Winding down…


One of those places where everybody has to go, but nobody wants to be.

Unless you are one of those rare individuals who enjoys their work, but come on, seriously, do these people exist?  Really??

Anyway, I’m at work.  At my desk and at my computer.  Technically at my phone since I’m writing this on there, but you get my drift.

For the most part, I have pretending to do stuff today.  I have done the same task all day, when usually it would’ve taken me an hour.  And the reason?


No, not in a Braveheart ‘Freeeeeeeeedddoooooooooommmmmm!’ kind of way.  Silly.  More in the fact that next week I’m off on holiday, away from this office.


It’s only for a week and it’s not out of the country, it’s one of these ‘stay-cations’.  I love that word.

It’s going to be on the seafront.  I’m going with the family.  And so far, the weather forecast looks good.  I’m actually quite excited and looking forward to it.  First holiday for two years.  I might even have a drink.  Whoa, steady there.

Anyway, it’s away from this office.  This group of people I spend all year with.  Some are tolerable.  Some are down right annoying.  But most of all, I won’t be thinking about them or the office at all.  I can guarantee that.

It may be weird to you that we are deciding to go to the seafront in the UK in September, but think about it.  It’s the end of season, the weather could still spring a surprise and the kids are back at school.



Where’d that puddle come from?!

WARNING: DO NOT go into the bathroom with no shoes on!

This is the new sign that I now have to hang on my bathroom door.  And why?

Sophie has reached a new milestone, going to the toilet on her own.  Completely on her own.  As in up the stairs ON HER OWN, going to the toilet ON HER OWN, sorting herself out ON HER OWN, washing her hands ON HER OWN and then back down the stairs ON HER OWN.

Come on, admit it, it’s pretty impressive isn’t it!?  For a two year old to be able to do this, well, I’m so very proud.

It’s good enough that she can go up and down the stairs unaided.  It can be a pain though, she just disappears!  One minute watching the TV doing some drawing, next minute I hear her banging about upstairs, playing in her room!  She’s too quick…

Anyway, yes, toilet on her own, only one accident to date.

This parenting lark is a doddle…..

Maybe I should just quit…

Right.  I’m still here.

I know it’s been a long time since I actually wrote anything on this blog, and I apologise for the endless amount of pictures that I have been posting recently.  I’ve wanted to be writing lots on here but simply just haven’t had the time.

That’s why I posted the pictures, yes they are hilarious, but also I was actually still actively coming on here and doing something despite the fact I didn’t have time to, do you know what I mean?

I didn’t want this to just end because I had forgotten about it.

Which does lead me to the title.  If I haven’t had time now what is it going to be like when the new sprog actually arrives??  When will I get time then?  Should I just give it all up now and be done with it??

These are the questions that I don’t have answers to.

Okay, the reasons I haven’t been around.  One, as always, is preparations.  Despite finally finishing the decorating in Sophie’s bedroom, this has inevitably led on to me doing the rest of the house.  Before I can start painting though, the life sucking task of ‘sorting’ is to take place.  This is taking a hell of a lot longer than I though it would.  I could have built a new house….

This task is still ongoing.

Secondly, work has become a lot busier.  This is mainly because ‘we’re in the end zone, people’.  Yeah, I don’t know where that came from….

In my job, there are impending changes regarding where people do their jobs.  Whether it’s in the office or rather simply at home, on the sofa, in your pyjamas looking for a job.

With everybody panicking and trying to save their jobs, people like me end up getting busier.  It just happens at my level.  Yes, I am at risk too but my take is that I can’t change what is happening so why bother.  You can guess I haven’t got far in my career.

Those are the main reasons.  There are many others but you are far too nice to be bored by them.  Suffice it to say, I’m sorry.  I shall do my best to get back into the swing of things and carry on like I should.

But please, enjoy the photos…..