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2022-04-28: I have a pocket-full of doggy treats and I’m ready to kick some bottom. 🐕

2022-04-26: I’ve been paying a sub for this wonderful place for ages and not actually using it. Hope everyone is …

2021-10-10: Had a bit of a crisis of confidence with my writing of late, but received word that I’ve been …

2021-09-19: More of Leela and I after our run this morning. 🐕🏃🏻

2021-09-16: A few photos of Lady Leela Doggington after our run. 🏃🏻🐕

2021-09-14: Trying to get some kind of routine going again for writing, running, gardening and - quite basically …

2021-09-10: I, unashamedly, adore this song. Better Best Forgotten - Steps

2021-09-04: What a song! Don’t Worry Baby

2021-09-02: Oh, ABBA. Brilliant new songs. 😍🎶

2021-09-02: Waiting patiently on the ABBA announcement. 🎶

2021-09-02: Oh, procrastination is kicking my arse at the moment. 📝

2021-08-28: I’ve been teetotal for around seven years now. This is my first time trying this, and it really does …

2021-08-22: Still dipping my toe into Obsidian, may well go for a nice paddle next week. Although it still …

2021-08-22: Another run up the mountain with my best friend. 🐕🏃🏻

2021-08-20: Leonard Cohen does synth-pop. Leonard Cohen - First we Take Manhattan

2021-08-20: I think I’m going to spend a few hours decluttering all the productivity apps I have on all my …

2021-08-17: Here’s me looking like a proper writer, with moody setting in the background.

2021-08-16: I had a bit of time away on a writer’s retreat in beautiful Connemara this weekend. 📝📷

2021-07-31: I forgot to have a nap today.

2021-07-21: 20 years married today. I’m a lucky man.

2021-07-19: I sat on my reading glasses yesterday. Might be time for that bit of rope that keeps it around my …

2021-07-19: The ‘Freedom Day’ footage of maskless people jammed shoulder to shoulder in clubs is absolutely …

2021-07-17: Am I too late to mention how warm it is?

2021-07-16: A gorgeous synthy song. Heaven Opened

2021-07-12: Obsidian mobile has been officially released. I was put off by how complicated it seems, but will …

2021-07-11: Had an incredibly soggy run with my dog this morning. 🐕🏃🏻

2021-07-04: I’ve been eating terribly this week and my stomach is in bits. Even a vegetarian diet can be …

2021-06-30: Decided not to renew Hey email. I’ve actually found it a pretty decent app to use and love what they …

2021-06-30: I’m going through some subscriptions and cancelling them to save money, like a real grown up.

2021-06-28: So then? Will this be the week when I finally get that writing routine in place? No school runs, …

2021-06-25: If anyone wants me, I’ll be rehydrating a coir block. 🌱

2021-06-21: Well, I got up early and did some yoga. Blimey, I’m stiff and crackly again; but, it has to be said, …

2021-06-20: I think I’m going to start up my yoga practice again next week. Haven’t done it for ages and can …

2021-06-19: Went out for a first proper ‘take-out/sit-outside’ coffee in months and it was an abysmal cup of …

2021-06-18: I’ve fallen out with my dog. We’ve had a cuddle and kiss, but there’s still an uneasy atmosphere. …

2021-06-17: To be honest, eating snacks and having an early night is pretty much my default setting.

2021-06-17: My wife is away for the night on a well-earned beak with friends. I’m planning on eating snacks and …

2021-06-13: Trying to get my fitness levels back up to speed again. Another lovely run with Leela the dog up the …

2021-06-07: I’ve had my running gear on all day, but I have not run.

2021-06-06: Had a little wander in the garden today, seeing as it’s a nice day. As with every year, the garden …

2021-06-04: We have a lot of work going on in the house and grounds at the moment, it’s been incredibly noisy so …

2021-06-02: Second vaccination done and, aside from a sore arm, I feel grand.

2021-05-29: Time to make the most of the weather and do a bit of work in the overgrown veg patch. 🌱

2021-05-27: This unpredictable weather is incredibly predictable. Every spring it knocks me for six, summery …

2021-05-24: Gary Numan nails it again. Great to hear him crafting confident and great sounding material again. …

2021-05-20: I’ve got an oil diffuser on the go and have just demolished a vegan pizza. I am a happy hippy. 🌱🍕

2021-05-20: One can’t be glum while listening to Sparks. open.spotify.com/track/6TF…

2021-05-20: ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.’ However I am NOT going out in that.

2021-05-18: Gorgeous day in which I ran with my dog, did some gardening, and ate a doughnut. 🍩🐕🏃🏻

2021-05-18: Leela was in mischievous form during our 5km this morning. 🏃🏻🐕

2021-05-17: Currently Reading: Diggers (The Bromeliad Trilogy) by Terry Pratchett 📚 I listened to the audiobook …

2021-05-17: Finished reading: The Last Bear by Hannah Gold 📚

2021-05-15: Haircut day!

2021-05-14: Finished reading: The Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 📚 I’ve read …

2021-05-13: Made an incredibly tasty vegan keema aloo, recipe by Bosh!🌱🥔🥘

2021-05-13: Most productive run with my dog for months. 🐕🏃🏻

2021-05-11: Currently reading: The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 📚 Re-reading the …

2021-05-10: Battling Procrastination and Fear.📝 In August 2018, I left mental health nursing to stay at home full time with my kids. Including my …

2021-05-09: Absolutely soaked to the skin. 🐕🏃🏻

2021-05-07: I need to desperately declutter my living space, my writing space and my digital apps. Everything is …

2021-05-06: Sun’s out, but it’s nippy. Loads of gardening to do, but content in procrastination at the moment.

2021-05-02: Passed the business end of the horrid cold and have done some gardening.

2021-05-01: I’ve got a rotten cold and am craving something spicy.

2021-04-30: I have a rotten cold.

2021-04-29: I had washing on the line, it started raining, so I ran out to retrieve the washing and now it’s …

2021-04-26: Took my dog for her yearly vaccination and was told she’s a lovely, well-behaved, girl. 🐕😍

2021-04-25: A great run/walk with my dog to start the day, a superb Burnley performance to lift my mood higher, …

2021-04-25: Sunday up the Mountain. Lockdown has been a pain in the arse for routine and particularly the routine of running. Around …

2021-04-24: Maincrop spuds in. 🌱🥔

2021-04-24: The garden beckons. Potatoes to plant, seeds to sow, weeds to eradicate, dreams to dream. 🌱

2021-04-23: Shoes and dog. 🐕

2021-04-23: Trying a new (to me) alcohol free wine. Probably the closest to proper wine I’ve drank - which is a …

2021-04-23: The brighter days don’t half make me happy.

2021-04-22: Loving the Ulysses integration.

2021-04-22: The Four Squirrels of Procrastination.📝 We have all, at some point, battled procrastination. Honestly, me typing this is a clever and …

2021-04-22: Slowly building our fitness levels. 🐕🏃

2021-04-19: I was, apparently, making a sound like a startled sloth as I slept last night.

2021-04-18: About to go for another 5km run with Leela the dog.

2021-04-17: Battled with a backed-up septic tank, put clean sheets on the bed and ate a vegan pizza. I’m a …

2021-04-17: Leela the Dog. Running is a lot more fun with a little furry buddy.