Ho Ho Fucking Ho!

Merry Christmas everybody, I hope you all had a good day and have been celebrating with your families or whomever you celebrate with. As for me well I have had a pretty shitty day. It all started last night (Christmas Eve) when the little one was getting ready to go to bed in anticipation for…

Update on life, Christmas is cancelled

Its been a while, I have been severely lax in updating this blog this last year and it is something that annoys me, I have said before that I haven’t had any inspiration to write recently and that’s true. But that’s not what I’m doing today this is just going to be a rambley update…

One of the problems I live with.

I have to get this off my chest, this is something that happened a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t going to post anything about it but a thread on twitter brought it back to my mind and I felt I should put it on here so that I can get it off of…

It’s Time For A Change.

Hey folks, I have been away for a while, to be perfectly honest I have been considering giving up this blog completely. I haven’t had the time or motivation to keep it up. I want to address a few things in this post and gage a reaction from you lovely people who follow me see…

Let’s get back to basics.

Hello everyone, Hope you are having a good Sunday. I am looking for some inspiration. I really want to get back to writing again but I have not got any idea of what I could write about, I have got nothing going on in-between the old ears (no need to make a joke of that…

I really should listen to myself.

Why can’t I take my own advice? I mean seriously I am such a bloody idiot. The post I made a few days ago, inspired by an excellent yet weird drawing by Kira Scribbles, was all about not dwelling on the past, not looking back at what we can’t have, of what we have lost….

Dwelling on the past.

Everyone wants something. It could be money, food, power, love or even sex. We long for what we can’t have, we long for what we have lost, we worry about what may come. There is no pain greater than the loss of love, except that of what could have been. It may be a cliché…

I can never thank you enough.

Last week I put up a post that I wasn’t even sure I was actually going to post. I was asking for some help as I am really struggling in life right now and the response I got was overwhelming. You are all far too kind and generous and I don’t deserve to have such…

Oh I hate being in this position.

I never thought I would ever, in my life, write a post like this. As I am writing this I’m not even sure if I will post it or not I actually hate myself a little for even thinking about this but here goes.   As anyone who has even so much as glanced at…

I need your light (poem)[sort of]

I keep trying, Hitting my head upon the wall, No matter what I do I seem to fail, Something is holding me back, Something is putting me off, If I don’t shake it off soon, I think I’ll go mad. I won’t quit, I’ve come to far, I can’t turn back now, My future depends…

I’ll be brief

Things have been a bit rough recently. I’ve been dealing with some issues in my life and I haven’t really had a lot of time or motivation to write anything. So, here’s what has been happening. I’ll keep this brief. I’ve been trying to pass my theory test so that I can progress with my…

Hi

Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve put anything on here. I have been dealing with a fair few issues recently, professionally, personally and health-related so I haven’t had the energy or the motivation to post anything here on WordPress. I will try and pull my thoughts together into some sort of coherent rambling in…

Hey, It’s been a while

Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I posted anything on here. to be honest I have been thinking about giving up the blog. I haven’t had much time to put anything on here or had anything to say really. So, I don’t know if I will continue with this or not, I’m pretty sure…

Someone to bounce ideas around with.

Hey folks, How have you all been? I am looking for some help here. I have come up with an idea for a new book and I am looking for someone to talk to about it, bounce about some ideas. Anyone want to help me?

Something on my mind

When I was eighteen I went away to work for the summer in London. I was working on the rods doing traffic management. I was away for the summer, made decent money and had a good time. I came back on the 31st of July that summer I was meant to come back on the…

I AM NOT A FUCKING MILLENNIAL!

Evening folks, As promised earlier its time for a rant. This afternoon I was scrolling through twitter and I came across a link to this article.   Here is the Full article I read it and through “oh for fuck sake this is just ridiculous” then I kept scrolling through the thread and I came…

Adulting Is Hard

Well, today was an odd day. I spent the day with the little one as she wasn’t at the childminders today so got up and made her and myself French Toast for breakfast and it was good. Then after playing for an hour or so she fell asleep face down on the carpet. “YAY,” I…

Looking for a challenge

Hey everyone, I haven’t been really in the headspace recently for writing, and I want to try to get back into the swing of things. With that thought, I am looking for your help. If you would be so kind and are up for helping me I have a request. In the comments below can…

New Challenge

I am going to try a new thing tonight I am going to start writing for ten minutes straight with no clue what I am about to say just whatever my fingers decide to say.   And the ten minutes start NOW: Apparently today has been national unicorn day?? Who knew that was a thing…

Fancy a coffee?

I have decided to make some changes in my life, I have written about this before and anyone who’s read my post knows that to spend more time with my daughter and get some semblance of sanity back I am going to train to become a driving instructor. It’s going to be a long process…

Closing the Door [poem]

When you close the door on the past, You move forward to the future, You never know how long the peace will last, Closing the door is hard, Letting go of what you thought was your true path, Part of that path will always linger, Wondering what could have been, But the future isn’t set,…

It’s official, I am Unemployable

Hey folks, it has been nearly two weeks since I have posted anything, so I wanted to do a quick update. Its been a rough week or so, I have had to face a few home truths and realisations on things. The first being that I had an interview for a job that I didn’t…

Taking the plunge

As some of you know I’ve been working on a Sci-Fi adventure novel set in the aftermath of an alien invasion and is about one man’s quest to to travel across the world to save the one person left alive that he cares about and save her from the aliens holding her captive. I’ve been…

Did not see that coming [A ten word story]

Lightning Flashes, Thunder Crashes, The branch falls knocking him out. via Daily Prompt: Branch   [It’s been a while but I thought I’d bring back the ten word story, hope you like it]

Today has been rough.

The last 24 hours have been somewhat challenging. It started off yesterday with it trying to snow, there have been weather warnings for the past few days saying that there is a cold front coming in from Russia that is going to be causing problems in the near future. So, this was it at about…

End of my rope, I don’t know what to do anymore.

I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have been out of work now for ten months and its starting to get to me. Not so much the not working part but it’s the constant rejections that I keep getting. I can’t count the number of emails I have received over…

Day out to the Lego Store

Today was fun, as we had nothing today decided to jump in the car and go through to Glasgow for a day out. There were two reasons that we decided to go to Glasgow. Reason One: Hadn’t taken the little one through there yet Reason Two: I wanted to go to the Lego Store. It…

Soaring through the Astral Plane [Poem]

Floating through the astral plane, Fleeting thoughts run through my mind, The freeing feeling lets me forget my pain, Letting me leave my past behind. Soaring over the landscape below, Rushing towards the horizon ahead, I can see the face of the one I know, Sitting bolt upright in bed, I now know where I…

Meh

Meh. That’s how I feel today, just meh. I am having a low night, nothing seems to make me feel anything, I just feel numb. I don’t know what’s caused it, earlier I was fine then all of a sudden it was like a someone flipped a switch and all feelings apart from either Meh…

Mystery Blogger Award…

Back on the 12th of January, I was nominated for this award by the fantastically talented and wonderful person that is Cyranny. My teeny tiny Canadian friend. It may have taken me a while to actually get round to this (22nd of February) whoops, sorry about that my friend so here is my eternal thanks…

Stupid Technology

For a while now I have been having problems with my phone. For some reason it hasn’t been charging, the charging cable would not stay in the phone, it would keep falling out. If I didn’t balance it just right at night, I would wake up to a phone that hadn’t charged. As you can…

What is Love?

Love is caring, Love is talking, Love is loss, Love is kind, Love is unyielding, Love is constant, Love is a promise, Love never leaves you, Love touches your soul, But most of all, Love makes life worth living, And Love is pain, Love lets you know that you are alive.

Update on life

A few weeks ago, I posted on here that not only have I been out of work since May, and my wife got made redundant at the beginning of January, the company she worked for went into administration. Leaving us up shit creek without a paddle. I had to make a compromise with a promise…

I am slowly conquering the world.

I was creeping about my stats just now and I got to thinking about something that my good friend Cyranny said before on her excellent blog The Cove. (if you haven’t dropped by the cove I recommend you do because you will always find a warm welcome and a good laugh along with some incredible…

Years from now….

[I wrote this story back in November and I read it again last night at The Writing Group that I joined last year and I thought that I would tweak it and repost it for valentines day. Enjoy.] One day, far in the future, living life the only way we will know how. Alone. Both…

Google Images Shock.

Earlier on the wife was on the phone with her cousin, who is getting married next year, and they were asking about when we got married how much the venue was. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t remember the exact price, so I pulled up the website to check out what the prices…

“Reviews” [Rant]

Hey folks, its rant time again. Today while I was roaming around on here, and I came across a post describing a “review” of a book that I have read in the last two years and loved Ready Player One. If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it. It is full of geeky…

Goodnight, We love you.

When I was growing up one of my favourite tv shows was Frasier, so it was upsetting to see the news at the beginning of the week that John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, died on Sunday. Over the last few years there have been a lot of celebrity deaths, but this is the only…

It’s been a long weekend :(

On Friday I posted that it has been a rough day, with the little one being sick. She seemed to be on the mend yesterday which was good. But now I can really sympathise with her as she has passed it on to me. Last night we nipped down to the shops to get bread…

It has been a trying day.

And here we are entering the home stretch I have now been awake for around 37ish hours. Last night I got to bed and had been asleep for about an hour when all of a sudden, the little one started choking. I ran got her out of bed picked her up, and she vomited all…

I’ll remember this [RANT]

Hey folks, it’s that time again, its time for another rant! It always amazes me how people can be so forgetful of what you have done for them. You do what you can to help them in a bad place when everyone else has abandoned them when you are the only one left that talks…

Today’s Milestones

Today has been an unexpected day for milestones. First off, my post that I posted was my 400th post! WOO HOO Two years ago when I started this blog I had no idea I would still be here 400 posts later. Looking back at my first post to now I have changed a lot in…

Missing from my core. [Poem]

There is an emptiness in my soul, There is a pain I haven’t felt before, A cavity that cannot be filled, How do I get over the loss? Where do I go from here? How can I wait for the time, The time that it will come back into my life? I cannot bear this…

Don’t you f*cking dare… [Angry Rant]

WARNING ANGRY RANT TIME. I am currently filled with boiling rage, I was talking to some friends not long ago, and I mentioned that I didn’t get to bed last night until 3.50am because the little one was up half the night. She had been down for a while and woke up wanting a bottle,…

This is me

Last night I went to the cinema with the wife to see The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen it or heard of it, it is the story of how P.T. Barnum set up the circus. Now based on what I have gleaned about the man himself before seeing the film it is, I have…

Finding new music

Last night I was having a chat with some friends of mine on Discord. We had a voice chat open as one of my friends and his wife were doing an online gig. Now these two are incredibly talented and I hope to high hell that they make it big one day. You should all…

One small step….

So last night I said that I was going to try and post more on here than I have been. Now while as per usual I haven’t had time to write anything I do have something to report. Tragically the little one is still sick with an ear infection and is fighting us every time…

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!

Hey folks, how have you all been? I am back from a sort of unintended break, I posted what my year has been like so far in 2018 and its been pretty shity year so far. But in an update to that, I can report that I have two interviews next week, and those are…

Better to Live Heartbroken than Heartless (poem)[I think]

Things have changed, My life is different, You are the reason I stayed the course, I will never forget the impact you made in my life, You were my first true love, The memories we made still make me smile, It has taken a long time, But those memories no longer break my heart, I…

2018, An update on the year so far.

Well here we are, two weeks into 2018 and it already has been a very challenging year. It started off same as any other year except that I was sick as a dog, had the sickness and diarrhoea bug that was going about so I felt awful. To top that off the little one was…

It’s a weird thing to miss. 

You know I haven’t really thought about this before, until tonight. I stopped smoking back in May when I lost my job and I have been using a vape since then And tonight I realised the one thing I really miss about smoking I miss the Angry Cigarette. When having an argument you can angrily…

One Year On

Its been a long time coming, but today it finally arrived. Today is the first birthday of the most important person in my life. I’m not going to say too much, I’m a bit emotional today. So here are some pictures.

Someone To Lava

I have been busy with life, I got a job and have been working and taking care of the little monster (it’s nearly her first birthday *gulp*) so things have been hectic, and I haven’t had a lot of time to post anything on here. Over the last few nights the little one has had…

Years from now…

One day, far in the future, living life the only way we will know how. Alone. Both of us will be making our way through the world waiting to see what life will throw at us next. You, in your world. Me, in mine. I’ll be making my way across the courtyard of the shopping…

Thinking By The Fire.

Its that time of the year, The time for remembering, The time for celebrating, The time to remember the love we once had, The time to remember the love that is still there, We were meant to be together, It’s truly what I believe, I knew this the day that we met, I should have…

Where do we go from here?

I thought things were going well, We were getting along, I told you things not many know, I trusted you, giving you a peak behind the mask, A glimpse into the depths of my madness, You touched my soul. Then something happened, We stopped talking as much, You started to pull away, We drifted, Lost…

Inspirational Bloggers Award

I have decided to create this Inspirational Bloggers Award to celebrate and promote some of the bloggers that I follow and love their blogs. They are people who continually surprise me with their innovation, creativity, sense of humour and insane talent. These are people that I feel need to be celebrated, so I want to…

Saving My Sanity

{Note: I wrote this in about one minute and i have had a fair bit to drink tonight so it may be crap I’m not sure. enjoy} It’s been a long day, It’s been a long year, As some might say, It’s been a challenging time, I’ve been through some things, I’ve been through a…

Fifteen years, has it really been that long?

Today is the 6th of October, today is a day to remember for me. Today is my Grandad’s birthday.     He was a great man who had a considerable influence on my life he died fifteen years ago on the 31st of July 2002 if he were still alive he would have been 98…

I Have The Power

I don’t normally watch adverts on TV but this one is pure genius. Hope this gives you a laugh like it did for me   via Daily Prompt: Genius

7 days, 7 photos Challenge – day 1

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was cahllenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge Rhapsody Bohème

Always stuck in second gear

So no one told you life was going to be this way. Your jobs a joke, your broke, your love life’s DOA, It’s like your always stuck in second gear, When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year. Everyone knows these words. I was watching an episode of friends…

Just out of reach (50-word story)

“If I can make it to the bridge I’ll be safe” he pants. The sound of horses coming up from behind getting louder. He can see the bridge is in sight, safety is in reach. The horde gets closer to him, and just as he lunges, the sword decapitates him.

This is a true and slightly disturbing story

This is a true story and happened to me about ten or twelve years ago when I was out in Edinburgh for a night out, and I was rather drunk. It was about 1 am, and I was heading for the bus to go home, when I was walking towards the bus stop I met…

Fear

Let’s talk about fear. Tonight, I started a writing course that my wife bought for me on Groupon a few months ago. I have been trying to get back into writing properly, so I thought id boot it up and have a go. The first section is about Genres, and it came up with an…

Things not to do

Number 1: When someone is having a bad day or a rant do not, I repeat, DO NOT, tell that person to “chill” all you are going to do by saying this is make them even angrier. Number 2: When someone is talking to you and saying about something that they are struggling with do…

Tales from the Call Centre (Commenters Edition)

A while ago I put out a request for stories from anyone who has worked in customer service and Cyranny was kind enough to send me about ten common traits so here they are for your enjoyment. Colin started this a little while back, and I was looking for my best call centre stories… Having…

The Destroyer of Families 

Everyone thinks it will be fun, Every holiday someone has the bright idea, “What’s the worst that could happen?” they think, Little do the know what’s coming, The destroyer of friendships, The demolisher of families, The wrecker of homes, The evil that stalks innocent souls, It lurks in the cupboards of the world, Waiting for…

Messed up dreams

My head is messed up. Recently I haven’t been sleeping well, tossing and turning, waking up every hour or so and that’s not just when my little monster is wanting to be fed in the middle of the night. And then there are the dreams. I have been having some really messed up dreams lately…

The Wizerding World, and my place in it

Over the last few days, I have been trying to find things to keep me occupied when the little one is away at the childminders. (being unemployed sucks) So one of the things I found yesterday was the website Pottermore, which is the site run by JK Rowling and is all about the Wizarding world…

Writing Group.

A few weeks ago, I put up a post about Writing groups and asking if they were any good. Last night I took the chance and went along to one. It was a strange experience, and I am not 100% sure if I am going to stick it out, but I went along to see…

Pfft… I hate the neighbours

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I just had to call the police. I was sitting here quite happily having a cup of tea watching random things on YouTube when all of a sudden there was a lot of banging and shouting coming from next door. It sounded like there were about ten people in there trying to kill each…

Good News….. It’s Time For A Rant!

Good morning everyone, I’m going to have a rant, so apologies for this but I have come across something that has really pissed me off today.   There will be swearing, you have been warned.   I was randomly watching videos on YouTube, and I came across a documentary about “Gaming Addiction” which, in my…

This is a personal post

Before you read this post, I want to say that this isn’t my usual fun post, it’s not a story, poem or anything irreverent. It is an intensely personal post about something that I have to get off my chest, its something that has been bothering me for a while and today it has come…

Things not to say…

About a year ago I had a made a few posts on here called “Things not to say to your pregnant wife.” it was a short lived thing of the stupid things that I said to my wife when she was pregnant. this was before I learned to keep my mouth shut and not say…

Here is a smile for you

I know that sometimes people can have a bad day. I have them quite a lot. And sometimes its the smallest thing that can make a difference at a critical momemnt So for anyone having a bad day today I give you this.

Music that describes your life

Hello everybody, Ok so there is a website/app that I use on a daily basis (other than WordPress of course), and tonight I was a little bit bored, so I posted this Now through all of the usual crap that you would expect to crop up, there was one gem of a question that really…

300

Well, that was unexpected. I started this blog over a year and a half ago, I never really thought I would get very far with it. As I have said before it was just a place for me to post some stories that I had written without them being heavily censored. I never thought that…

Westerosi Rhapsody

Do you like Game of Thrones? Do you like Queen? If you answered yes to both of these questions (and are up to date on Game of Thrones up unitl the end of Season 6) then watch this video I promise you will laugh

Why we write

I write to keep myself sane, Sanity is fleeting, If you don’t fight for it, you’ll feel the pain, So I write to keep myself going, Knowing that it’s a ferocious battle, It doesn’t take much for the madness to start to rattle, It started for different reasons, But I continue to keep myself sane,…

First Love

When you look back on your first love, what do you think? Sometimes the memories hurt, sometimes they are good, it all depends on how it ended. Sometimes you misremember things making them seem worse or better which ever it is the other half may end up being foggy in your memory. This is something…

I’ve been cooking.

Today I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. This morning I got up, the wife had already dressed and fed the baby, we took the wife to work then I had to go to B&Q to buy some wood glue so that I can get the little one’s cot built over the…

Friends.

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine, and it got me thinking. I don’t have many friends, I have no one that I can call up on a random day I’m not busy and see if they want to go out for lunch or for a drink, coffee, tea or things like…

What the fuck is wrong with me?

I have fucking only just gone and done it again. Every time, every single god-forsaken fucking time, I think I’m moving away from what tortures my very soul, I have to fucking go and look at certain things and it just fucking throws me straight back to square fucking one. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Seriously, what the fuck…

Tales From The Call Centre (Part One)

  As I said earlier on that, I want to start a series of funny stories from my Call Centre days so here is the first one.   This was my first proper job, I was working for Sky TV (which for those not in the UK is the Satellite TV provider for the country)…

I am looking for stories. :)

I have come up with an idea, so I am putting out a request for everyone that on here who reads my blog or follows me on twitter for stories. I have decided to start a new ongoing section on my blog, it’s going to be called “Tales from the Call Centre.” I have worked…

After two am moments 

Ok so I am blatantly ripping off Cyrannys after eight moments for this post. Hope you don’t mind my friend.   My first night on call for feedings with the little one.  Wife goes back to work in the morning 

Am I a good person? 

That question has been weighing on my thoughts tonight.  I’ve been talking to a friend who recently broke up with her boyfriend and there is a guy sniffing about already, I’ve told her to be careful as most guys will be after the one thing.  Its well established between us that I am not like…

It’s been a day of thought 

So today was my 33rd birthday, so naturally,  I have spent the day thinking about the changes in my life and what I have achieved.  A lot has changed in the last 12 months but some things haven’t. The obvious change is that I now have my daughter in my life and I can’t imagine…

It’s time for another rant. This time it’s political 

I don’t normally get political with my posts but on this one I feel I need to speak out on this one.  For those that don’t know there was the snap election on the 8th of June here in the UK.  The Tories, the party that was in power didn’t get enough seats in parliament…

Life never works how you think

Life never works out the way you planned it. When I was younger, I was completely useless with most things I never really figured out where I fit in in life. I was always the outsider, I never belonged to any particular group I floated around, I would talk to everyone, but for the most…

Six months have gone by so fast

Today has been a big day, I know I’ve said that a lot recently but it doesn’t make it any less right. As of today 17-06-2017, my little baby girl Jessica is now a full Six Months old. Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday that the wife shouted me through to…

I may be too old to get it… 

So here we are, day three of sleeping on the couch. I hate my stupid back it’s hurting like hell still and the pain killers are giving temporary relief and then knocking me out cold.  So I’ve been spending a lot of time watching random crap on YouTube and reading the comments. You will never…

Rage 

Hello. I am about to have a rant about technology apologies. RRRRRRAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHH STUPID BLOODY FECKING ONEDRIVE. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A SLIGHTLY AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STORY THAT WILL END IN MURDER AND THE DISPOSAL OF A BODY AND THE STUPID FUCKING ONE DRIVE, WHERE IT WAS SAVED BECAUSE I WAS WRITING IT ON MY PHONE, HAS…

I’ve quit

It has been a week since I got made redundant from work and it has been a busy week.  I have written about this a few times already see my previous posts.  But the one thing I haven’t mentioned in these post is that, now because I have left work I have also stopped smoking.  I…

200th post

Well, then that was quick. Just four months ago I posted my 100th post, and here we are now on post 200, my god I must talk a load of crap. I honestly never thought I would get this far and I am truly humbled by the response that I have gotten from everyone on…

It’s a weird place. Pt 2

A couple of weeks ago I made a post saying that Australia is a weird place where everything is trying to kill you, and that the country itself looks like a cat and a dogs head smashed together.  Here is that picture again  I maintain what I said before but tonight I have seen this picture and […]

Daily Prompt: Notorious

Notorious is an interesting way to describe someone.  At what point does someone become?  I genuinely don’t know that answer to this. When I think of notorious people the first thing that springs to mind, other than the Notorious B. I. G, is serial killers.  Its a weird thing to think that in my mind notorious…

Time for a Revamp. And another milestone for someone

It’s been a semi-busy day, I have two days left at work (well one and a halfish now) and I have been hard at it as you can expect. I have taken the opportunity today to completely revamp the look of my blog. I was getting bored with the same old look and have decided…

This will make you happy, if not you’re weird

A couple of weeks ago I put a post up mentioning the new Guardians of the Galaxy film. I was mostly ranting about being subjected to piracy adds when I HAD PAID TO SEE THE DAMN FILM. but I won’t go into that again. Now tomorrow is my last day at work so as you…

Well that’s game over

Well the inevitable has happened, the shut down at work is over, and I have been given my weeks notice. As of next Thursday, unless it gets extended, I will be unemployed again. It’s a shame, but it is not entirely unexpected. I have prepared for it and have enough money saved to cover for…

Weird place

I was looking at my stats this morning, and it’s been a slow day so far the only views I have had are from Austraila, so on the map, it is showing a close up of the country, and I was reminded of something I first saw a few years ago   Austraila is a…

Where to go next?

I might be on the cusp of getting my first book published and it has got me thinking about a sequel. When I finished the first novel I did start a follow up to it but I have changed it so much since then that it no longer fits with the original story. So I…