Monthly Archives: September 2016

In the place

So today I am in a city for an interview/chat. It’s one of those “is it, isnt it” situations. I won’t be saying where this is happening or who it’s for, but all I will say is that I’d feel awkward wearing my University of Gloucestershire jumper. I was going to grab before I left, but then realised it might not be a cool idea.

So I’m sat in a wetherspoons as I’m very early for the thing, and chilling with some cheese crisps and a pepsi. While walking down the stairs though from the train station, it dawned on me that I’ve done something very wrong to my leg. On monday i went out and delivered a load of letters as an odd job for Aphre. It took me about 7 hours to get everything delivered and did it all on foot. When i got back I could feel my knee hurting. A few years ago i was coming back from a gig at Pittville Campus, when it snowed. It stopped classes for the day so we had a mess about day on Tone. See that post here.

So I thought the issue went away but walking for 6 hours must have agrovated it. I fell asleep on monday night with it slightly hurting only to be woken up by the pain on tuesday at 1.30am. I rested all day tuesday and Wednesday and thouht it had gone down, but I walked for 30 mins into town and by the time i got there, it was feeling a bit weird. I must have sat funny on the train because there it was again, doing feeling screems at me. 

I feel like feeling screamsshould be a phrase. 

This spoons is nice. It’s a hotel spoons, and its like all oldy rustic inside. A bit like somewhere my friend Rich would take potential Mrs Richards on dates. You’ll usually find me on a sofa in these types of pubs, the sofa or on a comfy chair. This seating reminds me of an early childhood sofa. When i was really little, my parents lived in Didcot, and I have vague flashes every so often, and that yellow/brown leather sofa is something that I remember. But yeah, pubs, I’m on the sofa or the bit that looks the cosiest – if it’s my choice.

I’m just trying to think of things to write now, I’ve still got a bit of time before I need to go. 

Oh here’s something… I’m trying to decide what I want to do about podcasts. Basically I was abandoned podcast wise that put an end to Prick Up Your Ears, and I was thinking about doing it with someone else, or doing a new podcast, or a similar podcast but I’m a bit stuck. I was looking at the stats today and they are good, if only we were having that many new listens when we were actually doing it, id have actually earnt something. We have 25k listens on the Sound Gorillas audioboom channel which is great, and Robin and Jelmer are doing a monthly podcast, but I want to be back doing silly things… but I’ve had various conbersations with people and there’s some thoughts out there that ive looked into, at the moment they are in the fridge.
right, time to do a leisurely walk to the place i need to be at. I’ll let you know what happens!


Today, in the middle of looking for my next job, I’ve decided to take a little creative break as I was starting to feel creatively frustrated. Up until last week I was working the college job which was fun, but fizzled out towards the end. I enjoyed it, and I feel that I’m a little more confident meeting strangers and being myself a little. Every student I dealt with during my time as an enrollment assistant, started their educational journey with me saying the words “Happy educational Funtimes!”… even the ones who were not totally pleased with having to go to college for legal reasons, at least there was a small smirk if not a smile.

The issue with creative breaks while frustrated means that I get stuck on where I want to go with it and go from task to task, then just end up blogging because that’s a thing I don’t stop half way through.

As far as work, a few weeks ago I went to Birmingham for a job interview, which seemed quite promising, but the concern was due to it being in Birmingham which is a few too many train journeys for them to be happy with. However the feedback was very good and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I was in the top 3 of 125 people who applied. This has been a thing for the past few interviews I’ve had so, we may be in a world where justice prevails for Johnny Robinson and the stint of bad luck since Christmas finally subsides.

I’m having a chat with some people later this week which I am really hoping that something will come out of. If it’s successful I will mention I will do more of a thing about it but apparently I have “Bags of potential”. I’m hoping those bags are bags are bags for life and not the paper bags you get at the chip shop that if you keep your chips in them for too long that they go soggy and your chips fall out (Genuinely happened once).

In other news, while I’ve been at home, Finn has been at nursery so I’ve had time to apply for things, but I’ve also been watching the Labour conference. It was nice to see that Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership again. I just wish the opposing members of Labour would just get on with opposing and getting voters interested in the party. As for uniting… well I hope it is a thing that can happen but it’s not going to be an easy thing. I see it more like a wound, and it’s going to take some time for it to be stitched, scab over, and then heal, providing it’s not aggravated again. I’m watching the conference now, with their mix of music that seems to be about 2 years old.

Speaking of Finn, he has been so good with nursery. He’s had a little bit of a faff with the first few weeks, but had cheered up bundles now. Apparently he hugs other children and seems to have a friend which is cool.

Aphre is also doing cool, She’s just been away for a bit to Berlin and I missed her loads and loads, so I’m glad she’s back. She was a bit down that she didn’t have her own space, as I have my cupboard studio under the stairs and although she has the Study, it doubles up as a dining room and general storage. I tried to make a clothes cupboard, I used a flimsy clothes rail as poles to make a new clothes rail, but I put some nails in the wall and put it up, but then when I put some clothes up, the nails fell out and now there’s some chunks in the wall so I need to re-visit that another day. I just wanted to show her that I do care about her and her lack of space issue, so I now consider the walls in the wall as love chunks.

I have stuff to do now, so I’ll get on with that. If I say this now it will hopefully mean I will update more often so here goes – I will try another attempt to update more regularly, once every day or every two days – let’s see how long that lasts!

Lightly Gnawing

So I’m writing this in my spare time while working. Firstly yes… I have a job right now working as a temp enrolment assistant. It’s OK and last week and the week before was very busy, but today hasn’t been so much.

The reason for this blog bit though was mainly so I could look busy, and to tell you about the brownies that are currently sat next to me. These brownies were… at one point in their journey probably quite tasty, but in their current form on Monday the 12th of September they are dry and dusty. I know because I’ve tasted it.

I’ve resorted to lightly gnawing my pass now, as I’m refraining from drinking too much more of my drink. I had a horrible time last evening being ill and not even eating my macaroni cheese last night which is like… nah mate.

Right, i have things to do! I must go!