It’s amazing how being a parent can change your out look on life. Many years ago if asked to make a wish I’d have said money or fame or something to improve my existence, but being a parent and responsible for the life of another gives you a different perspective. Tonight we went to see … More Make a wish.
Rather than write about my day, here it is in video format. I didn’t work out how to turn off location. Sorry about that. And I should have used landscape mode.
Black boots. Black socks. Black combat trousers. Utility belt with handcuffs, pepperspray, baton. Black polo shirt. Kevlar body armour with torch, second set of handcuffs, airwave radio set, X26 taser, four pens, bodyworn video camera, latex gloves, folding knife, CPR faceshield.
I’d said yesterday that it is difficult to give myself over to critical self-analysis. I think this task, choosing positives about me, is a little tougher. It’s obvious this list is American-based. Brits don’t do ‘love about yourself’. It was easier to choose 7 improvements than 8 positives. But here goes. My height. 6′ 6″ … More Eight things you love about yourself.
Ahh, critical analysis of oneself. Something I’m extremely good at. Stop being so sarcastic (see above). Perhaps not something I can do much about. I do sarcasm like other people do hugs. But maybe, and in only certain circumstances, a slightly less bilious commentary would be a good idea. Improve my relationship with my brother. … More Seven things you’d like to improve about yourself.
Autumn. It’s Autumn. The season is Autumn. This’ll have to be quick as I’m due in court today and it’s going to be unpleasant. Six things I’m looking forward to about Autumn. Portugal. A week in the SUN pretending it’s still SUMMER. Berlin. I’ll be 40 this Autumn and visiting one of the world’s greatest … More Six things about fall you’re looking forward to.
In no particular order: Crete. Never been to Greece before. I’m one of them holiday makers who tends to not go back to the same place over and over again. I’ll always choose ‘ooh never been there before’ over the safe choice of somewhere I’m familiar with. And I’d never been to Greece before. It … More Top five highlights from summer.
It’s Monday, but I’m not going to let that stop me. These are the things I am thankful for on Thursdays or Mondays – or any other days for that matter. I am thankful to have been born a healthy, white, heterosexual, british citizen. I have never faced discrimination or hate because of my skin … More Thankful Thursday.
This is a joke right? I haven’t been in fashion since Japan surrendered. I spend half my time in uniform, a quarter of my time in bed, and the remaining time trying to be as comfortable as possible with as little effort and cost as possible. I’m not fashionable. Men who are 40 typically are … More Favourite fashion trends right now.
Sometimes it’s an accomplishment to just keep my mouth shut. I’m a grumpy, miserable, miserly old twisty git and still having friends (sometimes) and still having a relationship (all the time) is an achievement in itself. I think after enough time elapses you develop an innate affinity with the status quo. You don’t want to … More Something you’re proud of accomplishing recently.