When I was in my mid-teens I played Rugby, both at school and for my local youth team. Rugby was one of the things that I truly had in common with my Dad; we used to watch the Five Nations and International matches on TV and with my Mum having Welsh heritage, it was alway sure to be a fun time when certain fixtures in the year came around. (more…)
Posts by Paul Hurwood:
I had intended to write a totally different post than the one I am setting out now, but after a day or so of contemplation dwelling on Death just doesn’t seem like a clever or sane thing to do at this time. Maybe at a later time, when my head is in a better place I can come back and rant and rail at the Grim Reaper.
However, I do have the urge to write at the moment and with death being the only “non review” type post on my mind, I thought I would pluck a Suggestion” from my pot that I created last year and go that route today.
By the way… what do you think to the new look of the place???
Anyway, the Suggestion I got from the pot this morning was
Share Some of Life’s Little Annoyances.
This could quite possibly be the most ironic suggestion for a post that I could be given if you ask my family. I am, as I turn older, turning into the classic “grumpy old man”. I figure within the next few years I may even be able to rightfully change my name to Victor Meldrew and not have to bat an eyelid at that prospect. The smallest things can really, really get on my last nerve and other things can totally enrage me to the point of wanting to take out pen and paper and write a letter to someone (Disturbed in Sittingbourne). (more…)
This is part 2 of the post that I posted a yesterday morning that looked back over 2015. This post looks at 2016 and my view of it.
As someone who steadfastly refuses to make resolutions each year, I know that they neither are realistic nor helpful when you don’t know for one day to the next what your body or mind will serve up to you when your eyes open and your head lifts from the pillow. However, this year, I have decided that I need to try to set an outline of something (anything) that I feel that I feel I could meet throughout the year that would buoy my confidence that I am not a redundant waste of space. (more…)
I originally wrote this on New Years Day and it kind of got out of hand (more so than usual for me). What started as a run-down of the past year and a quick look to the upcoming one turned into a 2000 word essay. So I have split it up into two “more manageable” ones. Here is Part 1 about Last year. Part 2 will follow in a day or two. Happy New Year!
Here it is Day One of the New Year and I am late posting my round-up of last year. Can’t say things don’t change eh? I had planned for this post to be done well before the New Year happened so that I could do a separate post about this upcoming year and a few goals I have in mind. More of that in a while though. (more…)
In the first minutes of Thursday the 17th of December I along with over 200 others I sat and witnessed an epic “happening”. For the first time I whooped and I clapped in a cinema for a film. I cheered when characters appeared on screen and I laughed heartily when in jokes were made that my 13-year-old nephew had no idea what I was laughing at.
If you don’t know what I am talking about… What rock have you been living under? What Internet have you been looking at for the last month? It’s Star Wars – The Force Awakens of course! (more…)