Currently Loving: September 2016

As you will have noticed I have had a few months off the monthly Currently Loving posts here on Splodz Blogz; I was away for three months then had a super busy month at work in August, and September has quite simply flown by. I did think I should start in October but I had

Blowing Out Someone Else’s Candle Doesn’t Make Yours Brighter

Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter. Calling someone fat won’t make you any thinner. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter. Ruining someone else’s day won’t make yours any better. Wow the internet is full of so much negativity! I mean, I know it always has been, but at

Life is Not Like Instagram. A Response.

This morning Dave Cornthwaite posted an introductory article on his Medium blog entitled Life is Not Like Instagram. In some ways it’s a response to the current trend of people pointing out how artificial social media can be – I think we all know now that the perfect “instant” photograph actually take a lot of time

Goals and Challenges for 2016 | My Purpose

I find January hard. It’s dark outside most of the time, generally quite cold, there is little time to get outside and enjoy the countryside, I’m tired, work is busy, and EVERYONE is talking resolutions. We are encouraged, maybe not directly but certainly by inference, to promise ourselves lots of things that will make us better people – eat more

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015 – An Update

I know everyone else has already posted their updates and new goals and challenges for the coming year, but over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there is so much going on in January and so many ideas floating around that it is impossible for me to set meaningful goals on the first

Southampton for Tea | Weekly Vlog 9

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another episode of my weekly vlog. We’re on episode nine now – the weeks are going so fast!  The highlight of my week was definitely my road trip down to Southampton to meet friends for tea. The 400 mile round trip was actually very enjoyable, and for very good reason.

What’s In My Bag? Satchel Edition

I love my satchel from The Cambridge Satchel Company. It’s proper – beautifully made from lovely leather in chocolate brown, and is just starting to age in that well used way after several years use. It was a £2 coin purchase (if you don’t already know, I save £2 coins in  a jar throughout the year

Last Bus Home | Weekly Vlog 8

Weekly vlog time! How has your week been? I hope you can think of at least one thing that happened every day over the last seven that has made you smiles. Smiles are what it’s all about for me, that good feeling you get inside when doing something you enjoy, or being with someone you love.

Sixteen Things to Remember in 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had fun last night celebrating the end of one year and the start of the next in whatever way was right for you – a quiet night in, a massive blow out in town, or somewhere in the middle.  So go on then… have you set any New Year Resolutions? Any

My Favourite Experiences of 2015

As promised earlier in the week, and following the trend that is quite unsurprising at this particular time of year, I have been looking through my diary and blog and reminiscing about what I’ve been up to in the last 12 months. I have had a pretty good year, I must say. It’s been jam packed full

No Man’s Land Between Christmas and New Year

There is something about these strange few days between Christmas and New Year that gets everyone looking back and thinking ahead. For some reason we forget these few days exist – we don’t know what day it is, we aren’t cooking proper meals (more leftovers, anyone?!), we’ve watched enough telly box to give us square

Weekly Vlog Episode 5

Happy Christmas! I hope you’ve had a great week this week, whatever you’ve been up to. After some great and very helpful comments over the last month on my weekly vlog experiment, it looks like it’s here to stay, at least for now. So here goes episode five. Skip straight to the bottom of this blog post