Category Archives: life

The beauty of doing nothing

Burnout

When I think back to being a kid it was really easy to sit around and do nothing; not a care in the world, in fact I’d never even heard the word “stress”. I can remember days, back when I … Continue reading

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Some days….

“Some days you’re the pigeon and some days you’re the statue” This week has been a challenge, there are more defined (blunt) ways of putting it but that wouldn’t be in keeping with a positive attitude; it has been a … Continue reading

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Importance of being a little crazy

This month will see me pass a “life landmark” as I hit 40. The old saying goes that it “all downhill from 40” so it got me thinking about these things. In the last “almost” 40 years my life has changed … Continue reading

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My names Rob and I’m mental

Lonliness

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Feels a little like the cliché alcoholics anonymous meeting, “My names Rob and I’m … Continue reading

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Technology is easy!

For almost 18 years I have been working in IT. I guess if I think back, like all true geeks, it was always destined to be. At the age of 8 I was coding ‘Connect4’ on a Commodore Amiga 500 … Continue reading

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Lost in the fog

Outside it is really foggy and has been throughout today and yesterday, so much so that the MetOffice has described it as ‘Dense Fog’. Quite apt really as that’s the way I have been feeling for the last couple of … Continue reading

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Vick vaporub

I took Tom to the doctors today as he’s had a real cough this last week and been spiking quite high temp’s.  While Nurofen is keeping his temperature in check he was getting no better so it was a trip … Continue reading

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Change is the only constant

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” – Anthony Robbins I first heard this quote from a good friend of mine Neil Harvey from resQ Management Resources, it’s a favourite saying of his as … Continue reading

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Lessons learned

As I sat on the grass verge at the side of the A46 at the edge of Newark on Trent I thought of the last 12 hours and how it had ended in defeat for me. For those that know … Continue reading

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Your help please…

 At the start of this year I decided, in a moment of insanity, that I would set myself a challenge to cycle from home here in Ilkeston to Skegness on the East coast of England and then back again in … Continue reading

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