Tag: life

  • Halfway There

    I was having a conversation with a colleague yesterday and the topic of retirement came up. It’s likely that I’ll be unable to retire until I’m 68 (thanks Government peoples!) which leaves me with another 25 years of working life to dredge through. Then it occurred to me that I’ve also been working for 25 […]

  • Blimey. It’s been a while

    This place has been a bit of a blogging wasteland for the last few months. I’ve been a little busy with real life, and once my last OU module finished I just couldn’t be bothered spending much time updating my blog. So, what have I been doing with all this free time? Well, I have […]

  • NABBC National Convention – A bright but cold morning recently greeted the delegates for the 2009 National Convention of the National Association of Brass Band conductors (NABBC) at their convention venue in Lincoln. Our band performed at this event. We were delighted to be conducted by the legendary Major Peter Parkes Don’t be bitter as […]

  • The title of this post might sound like cod-philosophy (which it is) but it seems oddly apt this week. An old work colleague had it tattooed on his arm back in the early 90s, along with a rather fetching skull motif, daggers and the like. I didn’t particularly like the phrase then and I don’t […]

  • There’s not been a lot of activity over here for a while but I hope to be posting more often very soon. I’ve had an extremely busy few months, what with getting married and trying keep my job and all that, so I’ve not really had either the time or inclination to be posting much […]