Thursday, 23 June 2011

Summers here...!

Hi guys, sorry I've not blogged for ages, i wanted to but i was fed up with them reading like a sad and depressing samaritans book, any how, this is what has happened to me over the last three months. Believe me when i say this next bit because it might sound ridiculous, for a few years now i have been wanting to get fit again and slim down to a healthy more manageable weight, i have tried but as usual i did well for a while then it would crash down for one reason or another, we have all been there with our addictions be it food drink or smoking, well after i had a problem with my reading glasses i went to the opticians and he referred me to the doctors  because my prescription had changed so much , so off i went to the docs and he did a urine test and asked me if i was okay with a shocked look on his face, he then explained that my keytones in my wee were very high (20+)  and a blood sugar levels at 29 and that i had diabetes and i should have insulin and metformin tablets right away, i refused insulin and said i would get my blood sugar levels down through exercise and diet, the doc protested and was worried, i said if in two weeks they had not changed then i would take the insulin as he wished, now as i said above this next bit might sound a bit ridiculous but if there was ever a time to get diabetes then this was it, i was ready for a lifestyle change and a fight, i was given literature and started reading information on diabetes and sure  enough, two weeks later i managed with the help of the tablets exercise and diet got my keytones down and my blood sugar to 10 and as i write this ten weeks since i was diagnosed i have lost two and a half stone and levelled my blood sugar to around the 5 mark, i have more energy and motivation and taken up my weight training again as well as an hour of brisk walking every morning. i took getting diabetes on the chin, Nade on the other hand was not as positive as me as her dad had ultimately died from the disease and was worried sick.
But alas, things are looking up and brighter.
It's been a year since mum died and we are having a family get together and although it will be hard we are going to give mum a bit of a party with food drink and some Chinese lanterns.
I need to share this with you, just as i wrote that paragraph above i had my media player on random and on came hey jude by the beatles, now this song was the song we sang to mum while she was ill and passing away, because it matched the beeping of the obs machine next to the bed, she loved us singing that tune to her mum could hum it if she was too weak.
So fuck it, its gona be a full on party now, one that will make mum proud...! miss you mum....x

much love my friends xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Nade and i are working for my sister Elaine, being her media communications managers, what this entails is keeping her website, twitter, facebook, and likedin all up to date and running smoothly. Nade has taken to it like a duck to water and is busy adding like minded groups and people.
What Elaine teaches is M.B.S.R. Mindfulness based stress reduction. what's ibecame you my ask well its
When you’re stressed, how do you cope? Bottle it up until you pop? Scream, shout? Get an angry, closed moody mind-set?
Stress, anxiety and worry = pain, anger and sadness.
Mindfulness = new & creative solutions to dealing with the old cycles of stress. That's me for tonight, night fellow friends...x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Growing food yum yum

We have planted Iceberg lettuce, Rocket, Radish, Spring onion, Red tomatoes, Golden tomatoes, Peppers, Chilli's and some bedding plants that's nades department.
The sun is hot and we are going down to the beach a lot, the photo is where we are going to launch out boat from on lee slip way, behind us in the photo  is the hovercraft museum, it has the massive princess Margaret hovercraft it very impressive and imposing.
much love fellow humans. 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy mothers day mum.

So it's mothers day, and i wrote my mum a letter saying how much i missed her, then folded the letter and tied it to a rose, we popped to the beach, i wanted to throw it in to the sea but because i had been avoiding doing it all day the tide was on its way back in, so not to have it wash back up on shore i found what looked like a prehistoric pimp stick and tied it to that.
i said a few more words of remembrance then with these words..... "A leg and a wing to see the king a1 bum bum a2 bum bum and a jolly good 3"....  and as graciously as possible lobbed it in to the Solent, we all smiled giggled and cried, miss you mum, have a great mothers

Friday, 25 March 2011

Don't forget the clock goes forward

Ohhhh i have my summer head on, shorts on top off getting sum tannage on my body, getting the garden in some ship shape form ready for the BBq's and parties.
Strong bow are going to make some money out of me this year, thing are going quite well nade is bearing up and being strong and looking forward to the summer.
well that's about it right now, sending love to everyone out there in quiet

Monday, 21 March 2011

Difficult time's in sunshine

There it is, the sun, hiding away for all those months, and now we bask in it's warmth and brightness, smiling faces retuning from the gloom of winter, as we sow the seeds of happiness and fulfilment that awaits the ever increasing daylight which courses through our hearts.
I don't mean for this to be a doom or gloom blog but my mate's dog Tess has just died aged six, now they are all very upset as am i, but, from a pure selfish point of view, will every one be they pet, plant or person please not fucking die for the next two years, i have had enough of death and all his connotations, i wish to be joyful, happy and content just for a while, before the next shit lorry comes and parks another load of sadness on my doorstep ...! 
Live in peace my brothers and sisters xxx

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Spring brings new life to us all

Spring is upon us and early last week we  started potting some seeds, this was in some degree to show Nade that new life starts and new beginnings come to us all.
So on Wednesday when we left for the long journey to Birmingham for nades dads funeral the seeds just sat there, then, when we made it back the green shoots of life appeared. i think the  poignancy of this is lost on nade but is very profound on me.
The sun is starting to make an appearance which all ways bring good cheer to our faces, My sister Elaine gave me a gift of my first poetry book by Don Paterson its a collection of small poems (thank goodness) and fantasic by all accounts. here is one. After a long period of reflection, he decided that he was in fact right yet again. great book thanks sis.
I hear time and time again that friends and family are getting off facebook and doing something productive and its music to my ears.
I'm not a praying man, I'm not affiliated with any religion, but i prayed for those poor people in Japan. 
Much love and peace xx

Monday, 7 March 2011

Nades dad

Unfortunately Nades dad passed away after a long illness at 5.55pm on Monday the 28th of Feb. Nades in Brum sorting stuff out and with her family at this very sad time, I'm back down south as I'm not ready to face it all again since my mum passed just a short time ago, Nade doing OK, I do pop up and see her for a few hours now and then and on Saturday I stayed the night for some cuddles.
Nadine should be back in a few weeks, I do hope so because im enjoy the whole bed to myself and feel guilty.... much love friends

Sunday, 27 February 2011

A few jokes

Who named Trojan condoms?

The Trojan horse entered through the city gates, broke open and loads of little guys came out and fucked everyone's day up.

Doesn't fill me with confidence. 

A wife asks her husband, a software engineer; "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get six!"
A short time later the husband comes back with six cartons of milk.
The wife asks him, "Why the hell did you buy six cartons of milk?"
He replied, "They had eggs." 

Stay happy friends....x

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

No Facebook No Problem

Well it's been a fair few weeks now that i have been clean, (off Facebook) and i have to tell you it has been a very good journey.
My relationship with my teenage crash cart kids has been better, maybe because i can see tensions building and can nip it in the bud before it blows into a cataclysmic shit storm, as before i would have been too preoccupied with Facebook to have noticed or cared.
One of chases friends has written to her and told her that this blog has influenced her to cut down the time that she spends on Facebook and start to interact with other people and hopefully make her more confident in the big wide world!
When i started this blog nade and i had a disagreement about this blog and i said "if i only get one person to look at the harm that Facebook causes and they change their online habits and interact with other humans then i will be happy".
Nades going through a tough time at the moment as her father is seriously ill and is staying in Birmingham with her family. 
until next time fellow humans. x

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Hello life

It's been a while since i last posted, one of the reasons for this is the P.C. does not go on too much these days and to say the comment box is empty would be an understatement, so the motivation to post dries up quite quickly.

So im well up on current affairs at the moment and i have decided that all the political parties lie so much they think we really do believe them, i think all mp's and ministers are deluded to the point of distraction.

They can only fool themselves for so long, hang on, try this for size, if we submerge our lives neck deep in technology and media tech devices then we become passive and unconcerned with the flow of lies and corruption that spews from the government and its mouthpiece newspapers all of most of whom work for one man Rupert Merdoch  who has had dinner with Cameron on many occasions. Danger Danger.....!
on a more light hearted note, i played football this afternoon with Brodie and to be honest every single muscle aches right now,  even typing hurts....!
if i get a few comments i will carry on posting.
Much love  x

Monday, 10 January 2011

Making a difference?

So a week has gone by with no facebook and to be honest it's not been too bad, Firstly my passion for knowledge has gone up considerably and the in depth conversations  I have with Nade and the kids has increased, and to top it off we have received a few E-mails to say thank you because we inspired others to limit the time they are on facebook or stop using facebook all together and use the time for more creative or meaningful activities.
I have been on my bike this week and to be frank the seat is best described as cock numbing ball breaker that makes the whole genital area seem like its under general anaesthetic , but still, it's exercise......!
Salad three times a day with a cranberry juice chaser, it certainly keeps me regular and I seem to be loosing some of the festive excess that made It's way to my waste.
My father brought me a book titled The winter of disconnect, It's about a family that disconnects from all forms of technology for six months and what effect it had on there lives, Nade and the kids are terrified that I might do the same thing......hmmmm to be honest I would love to but I seriously think I would have a bucket load of trouble making It's way swiftly in my direction.
Oh one thing, Chase my daughter had her bike stolen from college, and the first thing I thought of was to put a photo of the bike on our facebook and offer a reward, but only Brodie has an account now so he did it for us, all we got back was LOL and yeah its in my back garden Brodie...TWATS
Much love X

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Sponge bob

Hello and welcome to a world with no facebook, as the title says sponge bob, I need to tell you It's still as awesome as when I first watched it, the rain has been non stop down here, that and most of our friends have tonsillitis flu or colds so were stuck in the house.
The T.V. has been on today and flicking through our listing I saw sponge bob, it made me laugh out loud, I do find trying to write without abbreviating quite an odd thing now, LOL, PMSL, BRB, LMAO, GTG....all gone out of the window, I was listening to radio 5 a while back and an employer was talking about how they gave training places to 100 young school leavers, out of the 500+ applicants over a quarter used Abbreviation Text style and were discarded, apparently over 30 of them failed to know the difference in their surname and Christian name, with respect to this I think facebook does not help and pull my kids up about using text Abbreviation quite a lot..... all I can say is thank goodness for spell checker.
So Nade and I are talking more, and when I say talking I mean politics, government, religion cricket and football, so all is good there, although Nade is being very accommodating I do think I should maybe talk about some of the things she is interested in, truth is I don't know but look forward to finding out.
that's all for now folks, the cricket is on and we want to watch England win the ashes in style.

Go Sponge Bob...!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Well it's gone, I have deactivated my facebook account. Lets see how we get on with our new found freedom, although Nadine and I have a difference of opinion about the content of this blog it has already thrown up more conversation on the subject than I could ever imagine. 
Maybe It's the very first thing that is different in our lives, by not having a facebook account we finally agree to disagree about something.

I love you Nade.....x

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


So, with only 1 1/2 to go before I shut down my facebook account down I'm getting a sense of trepidation. Every time I have been on it today I'm thinking 'Hum, this is my last day on facebook for a good while', I'm going to miss all the bullshit, funny jokes and photographs of my friends doing stuff with their lives, but I am very much looking forward to challenging myself and I know Nadine feels the same.
I'm also looking forward to improving my grammar and spelling (Which I was really bad at when I was young)
See you all on the flip side folks.

Life without facebook.

So, having had a discussion tonight about facebook with my teenage kid’s and how I thought that the addiction to it was going to dumb down their generation I would be a hypocrite not to take my own advice.
 As from midnight 5th of January 2011 I will be deactivating my account with facebook and attempt to get a life where I really do laugh out loud and not lol.
Our addiction to facebook has made being bored waste our precious time on this planet. So now we are on a new journey to find out if we can rid ourselves of this addiction and find some new more interesting ones that enrich our lives and those of others.
Now, I don’t mean to sound condescending, but I can see in my kids how socially retarded they are and how this is happening to me as well.
I say people are more interesting than their profiles.
 I say you’re more beautiful than your facebook picture.    
I say lets meet and drink tea and the social interaction of us meeting would be greater than me knowing what colour socks your wearing or if your cat has been sick on the rabbit.
This is basically an experiment to see how we cope without facebook and what challenges arise from it and how and if it changes us mentally, socially, even spiritually.
I’m going to write about our progress as much as possible and try and give you an insightful and informative Blog in to the inner working of a facebook addict. Anyone wishing my Blog address or E-mail please ask.
Bye for now.