A Sense of Entitlement

This is so difficult for most of us to get our heads around most of the time. Remember that you’re not entitled to anything. Everything you have is a gift. Everything that you receive is a bonus. Instead of waiting for x and y to happen and being pissed when it doesn’t, we should look at life from a different angle.

If x and y don’t happen, you’ve lost nothing. If x and y DO happen then it’s one of those bonuses.

Rock On.

Bank Holiday Monday

Silly Me, I forgot why the weather is so dodgy today. It’s Bank Holiday, and it wouldn’t be a Bank Holiday without it raining!

It’s a shame because it’s not cold, but I’ve ducked and dived in and out of the house to the patio and back more than once this afternoon. 


As you can see the sky looks quite threatening. OK, it’s started raining again, but this time I have put the umbrella up. I do enjoy sitting outside in the fresh air, particularly when the air is still. There are not many airplanes flying over right now either. People often ask how we deal with living so near to the airport, but to be honest we barely notice planes going over unless we’re sitting outside.

Anyway, right now, I can enjoy the sounds of the birds singing, while I do some writing and enjoy an Old Crafty Hen. No, that’s not a reference to my dear wife, but the beer that I am currently imbibing.


To my American friends and family, I would like to wish you a most enjoyable Memorial Day, and I hope you find time to think about the true meaning of this day while you are enjoying your day off (if indeed, you’re lucky enough to have the day off!).

Darn Weather

Having got home after brunch and coffee, and finding it quite muggy indoors (we don’t have a/c here, my American family & friends), I thought I’d go sit outside on the patio.

Catching up with podcasts, I’ve gotten behind with Mac Power Users and I find it very useful and interesting too.
Now Ive gotten settled outside with my iPad, iPhone and headphones, it’s started spitting. Darn typical. Let’s hope it goes away, but the forecast doesn’t look promising. Yep here comes the rain again. Grrr.

Ramblings and thoughts from a 50-something currently lurking in London