I think what I’ve done here is tantamount to blog neglect, I feel like I’ve abused my little corner of the Web by not using it. Naughty Adam! There’s not really a large amount to tell since the last time I etched my ramblings here, but I’ll try my best to remember it.
Training is back on track now, after having been a real part-timer for longer than I care to think about thanks to one thing or another. Injury after injury slowed me down, and then I managed to catch an absolute stinker of a cold which knocked me on my ass for a week or so. But I’m back now, and after the first few lessons which really made me realise how unfit I’d become, I’m feeling a bit more like it now.
Things are moving along at full speed with our house now. The mortgage is all sorted and sat in an account waiting to be spent, and I’ve put all my finances in order – something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. No more logging in to online banking once a month on pay-day for me, at least that’s the theory. We got our plans from the architect too, and it’s looking good. The house is going to look amazing once it’s all done, I just get the feeling it’s going to take a good few months of stress and work to get it that way.
This past Friday I headed out to the local Rock Night, feeling the need for a good time. It was the birthday of one of my friends from the old night I used to go to, and there were loads of familiar faces, plus a good turn-out from the club. Rumour had it that an Iron Maiden tribute act were going to be on, but they weren’t and instead we were treated to a local band who were excellent. We had an awesome night with much dancing, lots of shouting along to the music and perhaps just a couple of drinks .
I’ve started putting a little more time into actually playing some games as well, and I’m glad I have. First up I finally finished Fahrenheit (which is a brilliant adventure, highly recommended), and now I’ve started on some others and I’m really enjoying it again. I have shelves full of games which deserve some attention, I’m hoping the winter months provide me with the opportunity to dig them out and give them a go. Saturday night was ideal, I set myself up in my favourite way and had just the best relaxing evening. For me, the best way to relax properly is to turn all those pesky bright lights out and just light a few tea lights, then get set up on the sofa in the tidy (I can’t relax properly if there’s a mess) living room with a cold beer and some great TV nonsense. I’m not much of a one for TV usually, but for some reason I find those American detective-type series great entertainment. I’m particularly taken with Numb3rs at the moment.
It’s blowing a gale outside my window today, the rain’s coming down and I’ve started noticing that we’re finishing training after sunset which can mean only one thing – summer’s over. Not that there was much of a summer to begin with really, it’s been the worst summer in recent memory. May was ok, but over the actual summer months we’ve had nothing but grey skies and rain. Bring on Autumn I say, at least it’s actually supposed to be like this! As it’s now September I can start to get excited about these great last months of the year. I know most people prefer the summer but I can’t wait for everything to turn orange, and to have to get wrapped up warm to go out. I get a particularly nice feeling from having to put on a coat, scarf and hat to walk the dog. Speaking of whom, soon we’ll be able to take him to the beach again. Over the summer months you’re not allowed to take dogs on the majority of the beaches down here, and I’m getting bored walking the same paths around the woods every evening, so the sooner we can get down there and start splashing about with the pooch, the better.
…I’ve already started plotting my pumpkins for this year too