Tuesday, 17 November 2020

2011.17 GOING NUTS

I'm so tired. I've been struggling recently, both physically and mentally.

Sunday, 8 November 2020

2011.08 LOCKDOWN 2.0

So from last Thursday the UK is back in a full lockdown which means we can only leave our homes for essential journeys. All non-essential shops and hospitality have been closed.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

2010.13 LOOOOOONG COVID

It's difficult not to talk about coronavirus these days. It's on every news channel and is even seeping into dramas, only a matter of time before they make a movie about it.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

2010.01 RESTRICTIONS AND CHIPS

So the second wave of Corona virus is apparently upon us and with it there is a raft of new restrictions. In the midst of all this I've planned a holiday.

Saturday, 5 September 2020

2009.06 COUNTDOWN

It seems I am always counting down the days to my next day off or to my next pay day. I can't wait for the time to pass but as I get older I realise I shouldn't be throwing time away.

Friday, 21 August 2020

2008.21 STAYCATION NO MORE

The word 'Staycation' is being thrown around a lot at the moment. People are using it to describe their alternative holiday plans, it's been used in advertising and media too. I hate this term.

Friday, 7 August 2020

2008.07 GOODBYE NAN

I've always considered myself lucky that at my age I still have a couple of grandparents left. Until this week...

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

2007.13 THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES

Did I say Tribbles? I meant Guinea Pigs.

Friday, 19 June 2020

2006.19 WHOLE NEW WORLD?

So the lockdown is starting to be relaxed, people are returning to work and pretty soon shops will be reopening. We have been promised a "new normal" but what does this look like?

Saturday, 6 June 2020

2006.07 BLACK LIVES MATTER

I've deliberated about this post for some time but I can't ignore what happened. I can't be silent since that would make me complicit.

2006.06 THE BIG BUILD

We've been enjoying some glorious weather recently. Sunny and dry every day (in fact it is too dry and gardeners all wishing for a downpour). I sought to take advantage of this gloriousness and build my new shed.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

2005.27 ASYLUM - COPING IN LOCKDOWN


Lockdown continues all be it slightly relaxed and it feels pretty heavy going for most of us.

Saturday, 9 May 2020

2005.09 NOT HOLIDAY

Ok, the plan was to be in Wales for our birthdays. I'd booked the time off and was really looking forward to some quality time in our 'special place'. Of course that was not to be.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

2005.05 LOCKED DOWN BIRTHDAY


Like many others I celebrate a birthday in the Coronavirus lockdown.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

2005.02 I AM NORSE - GET OVER IT

People in the real world may know and have noticed my leaning towards the Norse. Its an important part of my world. But what should you take away from this information?

Sunday, 26 April 2020

2004.26 PROJECT SHED IS ON

The day I've strived for and saved for for many many years is finally in front of me. I've ordered my shed. Some may scoff and roll their eyes - a shed? After all a shed is just a garden building for storage isn't it. Well I hope not. For years I've wanted a space I can look after my bikes, do little DIY jobs and maybe even escape too when life gets a bit too much.

Monday, 20 April 2020

2004.20 WORK IS A ROLLERCOASTER

Some time ago I wrote about the review on my role at work and how it'd been pushed through resulting in a nasty pay cut. 

Sunday, 12 April 2020

2004.12 EASTER LOCKDOWN

Easter or Ostara is a time of rebirth, a time to celebrate the end of winter and that our passage through the darkness and the cold is over for another year. But this year is different. We are locked down at home, family and friends are apart and that hurts. 

Monday, 6 April 2020

2004.06 KEY WORK

So I've been back at work now for a week (6 days actually) and things are slowly returning to normal. Except its not. The new normal is different - the world has changed overnight and everything has become almost like a bad apocalypse movie. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

2003.24 THE ISOLATED

I've been off work with suspected C19 and I'd like to tell you that it's no 'walk in the park'. I'm late forties and always considered myself fairly fit and healthy so expected light symptoms.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

2003.18 QUARRANTINE

After a couple of days feeling a bit 'off' I started coughing. Couple that with a slight elevation in temperature and a conversation with my supervisor at work means I'm effectively in isolation for next 14 days.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

2003.12 OUTBREAK

It's worldwide news, everyone's talking about it. No, not 'Love Island' or whatever the current reality TV fad is, I'm of course talking about the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Friday, 28 February 2020

2002.28 WEBCOMIC: DEODORANT and others

If you follow my cartoon series on other media (I publish on Tapas and Instagram) then you'll know I'm up to 30 cartoons - publishing one a week now. Here's a little catch up for you...

Monday, 24 February 2020

2002.24 RAIDING AND PILLAGING ANYONE?

Recently I started exploring some different music, something that's taken a back seat in my life for a while now. I'm having a bit of a renaissance with folk metal and some other Nordic and Pagan rock.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

2002.15 THE RETURN OF JEAN-LUC

Star Trek is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment via streaming. There are 2 new series current with more in the pipeline.

Monday, 3 February 2020

2002.03 STRESS, SNEEZING AND SHOES

It's been a manic few days, we had a serious thingy happen at work which has turned everything upside down.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

2001.26 MOVEANUARY

So as January draws to a close many will be patting themselves on the back after partaking in some sort of abstinence task.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

2001.14 STUMBLING START

So the Yuletide season came and went, it's like it never happened except for the fact we are hundreds of pounds skinter and a few lbs heavier.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

2001.09 WEBCOMIC: SOMETHING ELSE and others

I've made it my aim to do create more comic strips, but I haven't been sharing them on my blog (I publish on Tapas and Instagram). As part of the process I redid the first few strips to fit in with my preferred style.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

2001.01 THE ROARING TWENTIES

As another decade closes I can't help look at the time that has passed. So whilst looking back on the last year I also find myself going back over the last 10 years, and some of it was very painful.