Thursday’s Thoughts


So yet again I have failed on the quest to keep a regular blog post going. Its hard trying to find the time between the daily commute, working a 10 to 6 job and family life. I got plenty to say and I just need to find the time to get it all down on paper, so to speak.

This week I had bank holiday Monday off in Scotland so myself and Jane went to Fort Kinnaird to collect a new seat for Finlay from Mammas & Pappas. It’s the last time I will be dealing with that shop, their customer service is shocking from my experience. We tried calling the store on many occasions to check the item was in store and lines were closed. We tried calling the retail park and asked to be forwarded only to be greeted with an engaged tone. I searched everywhere online to try and find a direct number but it was impossible. In the end the item was in stock and we had a nice day out but I don’t think we will be using M&P’s again as we also had problems with pram and furniture deliveries before Finlay was born. High price and poor service!

On the topic of Finlay he has been pretty testing lately, he just will not sleep which causes Jane some sleepless and stressful nights. His legs are constantly in the air and he slams them down in his cot with some serious force. We reckon it’s his teeth that are starting to come through but this is not 100% certain. He is growing all the time and is starting to look like a proper wee boy now. Don’t get me wrong he is full of laughs and his face lights up when I walk in the room, starting to get some proper interaction with him which is nice.


In other news we have made progress with the house which sold this week which we are delighted about, was quick and painless. We have changed our move date to the 9th June so looks like we will be back in the flat for my birthday, happy days. The whole moving to to a home from a three bed flat to a the flat that I lived in for 10 years has been a total nightmare, it’s just hasn’t worked out for us as a family and we all cannot wait to get back to the flat. You will see what I mean when I post some photos from the living room window. I just need to get all the paperwork sorted, changing of electric, gas, broadband, mobiles, driving licence and everything else that goes along with it. But once we are in and settled life will be easier as we will be closer to the train station for easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow, good for my work. Closer to local amenities which is easier for everyone and just a nice environment to live in, more modern and to our tastes.


At work things haven’t changed much, I just get stressed with the place and want to get out somehow, but like all of us I need to pay the bills. I would love to be able to think up my own business idea and make enough to be comfortable. The pipe dream eh! I did have a meeting last Friday which I ended up totally freaking out at as I had o present a design concept which was not my own and therefore I wasn’t familiar with it. Added to that the presentation was just sprung on me at the last minute and I had to present to about 20 people on the conference phone with all three of my managers in the room. As soon as I took control of the mouse the anxiety struck and I was sat there shaking like a leaf. All my managers/colleagues witnessed this which made it 10x worse and added to that it completely broke my concentration when trying to present and focus on the job in hand. I started sweating as well, in the hands, from my forehead and my back, the anxiety had taken full effect and luckily my immediate boos noticed and took over. It was so embarrassing to the point I emailed my boss after the meeting and apologised, he was understanding mind you and said its something we will work on. So I have a meeting about all of that tomorrow, lucky me.

Oh and there is the diet, this has just taken a back seat I’m afraid. I weighed myself this morning and was 17st 1, so zero change there. Mind you s I type I am tucking into a tea with two sugars and a chocolate biscuit after having cereal this morning and a noodle stir fry for lunch.


I’ve decided that when I move I am going to start and try run round the loch pictured above as its right at my door step. This is wishful thinking but I need to lose the weight. Anyway bit of a monster post but thought I’d just lay it all down.

Until next time……

Ohhh hang on how could I forget, other big news this week I took delivery of the stunning Galaxy S8+ which replaces my Apple iPhone 6+. This phone is a thing of pure beauty and I never thought I would move from Apple but the screen on this thing is amazing. I will try and do my won review on it in a separate post but anyone reading who is thinking of a phone upgrade the S8+ is a game changer! (you can probably tell with the quality of my pictures in this post)


The Real Stand Up!

Was pumped for the stand up at work today as I was listening to my Rap/RnB playlist on Spotify. Listening to Eminem again and the Real Slim Shady really makes you appreciate how good he was back then. So today is going to consist of more tea and bouncing like a “wannabe homie” hahaha. If anyone is interested you can listen to my playlist here.