Tuesday, 31 July 2012

All Good Things....

Last week I realised that a love affair was coming to an end, a childish fling being replaced by something much more grown up.

I should have known that it couldn't last. Sure it was cool, fun, bubbly and really sweet. It was fun while it lasted.

My new love is a different thing entirely. Much more grown up. Sophisticated, cooler still and very pure.

Goodbye Gin & Lemon Fanta, hello Gin & Tonic.



Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Pursuit Of.

Today I am relaxed.

I have 99 problems* to deal with at home but right now as I pick out the letters on my trusty, beloved, soon-to-be-replaced iPhone in the manner of middle aged folks everywhere** I have:

The woman I love next to me on a sun lounger reading a book in the sunshine on her kindle (this makes her, and consequently me, happy)

2 of the 4 kids playing a game on the Nintendo DS on the veranda (this makes them, and consequently me, happy)

A cold beer getting colder in the pool (this makes me very happy)

4 pizzas warming in the oven (this makes us all very happy)

In summary, I am happy.


* - Actually I only have one major problem, but Jay-Z had his own agenda with song titles. Bloody selfish rap icons.

** - You know, you do it too. The excruciatingly slow tippety-tap, complete with almost accusatory finger pointing as you try to find the letter you're looking for, that makes anyone under the age of 20's head explode with frustration.

Thursday, 12 July 2012


This morning as I drove to work in the pouring rain (again) I had a little ray of sunshine to brighten the start of my day.

I stopped at a pedestrian crossing to let a particularly grumpy looking teenager with a newspaper delivery bag and a sopping wet hoody cross the road.

The large, easy-to-read logo on the front of the hoody, you ask?

Well, that would be SuperDry.

Judging by look on his face, he was neither.