For those who wonder/ponder as to why

So I thought I would actually come clean, I mean why is my blog not updated as regularly as before? Ok the answer is.. I can’t be bothered.. Sorry but it’s true I have moved away from everyone, as I wanted, and now find myself shutting off the valve to most other people out there (sorry unwashed masses).

I’m not a very thoughtful person really rather selfish in my ways these days, plus of course I can’t add much more than – Woke up, did chickens (or Angel did chickens), mooched about, did some stuff in the garage/garden/sky then watched some tv and played some xbox, went to bed…. Sorry but that’s pretty much it, I mean today.. well went out bought some chainsaw gloves and stuff and then drilled a hole in the wall of the office for a vent.. exciting stuff I know!.. Calm down dear!

On the other side I find myself wanting to do lots of things but having a hard time committing to just do one of them.. Like everyone I guess 😉

Work is frankly depressing at the moment, as there isn’t any and worse still I’m not sure when there will be, come end of April I’m going to be getting extremely worried if something hasn’t come up.

And on top of that I read all about the massive 1984 ere world we suddenly find ourselves in, with even more pressure to follow what you are told, I’ve looked into VPN and TOR which is remarkable if you think about it. I don’t download pirated material and yet here I am freaking out.. Worse still employers scan the internet to find information about every person who they might deem interesting for a role and so I find myself thinking should I delete my blog/facebook/linkedin profile?

Amazing how much we give away for convenience isn’t it, I have an Android phone and it syncs with my gmail account.. so google/(insert government body here) knows who I’m calling/emailing/texting and at what time.. We really have lost all privacy… And this depresses me even more.

I’ve slowly started to sell off my retro collection, which is a bit like me a general and unfocused anyway. I’m going to keep what really means something to me and clear the rest it’s about time I accepted the fact I’m going to die and leave nothing in my wake.. So time to reduce my worldly goods.. Gosh that sounds so depressing but I’m keen on dumping the excess baggage that this collection of junk brings, after all it’s only worth something to me.. Even Angel looks upon it and sighs lol..

Right well that is about it for today, I’m guessing this rant may keep the masses entertained for at least 5 minutes.. Later’s dudes I’m off to surf the mental highway and read a book while drinking a nice cuppa tea, oh how I live on the edge eh?!

So what you been up to then.

Well last week ended up with flu and pretty much stuffed.. So spent most of it hoping I would be better by Sunday, when I was due to head off to a hotel for Monday and a course in Hull. Ended up feeling a lot better by Friday afternoon so went out for an Indian meal (yummy).. Then Saturday popped to the Chinese near Sutton Bridge for a nice meal out too.

Sunday afternoon headed to Hull to overnight for the course on Monday..

So Monday did my offshore refresher and Underwater Helicopter escape etc.. Not as much fun as I remember before though.. Then the firefighting and smoke room (not as bad as last time, think the masks here where better), finally the first aid and then homeward.

And.. I have to do pretty much all that again in April (minus the helicopter escape) for another survival.. Because this one explains how to get on and off a boat.. Pretty handy I expect I have been doing it wrong for 11 years now….

Anyway Tuesday this week I intended on starting to cut down the trees at the end of the garden after about an hour I gave up, either I’m still knackered from the survival or cutting the trees down is going to take weeks..  :roll:

Looks likely that I will cut down the bushes at the end of the drive and look to replacing the fence at some stage next week. weather permitting.. Reminds me I need to chase the sign.. Hmm…


So Angel got some new tyres which turned out the be budget even though they cost a fair bit!.. Made some mushroom and bluecheese sauce for lunch and then had a nice chicken salad for tea.. Again played some Destiny.. Still suffering from the bad throat.. Damn it..

Heard nothing from anyone about this possible role so I guess that’s it then.

Booked hotel for the course in April and paid for the course next week along with booking a hotel room.

Going to see a film tomorrow if better.. Bloody hope so as this sucks.. :(

Chilly day..

Well another day of playing some Destiny.. only managed to bleedin blow 20 hours play by buying a bit of armour that I already had :( Opps..

Watched some films in the evening.. well tried to and ended up stop starting them all damn evening :(

Angel finally gets new tyres for her car tomorrow, with any luck I will hear something too..

Fantastic :(

Great now got a bad throat.. Looks like the guy with the cold on Thursday night did in fact give it to me :(

Ended doing some of the garage and throwing out tons of gear and moving a load around to access where the mouse/rat has been eating/peeing & pooing :(

After doing that for sometime I gave up and ended up playing some more destiny.

Booked a course for 16th.. only a day so should be ok.. Travel up Sunday night and back Monday evening, then that’s done for another 4 years, as long as they have some space.

All done then..

Well yet again was a day when nothing went to plan, got offshore, even though really pretty tired, the weather just wasn’t calm enough to do a lift and ended up coming back.. Handed all my gear in to the only guy left in the office, and headed home.

Got home and just finished up doing all the paperwork, although I have to do some more tomorrow as I can’t be bothered to do it now.

Going to chill for the next couple of days and then think about tidying the garage and throwing away tons of the fishing gear that has been eaten by the mouse/rat :(

So now finished and nothing to go to for some time as everything has stopped for the time being.. Sigh


Yes finally finished on this project, which is a shame as I have enjoyed it, but everything have to come to and end eventually. Keep hearing noises about a possible role with them doing something else.. And stupidly I’m getting excited about the prospect of doing it, I should know by now that in fact it’s likely I won’t even get a look in on the role.

Started late and then ended at stupid o’clock in the morning.. worse still I have to go off again tomorrow and make sure they get the container down.. :(

Destiny.. Hmm

Ok so I have to admit it is very much like Too Human I keep going back to it.. I now have two high(ish) level characters and keep trading items backwards and forwards between them. Although I have to say the word GRIND comes to mind.. :s Also seems unlikely I will play the expansion as you need to be level 30.. Seems daft to make an expansion you pay for but must be at level 30.. Hmm..

Anyway spend most of the day chilling on the game, frankly pretty knackered..

Re-booked my course’s for the end of April and probably going to book another course at some stage next week.. Of course I now need to book hotels.. OOerrr..

Still windy then..

So this evening was a late start (6pm) to make the most of a lull in the weather..

I was worried that the snow would be a problem but it seems only Boston got hit, ended up making good time and getting there spot on.. I did also do a time lapse of the drive as a check but the camera/phone seemed to be corrupt.. I’ll see if I can get it sorted at some stage, but it is only the car journey as not allowed on the bridge of this vessel. :(

Anyway headed out and damn was it rough, this vessel isn’t the best anyway having a cockscrew motion, so with weather on top of that it’s not clever. Ended up getting to site and finding the weather was still *on the limits* and if we had gone for it we would have been stuck there until Friday if the weather did change too much..  😯

Headed back in and then drove home.. Was a nice journey home and had pizza for late tea.. :)

Tomorrow I’m at home as the weather is just too bad to try anything, looks like Thursday night or Friday morning now.. So may finish this week anyway.

Finally the TV is on the wall..

Yep got the TV up, sondbar installed (after a lot of faffing and in’n’out of the garage, kept forgetting the bits I needed). Looks very bare in the room now.. chortle.. So I guess it is good in that respect at least.

Found out that I’m offshore tomorrow evening, yes they are finally *pushing* it..

And been chasing about an upcoming project and pointing out I am training and don’t want my CV being refused on the basis that my certs are out of date right now or soon to be, as I’m planing on refreshing and retraining in the next month or so.

I was panning on a Bath tonight.. But bit too late now.. So won’t bother.. 😉

Started snowing earlier.. OOoOooOooo.. Snow! pretty!