Tag: past

Starting Over

Life’s like that isn’t it? Just when you think you’re happy and settled, with a hope for the future, it falls down like a house of cards. Turns out that I wasn’t enough for the ex-SO and so, after a foolish retry at it, I let him go. Now I have to start all over…


Weight Loss Surgery

I told you in March I had to quit smoking. This is why. In December 2011 I asked my GP to put me forward for gastric surgery for weight loss. That they did and funding was agreed by my local Primary Care Trust (PCT) for the NHS to pay for my op, normally up to…


Adopted Monsters!

On July 28th Diana from Cats Protection League (CPL) came to see my house and approved me for cat adoption. Jackie from CPL called and told me about two cats that were ready to be homed and were about to move foster homes the next day, could I come see them so they didn’t have…


Bah Humbug!

  Here we go again. Or rather here we are again. This started in October, didn’t it? I don’t know why I don’t like Christmas exactly. It may be to do with the enforced jollity thrust upon us by TV, websites, radio, shops and other media. It might be that fact that it should be…


What is Prog Rock?

Interesting question. One of my work colleagues asked me this on Friday last and I tried to explain in terms of classical mixed with rock, long complex tunes with many layers and usually pretty talented and well-trained artists. Gatefold sleeves, Roger Dean, dragons and magic, two tracks per album… that kind of thing. I assume…