Tuesday, 10 October 2017

And it goes on


More guitar, more card handling practise...

I also have a job application, which I am torn as to whether to submit, and have some thoughts about clattering the keyboard to do some coding.

But at the moment I am in the pub, so none of this matters!

Friday, 29 September 2017

Guitar practise

Yep, I keep on at it.

Have found a super teacher, taking lessons over Skype, and covering exercises, theory, jazz improv...

Working on bursts to build speed and stamina this week!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My new approach

I've decided to adopt a new (well, not really - just a stronger) approach to my life.

Yep, I am being stoic.

There's a fuller definition here.

Basically, in best Marcus Aurelius style (great book, by the way), I am accepting that I can't choose my situation, but I can choose my response to it, in order to ensure that I obtain the best outcome I can to move me towards my goal.


Well, I read the Louis Zamperini book, "Don't Give Up, Don't Give In", and realised that he was basically describing a stoic approach to life.

I liked the approach.

So far, and bear in mind I am only a couple of weeks in, I have felt calmer - I've had a couple of moments where people have frustrated me but - you know what? - I identified that was happening, and chose instead to just think to myself "You know what? What does it matter? I will move on to doing what I want to", and felt all the better for it.

Want some links?




Seriously, try it.


Monday, 15 May 2017


Got a job interview. Lots to think about!

Also plugging away with guitar, magic and coding.

More to follow idc.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Guitar practise

Yep, did some exercises on guitar today.

Feel quite proud of myself and actually feel like by playing for a few minutes EVERY day I am improving!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Quiet day

Another rather perfunctory post. Nothing really to report, other than some musical ideas are brewing.

Saturday, 22 April 2017


Job applications - two this week.

Desperately trying to think of applications to write, too, to flex them Java skills...

Thursday, 20 April 2017


So, only a little bit, but did some thinking about coding today. It's sad when you think in terms of methods and classes, isn't it?

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Sunny today. Not bad weather at all, so barbecue for tea as not as work.