Category Archives: Life As We Know It

#UKElection2017 Hashtag stats. My Annual Political Post.

UK people! If you haven’t already gone out and voted. Please do.

Personally, I can’t bring myself to vote for a party that is leading us into chaos and an economic disaster.  I can’t believe a word that most of the newspapers publish as they’re all owned by rich businessmen who have the Tories in their pocket to ensure return on their investments – bigger paychecks and dividends to shareholders, whilst avoiding taxes.

When you’ve become a success in business, you also have a responsibility to be a contributing member of society.  I.e. to help those less fortunate than yourselves.  Which is what taxes are for.

Anyway, I’ve done some searching and come up with these LIVE stats on how many people are using either the #VoteLabour or #VoteConservative, etc Hashtags on twitter.  It’s merely a gauge of how many people are talking about which party.

It should be an embedded table – but if the WordPress system just shows a link, click through to see the table on the other site:


Well, I was going to blog today!

I had a whole list of posts that I wanted to get started on today; but instead, I’ve cleaned and tidied my home, and made a start at going through all of the boxes and junk that has been cluttering up my study for the past 4 years!

I have thrown away one bag of rubbish and two HUGE bags of recycling!  Also I’ve ear-marked several items to sell on ebay..  I just need to check if my original Game Boy and SNES still work!  Vintage, anyone?!

So, even though we lost an hour due to daylight savings today, I feel like I’ve worked that missing hour anyway!

Urgh.. and it’s work again tomorrow!  It just never ends, does it?

Keep flying…

A Cluttered Mind

So much to do!  And yet, even though I now have more time to devote to my passions of reading, drawing, creating, and chilling out on the sofa watching the good-ol’ telly, I’m not getting through my list fast enough!  I think, the main problem is that I have so many options now, that I don’t know what to pick first – and I procrastinate – and I swap projects every five minutes (or do three things at once) – but only ever finish things once in a blue moon.

See, I’m in the middle of reading a great book, but every time I pick up the book, I drop off to sleep!  Which is in no way a commentary on the content on the book – I’m just tired!

Granted I’m getting over a virus from last week, which has slowed me down.  I think I’m very very impatient when it comes to illnesses.  They drag on far too long; and because I’m often suffering with migraines at the same time, it’s quite frankly a pain in the arse! Brain no worky…

Something tells me that I will have to design a schedule for my “free-time”!  That way I might actually accomplish something..  So many books to finish, paintings to try out, blog posts about TV shows that I watched over Christmas – which will be old-news by the time I get round to them..

Anyhoo!  That’s enough procrastinating (again!).  Back to work..

Too tired to read, let’s revisit Twin Peaks instead…

well, I was going to sit and attempt to finish reading my book.  I’m a few chapters into “A Scandal In Bohemia” and I want to see how that story originally ended according to Arthur Conan Doyle.  Sadly, I’m pretty exhausted this evening and I think I’ll get only one page in before I’ll be snoozing!

Instead, I think I’ll begin a re-watch of Twin Peaks right from the beginning!  As there’s some indication that we might be getting some new mystery from this town in 2016, why not re-visit that familiar old and kooky place?  Now, what happened to Laura Palmer again?  And where can I get some of that damn fine coffee?

Agent Dale Cooper is as sweet as cherry pie.  I love him almost as much as our Sherlock Holmes..!

Today’s random thought

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that instead of trying to squeeze my long circuitous train of thought into an 140-character long “tweet” (or similar), that I should be able to express myself using as many words as possible and post it here!

Late to the party, or what!?

I’m also trying to get to grips with publishing through many different outlets using this as the base – still working out the detail on some of these.  Tumblr, for example, my posts are supposed to publish automatically there, but my last post didn’t make it for some reason..  I’ll figure it out eventually.

OK, lunchtime is over… back to work!

There’s more coming soon

I’ve got quite a bit of writing to do in the next few weeks, my book and TV reviews need writing and publishing asap – before I watch and read any more!

I’ll be working on these probably fairly slowly in the next week or so, as my shoulder condition – that’s a very long story (6 years it’s been giving me trouble, so far) – is forcing me to do a bit less for a few days.  Keep an eye on the crownjulesreviews blog later.  I also really want to write some science and business based articles, but will have to spend time properly researching those before actually publishing them.  I’ve just created a second job for myself!  Oh well.

Frustrating as it is, however, I have no choice but to concede defeat for a little while.  You win this round, shoulder.

To be continued.. (as they say)