

The Hold Steady tonight

I will be there tonight… not totally recovered from few days of ill-health, but at least 90% better, and that is good enough, and definitely better than the alternative. This is going to be the greatest show ever… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

I think I just finished my novel today

Well, first draft only, but still, to do this in less than three months (while having a fulltime job, a family and a life), is just astounding. It pleases me immensely. Of course, now the task of revising and rewriting… Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Hitting a magic milestone

Just clocking up a late one (as usual) and I’m about to hit a pretty magic milestone… In November, I started the National Novel Writing Month thing… then I proceeded to only get 25,000 words done in that month, so  not exactly a success. And yet, it was a magnificent success, really. I hadn’t written ...

Back on the job

Well I don’t get a massive say in it right now, so it’s best to be positive. Holiday over, back on the day job tomorrow. We got back from Nelson Bay last night, so there was one more day off, and we had a “lovely” 40 degree day out here today (that’s celcius people!) Spent ...

And as the year draws down…

Here I sit, at our family place in Nelson Bay, thankfully feeling better (but hardly perfect), and planning our night’s activities, and thinking about the year that was. Only about five hours left in the year, and it’s certainly been a varied one. Really don’t go for all that “year that was” stuff, so there’s ...
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