Welcome to my first post. I have decided to ‘out’ myself and body image issues. Some people might say, given my size, it’s understandable I have body image issues but that’s bullshit. I know plenty of people who are bigger than me who love their size. Good for them. I [Read more…]
I’ve suffered for years with a bad back. When I was ten I was diagnoses with something called “Scheuermann’s Disease.” Wikipedia describes it like this: Scheuermann’s disease is a self-limiting skeletal disorder of childhood. Scheuermann’s disease describes a condition where the vertebrae grow unevenly with respect to the sagittal plane; [Read more…]
For a few years now I have kept a handwritten diary and a diary on my phone. My diary is on every personal device I have. Before I start this entry and what it’s about let me explain something – I’m a massive Apple fan. Nothing you can say is [Read more…]
Yesterday the tweet below appear as a retweet in my timeline. As a gay man, I have never been to a gay pride march, nor will I go to one. I despise them. I lived through Section 28, it did me no harm. I don’t force what I am on [Read more…]
Day two of the writing course. We had to write words we like and don’t like. I struggled with this as words I don’t like, other than “okey-dokey”, isn’t something I’ve ever really thought of. And I have my reason for not liking okey-dokey. There are some words I like [Read more…]
I’ve started a writing course. It’s called “Couch to 80K” by a guy called Tim Clare. I’ve about five different books started but lack the motivation to finish them. I’m hoping this gives me that. You have to spend ten minutes writing every day. He gives you the exercises and [Read more…]
It my birthday. I’m 39. Again. Brad and I are going to the beach for the day with the dogs. It’s going to be a lovely day. Because I’m going to remain 39.
I am watching a programme about the ultimate ten thrill rides and the people are talking about how on a “stand-up” roller coaster… you stand up! As the human body is used to being in a seated position when travelling then its huge thrill to be stood up – erm [Read more…]
…I need a little place to vent my thoughts. I’m not looking for comments or validation and I can’t promise any of my thoughts will be justified by anything other than they are mine. Hello. Welcome to my world.
Brad and I have booked to got to Spain in June. It has been too long since we’ve had a holiday. We’re flying out to meet mom and dad. I’m not gonna lie I’d much rather we were going on our own but only because it’s been a while since [Read more…]
I love theories around time travel. I don’t think time travel will ever be possible. When I’m asked why one of my answers is that if it was possible someone would have come back and told us. This rebuked with descriptions of how time travel will be so heavily policed [Read more…]
Although I’m not the most romantic person in the world I’d like to think I make a good impression on a first date. As ‘they’ say you only have one chance to make a first impression. I must have done something right as sixteen years after my first date with my [Read more…]
Lets be honest here twenty-seventeen hasn’t been a great year for movies. I’m quite sure many will disagree. Good for you. If I was to compile a top ten of the last ten years then it’s doubtful one would include any of these. Harsh? Maybe. Opinionated? Totally. But isn’t that [Read more…]
Please stick with this entry, even though the first few paragraphs seem a bit boring and pointless. You’ll soon see where I’m going and why. Health services around the world will never please anyone. There is always someone who won’t be getting the service they feel they need and to [Read more…]
I was asked a few days ago who my ideal dinner companions would be. You know the question, you’ve heard it before, usually while sat in a bar or at a training function, or ironically while at dinner, often with good companions. Who would you six dream dinner companions be? [Read more…]
Sometimes a problem stands before you and gives you the finger. You can’t pass it. You can’t wave it off like you do when others give you the finger, you have to confront it and demand to know why. So you stand your ground and you shout “why?” You make [Read more…]
It is Pride week. After last years brilliant Pride but fucked up committee I really hope this one goes off well. I’ve had a couple of issues with some committee members but personally I think I’ve been a good chairperson. Time will tell I suppose. The majority of the committee [Read more…]
Over the years of being gay and going to various bars, clubs, nights, hoot nannies, exhibitions, shin-digs, festivals, marches, (I could go on with this list!) I’ve seen all sorts of labels given to gay men. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not one or I just don’t listen [Read more…]
It is my birthday. I am 39. Again. You will believe that I am 39 and not go any higher. I am 39. 39.