First workout of 2017

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 3:34 pm

I just did my first workout of 2017, and I think I may have pushed myself a little too far. No, I did not pass out or vomit all over the equipment. But I did get pretty light-headed and in hindsight walking both ways (2.7 miles) to the gym itself was a poor decision given that I haven’t worked out ‘properly’ since late October.

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Happy new year!

Posted on Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at 9:36 pm

2016 is finally out of the way and we’re now in 2017. Do you know what this means? Yep, another generic New Year’s Resolution post! I’ve never been particularly great at keeping New Year’s Resolutions, but I’m going to try my hardest this year (you’ve probably heard that one before, hiyooooo!). So, how do I plan to to improve myself this year? Here it goes!

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Rebooked

Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 8:42 pm

I received a phone call from the hospital this afternoon. I have been penciled in for my gallbladder removal operation for the 25th January!

Unfortunately due to ongoing issues with my wrist, I have lapsed in all gym activity and I have been eating a bit more recently so I’ve put on a little bit of weight. I’m going to attempt to cut this down a little bit before the big day. From my discussion with the Nurse at my last pre-assessment, the kind of weight I am now is not as much of a factor as it used to be, but I’d like to reduce my weight to avoid complications. This means I will not be able to feast as hard as I wanted to this Christmas. Ho-hum, I guess there’s always next year, at least I won’t be at constant risk of gallstone attacks!

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Joining the darkside

Posted on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 12:14 am

Christmas is gradually creeping up upon us, and I’ve already bought myself a present! This year I bought myself an iPad Pro (9.7) as I was in the market for a new tablet. Despite previously being an IOS hater I have been pleasantly surprised by my experience so far.

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Saturday night wrist

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 9:13 pm

For the past few months I’ve been feeling an intermittent pain in my left wrist. It has ranged from meh-ishly irritating to agonising, with the latter state being the most frequent in recent weeks. I originally saw my GP about this problem three weeks ago, but unfortunately it was on one of my better days – this made it significantly difficult to pin point the source as previously the pain I had experienced was coming from upwards of three places. My GP prescribed my some ibuprofen gel, advised me to exercise my hand with a stress ball and sent my on my way. No problem…

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This is… different

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 4:39 pm

It may sound a little sad, but for the very first time in my 30-something years on this planet I have finally gone away by myself. Completely alone, no friends and no family present! As I write this I am currently sitting in a hotel room in Algate, London. I’m here for the next four nights as I will be attending a photography workshop a few miles away from here. Continue Reading

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Brace yourselves!

Posted on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at 11:02 am

It’s going to be a big day of blogging as I write up all the stuff today that I have been meaning to post all week, but couldn’t due to other commitments (Gym, Overwatch, FreeNAS server maintenance and config -_-).

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That was a bit crap…

Posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 6:52 pm

I’ve just arrived home from the hospital after my surgery got cancelled. I was in for what I hoped to be the simple task of removing my gallbladder, but unfortunately a number of factors got in the way. Firstly, I learned fairly early on (having arrived at the hospital at 7:40) that there was an issue with bed space. The ward I was due to be staying with simply had no capacity, which means there’s nowhere to shove me once the operation is complete. Hrmph!

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*Nervousness intensifies*

Posted on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 11:11 pm

So it seems I have failed to keep this place up to date recently. This is because I’ve had a busy couple of weeks involving photo/videography for a pole dance show, usual work commitments, preparations for the ‘thing’ (see below) and an acute case of Overwatch addiction! Y’know, the usual weak excuses!

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Fun fun fun Wednesday evening

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 11:28 pm

I’ve successfully applied to RMA my keyboard after some LED issues popped up. Just as I was getting ready to pack the keyboard for its journey back to Corsair I came to the realisation I had left all the O-Rings on the keys. I’ve just had much fun spending the last 45 minutes plucking each of the keys out of the keyboard to remove these little rubber suckers! Grrrrnnnngggghhh! It was quite a bit of faff to install them in the first place, but removing them? Oh my… I don’t think I’ll be installing these things on the replacement!

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