Thursday, August 23, 2012

Here come the floors

Well the foundations are as good as done, and its time to put the ground floor in.
How better to do it than with modular concrete slabs, craned in.

As a little boy in a mans body this is exciting to see. And I am even off for the day too. Woohoo lol

So from this point in I am kind of expecting accelerated progress now.

Sad maybe, but I'm enjoying watching this, and can't wait to see what the end result really looks like.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Roses are red, and pink, and orange...

Having a quick tidy in the garden the other night and i decided it was time to give the rose bushes a trim. On cutting them I though why let it go to waste.
Mum spent years trying to get roses to grow, and finally had success with a few bushes of them. So I thought, why not try and see if I can get some more bushes from the off cuts....

So I present to you, my first attempt at growing roses from cuttings.

Watch as I fail miserably lol

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Walls @ 6 Church Rise

Exciting times are upon us (well me anyway) as the walls of the garden flat begin to appear. The next phase is truly here, and I can finally believe there will be a house next door again, one day soon (ish)
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One of 'those' days

You know the sort, we all have them. Nothing major and stressful, but just a day of minor hiccups that ultimately start to piss you off a little bit.

Well I'm having one today. Woke up and got up at my usual 'lazy' time as I have been recently. I think that might actually be a part of it, no structure. I shall come back to that. Walking the dogs, its threatened to rain. Email from the bank, I'm short for a bill, shirt I wanted to wear is dirty, dog not eating breakfast.... The list goes on.

Now I'm not going to stress about it, gawd no! I watched 24 hours in A&E last night and was reminded of what real anxiety and stress feels like. I don't wanna be back in that situation any time soon. Just watching someone panicking over nothing is enough to straighten me out a little. So, deep breath and all is well again in the land of Snaz!

But going back to structure, I think that's where I'm falling apart. I need the routine of P90X or Tai Chi back in my mornings, and that will start again next week. A week booked off work to allow for the adjustment, so I have a plan, no need to panic.

Other than that I have little to say. Olympics Part 1 went well, proud to be a Brit.
Just watching the Ecuador and Julian Assange story unfold, will we go into the embassy, will he flee.... So much going on.

OK weird looks on the train have started, so this is me signing out.
Have a good one people.
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Monday, August 13, 2012

OMG Bricks!

OMG, brick things and everything! This time next year I might have neighbours !
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Today in 'over the hoarding'

Well today sees more concrete being poured, large pumps, foundations and rear staircases (as well as builders bum)
Can't believe how long the whole foundation process is taking. Sure is gonna be one sturdy house!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Coming to my senses

Quick entry just to say this.
The past few weeks I have been drifting around in my mind, and getting by with things. Eating junk, lazy on activity, and really not interested in doing much.

Thing is, as I stand on the train this morning I can actually feel myself waking up, coming to my senses and wanting to get back in the groove. I knew this time would come naturally and was never going to force it, just didn't expect it to arrive quite like this.

Nothing has triggered it, its just waving and washing over me while I stand here. Positive thoughts, motivation, and determination all rushing back into my mind, and it feels fantastic. Just in time too.
The plan was to get back on track next week anyway, so this fits perfectly and gives me a few days to start making adjustments to my days to allow for it.

I'm sure I will pay the price for slacking off physically. But mentally it has been SO worth it.

So that ends my random entry. Other than to say, seeing my new tattoo started has something to do with all this for sure.
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

One year on.

Well todays marks one whole year since mum passed away, and today was all about reflection and moving on.
For me I have had today planned out for a long time. Not a day of sorrow or sadness, but a day of peace. Not in the traditional sense, but my mind has been at rest. A year on and no longer fretting and worrying. This year I am relaxed, can look back at all the good times, and remember the final journey I took with Ann Snasdell, my mother.

The biggest part of today was the starting of a tattoo. Between 12 and 3pm, the final hours of mums life. Marking them with a tribute to her that will last with me forever. Seems a bit strange I know, but a tattoo is what I know best, and was what she knew I did in honour of loved ones passed.

I have attached a picture of the work so far. It has a long way to go, but getting it started at the right time was key here.

For the rest of the day I have made sure I have kept good company, and had fun conversation. With Michelle and Steve at Innocent Needle Tattoo in Croydon, then Dean and Ian at Storm Bromley, its been a good day.

Deep within there has been constant thought of mum, and visiting St Christophers yesterday seemed very fitting for me too.

I won't drag this on, I am sure those that know me know what I am thinking and feeling right now. A year on, and time to move on. Never forgotten, but no longer an active part of my life.

Thank you again mum for all you did to raise me, and make me the man I am today. I hope when you left us, you left with a sense of pride that you were an amazing mum. Love you forever x
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