I thought I should have a ‘now’ page on my blog. Just a brief summary of what is going on in my life.

October 2019

Well I’m back from my trip to Albania (and Corfu) and I had a quite fabulous time – relaxing in bars, next to the beach, listening to the waves and eating lots of bread. Cuisine was a bit limited there, but hey. Will be doing a full blog post soon.

Took a couple of days to get back into the swing of things at work but I’m more or less there now. Well, I’m very there – and I have passed my probationary period too – though I never had any doubt that I would once I’d had a couple of weeks there.

Plenty else going on, got a trip to Hull this weekend, and then a trip to Portugal coming up next month. Probably going to be stuck in the UK for a while then as saving up to go to Japan next year. Whoa. Mega. Finally at the age of 40 I will be able to pursue some life-long dreams.

The next 4 roast dinners are already organised…well actually one isn’t quite organised yet as I’m missing a volunteer for roast dinner 125 on 27th October. Wanting to go somewhere that I think will be very good. Also got at least one work night out planned, a re-union with the old Reading gang, and a night out with peeps from Londonist. So much for trying to be healthy, though I am trying to be healthy too.

Trying to do less politics and get less annoyed by Brexit. Trying to keep my Facebook page clear of anything too serious (jokes about Brexit fuckery allowed) and also not to engage people on Twitter with my roast dinners account. I am intending on going on the People’s Vote march on 19th October though, if anyone wants to join me. Which will inevitably involve ending up in a pub.

Also trying not to get too annoyed by the anarchists blocking roads in London. Aaaarrrrggghhh! Oh yeah, everything is fine. No to communism though. Have I mentioned the Met line?

August 2019

My new job at M&S is going really well. Still in my probationary period which I think ends at the end of September. But I am surpassing my own expectations.

Nearly as important, I am still going out for my roast dinners. Not far off 120 reviews, but 10 weeks since a really good roast dinner.

Have a holiday booked to Corfu/Albania but the poor pilots who struggle so much financially are going on strike for my flight home, so maybe I’m going to have to cancel or change this. Fuckers.

About to go book flights to Portugal to go see T&T. You might know who I mean…two bloody amazing friends that I love dearly.

Also hoping to squeeze one more city break in before Christmas. No destination or travel partner yet…considering Granada.

Got some British trips coming up too, with a trip to Manchester for the Ashes, a trip to Hull in October and a birthday surprise for my sister.

Pretty much everything in my life is good at the moment – though I do need to lose some weight. At least I’m not putting any on any more. Eating healthily in the week, but still eating and drinking too much on the weekend.

Will be attending the Brexit protest march in October if anyone wants to join me.