Secondary School

Another excerpt from this year's NaNoWriMo - Enjoy! I'm sitting here, trying to remember the most significant memories from my time at secondary school - and struggling somewhat. It's all become so fragmented - it feels like a collection of snapshots, stored away inside my head. The strange thing about memories is that they unlock …

Infant and Junior School

While sitting at the departure gate in Frankfurt Airport, waiting for my flight home, is occurred to me that I might release another chunk of this year's NaNoWriMo - an autobiography of sorts. Today's excerpt takes you through infant and junior school with me. Enjoy! Apparently my start a infant school didn't go well. I …

Bumhole

No, this blog post is not about questionable sexual escapades - apologies if that's what you were expecting. It's also not about a lunatic shooting somebody with a banana. Trust me - given the title, it's REALLY difficult to find a picture that fits. When I get in from work, I never quite know what …

Winning and Losing

We spent the greater part of yesterday evening sitting in a packed auditorium at the big school in town - watching a local celebrity hand out awards to students throughout the school. Of course our main reason for being there was to watch Miss 14 receive an award for her cooking exploits. A local celebrity …

Saturday

This morning I was supposed to be tagging along with my other half to visit a nearby town to buy some clothes. Somehow the trip never happened. This kind of thing happens to me a lot - where I plan around something happening, and then the thing doesn't happen. This is usually a cascading thing …

Maximum Power Output

For a long time I kept up the routine (or habit?) of posting to the blog every day - sometimes a few words, and sometimes hundreds or even thousands of words. Usually each day the words would come as easily as turning on a tap, and at other times - such as today - I …

Bingo

After spending the entire day walking back and forth from town, clearing up after people, re-filling the washing machine and tumble dryer, and putting things away after everybody else, I really didn't feel like going out to our youngest's school this evening to attend a school fundraiser. I get it - spending an evening playing …

Relentless

This week seems to be going on indefinitely. I'm sure there's an end to it somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure where that might be. It probably doesn't help that I've been head-down on development this week - making changes to perhaps the biggest code-base I ever worked on, and for a huge client. It's …

Snow Day

The local schools closed one-by-one yesterday evening. The children are all home today - as am I. My other half hasn't been so lucky - she has walked to work at the local infant school, wrapped up like a polar explorer, oddly relishing the chance to get things done while the children are not there. …