On Saturday, my family and I went walking down the Eamont Way from Penrith to Pooley Bridge. Amid the chaos of getting lost and my (undocumented) blundering into a ravine of cow dung, we had a wonderful day. The Eamont Way is a lovely walk, and I look forward to doing it again in the future.
On June 3rd, 2023, I had the immense honour bestowed upon me of becoming Hazel's husband. I have made this video to commemorate the day. It's long, but it is split into different chapters for easy navigation. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope the pride and love I feel towards this incredible person comes through. This was the best day of my life, a celebration of both our love for each other, and for the people who share our lives and helped us get to this wonderful moment.
I saw many incredible things on my honeymoon in Florence. Nothing blew me away quite as much as the Medici Chapels. I have made this video to show you just how spectacular it is.
On Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, in a small ceremony at Gretna Green, my partner bestowed upon me the greatest honour and became my wife. It was a special day, and I wanted to tell you all about it, and all about the people who made it so special.
Chapter 38: Book Reviews – Marian Keyes, L.S. Popovich, Richard E. Grant, DID We Write and Terry Pratchett
Having found time to do some reading recently, I have written reviews of Again, Rachel?, The Arden, A Pocketful of Happiness, The Revelation and Guards! Guards! by the above authors. If you have read them, let me know what you think.
Over the summer holidays, I’ve had a lot of fun with the twins. I’ve made a couple of videos to document two of the best times. I also explain why they call me Sparkles!
I've had a busy couple of months pursuing other creative pursuits, hence the lack of journal entries. This post goes into what they are. It also has my university module results, and a review of the fantastic book 'Ad Hominem', by Eric Gay. I hope you enjoy it.
Module four was a nightmare from start to finish, pushing me to the limits but hopefully being overcome. As the FPL Nightmare series concludes, the new phase of my writing career begins, and the resolve to succeed on my own terms deepens.
I'm pleased to say I'm through the worst of the bout of depression I've recently experienced. Unfortunately, it came too late to prevent my worst assignment score ever, which leaves me with a real challenge on my hands.
I spent two years scared of Covid, and what the virus would do to me when it was my turn to have it. In all that time, I never thought it would be my mental health that would suffer the most. I'm finding it really tough.
Monday, March 21st was a special day for us. It was the day a big tuxedo cat left Eden Animal Rescue and moved into our home. He’s called Denzel, and he’s a very precious boy. This is the story of how he joined our family.
Eddie Howe has made his first mark on the Newcastle squad by bringing in Kieran Trippier. It’s a real statement signing, and it’s exciting to think who may follow him through the door.
After nearly two years of feeling unimportant, the World Championships have reminded me why darts is the greatest sport in the world. Also, some updates on my writing plans and my degree progress.
After originally thinking we’d have to wait until next year, then a protracted saga that was far more stressful than it needed to be, my partner and I now own our first home. It’s a special feeling, one I thought I’d never experience.
Having completed a long-term project that has consumed my thinking for years, I expected to feel elated. Instead, I am filled with melancholy, and a sense of having no direction. It's a strange development, which I really should have predicted.
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