I have an infinite love for music. If you go back through the generations on my Dad’s side we are all the same. Not taste wise as such, but our appreciation for music and need for it in our lives is all the same.

I’m currently going for a lot of instrumental music, particularly anything that is based around the piano, or cello (or both!). The piano itself has been a sound I’ve always treasured, and as one Spotify playlist explains, the cello is the closest instrument in sounding like the human voice.

Below I include one track that I’m totally besotted with, appropriately called Sunday Stroll by Benny Treskow. Just play it in the background whilst you do something else, you won’t regret it.

Feel free to make any musical suggestions!



This morning I watched Dr. Brian Little’s Ted talk “Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality” and I do recommend you give it a watch (video posted below).

I know that I’m personally trying to work out and understand the specifics of who I am and what makes me, me. I also know I’m not the only one out there (otherwise there wouldn’t be so many amazing Ted talks to listen to!). Read More »


We’re floating in the midnight sky…

I’m currently floating on a calm river of happiness (and also tiredness). I got a new (to me, second hand in nature) bike this evening and I’m ecstatic. Even riding it just a mile home kept my grin exactly in place.

Cycling is a massive part of me being me, but I had to sacrifice that massively last year and I’m pleased that even within the first week of 2017 I’m already starting to rebuilt that part of me back up.

The tiredness is keeping this post short!



I have been tempted by two particular ideas most recently. Not in their order of how they came to me, but in order of easiest explained first.

As soon as I got home on Wednesday 21 December from losing my job, I started job hunting. I knew it was a pointless task but I felt I had to do it. That time of year who is really employing anyone for anything? As I guessed, essentially no one. Even after Christmas Day there still wasn’t much cropping up the week leading up to New Year’s Day. So this week, being the first proper week of 2017 things have been a little better.Read More »


Yesterday I wrote very briefly suggesting that 2016 hadn’t been a great year for me (actually, I am quite certain it was my worst year so far) but also that I am looking forward with the crossing into 2017. My first post this year even listed a few of my aims for this year.

It’s only been four days into this year, but already and with each passing day, hour even, I do feel better within myself.Read More »