After a very busy 2017 I’ve decided the 2018 is going to be a quieter one for me. I’m going to cut back on reading goals and hopefully find a little more time for some gaming. I also need to seriously address my health and weight this year, and I’d love to get back to some regular running. I’m also hoping to get some words down on a story idea I’ve been thinking about on-and-off for a while… Continue reading “January 2018”
The end of another year, and what a year it’s been! Between operations, injuries, car crashes, honeymoon, house buying, and diy-ing I don’t feel like I’ve had as much time to breath as I’d have liked. But I have read plenty, which is always one of my main aims of the year. Continue reading “December 2017”
Despite having a week where I did next to nothing due to illness, November was a productive month. I managed to finish all DIY and the carpets are finally going down! All that is needed not is some furniture rearranging and tidying up, then relax – cannot wait. I might even be able to start reading for review again… Continue reading “November 2017”
October was going to be a nice month, at least that was the plan, but then it just turned into a non-stop work-fest. Between a couple of weekends at work with the day job, busy nights in the restaurant, and the seemingly endless push to finish DIY at home I had no time for almost anything else. I make a habit of listening to audiobooks while driving to/from work, and while doing DIY, so if it wasn’t for that my reading consumption would be way down. Continue reading “October 2017”
Another busy month in September, and the time I was hoping to find just didn’t materialise. Still lots to do in the house, and I’m still not fully recovered after my injury. Starting to feel somewhat guilty for my lack of blogging and reviewing, but there really isn’t much I can do about it quite yet… Continue reading “September 2017”
July and August have been, quite simply, batcrap crazy. Life stuff has meant that I’ve not done anything on the blogging and reviewing front, and not much of reading either.
I was on track to end July well, with a lot of stuff done and planned, but I was then involved in a car accident where I got rear-ended. From there life just turned the dial up to 11 and there’s been no let-up since. There’s the obvious post-accident issues I’ve had to deal with, and the injury I sustained has made life even more difficult at a time when I needed a break. But there we go.
Another reason for the silence is a house move. We bought our first home together, completing at the very end of July. With help from friends we got moved in at the start of August and then proceeded to re-decorate some rooms (again, thanks to family and friends – I’ve been pretty useless!) in time for my wife’s surgery and recovery. Now there’s a small downtime to let her recuperate before the decorators are in again to finish off what was started.
It’s been a hell of a couple of months! Continue reading “July & August 2017”
June was honeymoon month, something I’ve been looking forward to since the wedding last year. The cruise was great and we visited some amazing places (Oporto, Barcelona, Villefrance/Monaco, Rome, Naples/Pompeii, Cartagena, Gibraltar), but it was also quite tiring and non-stop on the port days. I did manage to get a fair amount of reading done, and the balcony view (see featured image) was an amazing place to relax. Continue reading “June 2017”
(I should have posted this at the start of the month, but got caught up in sorting the holiday. Oops!).
Another busy month in May, and with the weather getting nicer I’m managing to get out for more walks, which in turn means I’m getting to listen to some more audiobooks. It also means I’m not staying in watching as many movies/TV shows or playing as many games… Continue reading “May 2017”
I’m more or less back into the swing of things now after a slow February and March. Still not 100% back up to speed, certainly as far as exercising goes, but getting there! Continue reading “April 2017”
I know these updates are supposed to be monthly, but you’ll have to forgive my radio silence since the end of January. I’d been waiting for an operation date since last June and it finally came through for Feb 23rd – suffice to say that preparation time and recovery time meant that any free time I hoped to have vanished. All went well and I’m well on the road to recovery now, but it’s been a combination of mega busy in the run up to the operation, then quiet and uncomfortable afterwards. I had expected to devour books as I recovered, but found that my concentration wasn’t up to it, so I’ve been gorging myself on films and games. Hopefully all is going to be back to normal soon! Continue reading “February & March 2017”