Godzilla

We have one of my school books from infant school somewhere - a book where half of each page is given over to a drawing, and the other half is ruled with wide lines to allow for a story to accompany the drawing. The book in question has a label on the cover with "Weekend …

Stretched

Reaching the end of the week feels like being tipped from a wheelbarrow into the weekend. It's been a tough one. Not emotionally or physically - just mentally. It's difficult to describe what software development is like if you've never been involved in it, and it's probably interminably boring to hear anybody try to explain …

Finding Time

It feels like I haven't found time to do much of anything recently - the huge project I've been battling with at work continues to grow - swallowing up developers, consultants, and conference call hours like some sort of creeping monster - devouring all in it's path. Tonight I have carved out an hour to …

Slow Saturday

I have achieved very little today. I'm almost proud that I've achieved so very little. While most people look forward to the weekend, kicking back, and resting from the world at large, I invariably see the weekend as an endless trudge through a wrecked house, a clothes washing mountain, and an endless succession of sibling …

Tea Solves Everything

After a quite beautiful weekend, the sky decided that enough was enough today, and not content with rolling dark clouds across the hereabouts, it dumped several billion gallons of water across the country. Obviously unconvinced that we might get the message (if there is one), the sky is apparently going to repeat the deluge throughout …

Entitled and Aloof

While walking back from town earlier with groceries I turned a corner and came across a man in his mid-thirties walking his dog. The dog was attached to him via an extending lead. Both he and the dog were causing people to scatter in all directions to avoid becoming ensnared in the lead. The dog …

Wonderland

I woke up with a start at 4:30am this morning to an empty bed and a silent house. After a few moments scrabbling around to find my phone, squinting at the screen and ham-fistedly navigating it's user interface, I found my way to "Where's my iPhone", and discovered my other half about five miles away …

Single Handed

I'm sailing the ship single handed this weekend - my other half is taking our youngest daughter to France to watch the England ladies football team play in the World Cup. They will be up at 4am tomorrow for a 7am flight. I'm going to try and have a quiet weekend for a change. I …