Anger, Things happening

Natwest, the helpful bank: “Oh, you want your money back? That’s easy! We can help! All you got to do is jump through this hoop. And this one. And now this one. And this one, too. We can’t forget this one, it’s our favourite. And this one. And…”

Back near the end of September, I purchased myself an 11-foot paddle-board. What I received was a 2-foot ladybird. I don’t really know what it is, but it ain’t 11-foot long that’s for certain. I e-mailed the company and they said they’d get back to me but didn’t. I Facebooked them and got told that […]

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This mornings’ commute

This morning I get to the station for 7, call from work – no power, don’t come in. I go home. As I’m settling with a tea at 9 I get a call from work – there’s power! Come in. I walk quick back to the station, trains delayed. AAARGH!!!

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Scary ass spider

I just caught this scary ass spider and flushed it down the toilet! Never been so unnerved in my life. I didn’t expect to see it hanging on the wall with its front legs out! I swear it was hissing. Watching. Scary ass shit.  But I caught it and flushed it down the toilet.  I […]

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First aid skills in practice

Whilst frying an egg for breakfast this morning — KA BOOM! — it exploded, and the searing hot oil on my fingers was quite a surprise. It was only last week I was speaking with Georgina, a fellow first aider, on how we had to meet up to practice what we’ve learnt. And today here I was at 10am […]

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Selfie woes

A decent selfie is a dream. I’ve read about good lighting and the right angling — I’ve watched YouTube videos that say things simple — and I’m either too dim to look decent or only photogenic when I’m not ready. I look like the undead at best, sallow and lifeless. Sometimes I’m lucky but not often. Oh, […]

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Waste water tonight

I have been asked to limit my waste water this evening. The roots of the tree outside has deformed our service pipe to the sewer, making it nigh on impassible, and couple this with a recent fat-berg issue in this very same area and tonights rainfall, my landlords basement flat is a little damp around its scummed edges. With […]

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Awards & achievements, Things happening

First Aider — that’s me!

Rather unexpectedly last week saw me become a first aider — an e-mail went around Monday morning that offered a place on the 3 day course starting the next day and before I knew it I’d responded with my interest, and here I am: I’m a first aider. A couple of months ago I was stood […]

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Yay me, debt free! + other news

Once upon a time there were credit men who handed money around with abandon — Tomos, 21, loved abandon (the more wanton the better), and he indulged himself good. All to be told, £7k needed to be repaid and in 2010 I tasked Abacus to handle the nuisance people, the pesky callers and vile letter senders, and we […]

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Bestival

A Summer of Love I ache. My mind is muzzy, I’m a little drowsy, and I would list the places that hurt but there are just too many. All I know is – I am grateful to be home, I felt grateful for my hot bath, and I’ll be grateful for my bed once weariness finally takes […]

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