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Ups, downs and roundabouts


Lots of ups and downs over the last few weeks and to be honest there haven’t been any roundabouts but it made a better title than just ups and downs.

Last weekend was amazing, this weekend is shaping up to be quite good too but the bit in the middle was very odd, even for me.

Last weekend I went to see the Muppets and spent the whole time laughing, it is amazing. If you haven’t seen it you’d better get a move on and go.

Sunday night I went to a gig with someone who is fast becoming one of my best friends, love her to bits.  After a few missed trains and other transport issues we finally got to Oran Mor.  The gig itself was the Jezabels who are hard to describe but alternative/indie rock just about covers it.  They were supported by the John McIain Band who were brilliant as well (The saxophone sold it to me from the off).  Another missed train, entirely our own fault for going to the pub between gig finishing and train leaving, and a taxi back to town then home via another pub…

Monday morning I was a bit slow on the up and poor Hayley had been up for a couple of hours trying to work the TV then we headed off climbing.  A good session and lunch to boot :).

Monday night I had a sever case of the post weekend blues and just felt generally rubbish for some reason this carried on for most of the week and a lot of stuff has been buzzing about in my head and I’ve been generally a bit lost.  This was all changed last night with a good night in the pub with the usual bunch and a few who have been away for a while.  Funny how you don’t really miss someone until they come back then you realise you have missed them for whatever reason.

Tonight is a flat party the off to the Garage with the same bunch from last night (give or take a few), should be good 🙂

That’s enough of the rambling for just now.

Everything happens at once


So, you bumble along in life and things just happen then one day you stop and think… It’s only then that you discover just how much you do and what you’ve agreed to do.

My life needs to slow down a bit at the moment. Everything seemed to be happening at once, thankfully it seems to be calmed down a bit now. Uni stuff went skewee for a while which put my holiday in April in doubt for a bit, it’s all sorted now back on the modules I’m meant to be on and can now go on holiday.

Second thing that happened was spending most of last week catching up with friends which involved spending too much money and drinking too much alcohol but it was totally worth it even if my body was objecting by the end of the week, need to do it more often but maybe not all in the one week.

Finally and most exciting thing is I am now the expedition team for Project X!!! 🙂 Project X is the Clyde region scout explorer belt expedition to the east coast of America in summer 2013. The expedition is taking 57 explorer and network scouts to Washington for a couple of days, they will then set off on a 10 day hike down the Appalachian trail then onto a jamboree in Florida for a week.

If anyone is wondering how I ended up involved in this, blame a train journey with the organiser and my big mouth! Semi jokingly asked if they still needed leaders and was told if I was interested he’d see what he could do, 3 days later it’s all done and I’m signed up for it. 18 months of hard training and fundraising ahead but it’s a once in a lifetime experience (or hopefully a first of many in a lifetime for me). So, expect this blog to be inundated with waffle about project x and all associated stuff.

For anyone who’s read my blog before you will have noticed that the book reviews have dropped off a bit, this is mostly because the only things I’ve been reading are lecture notes and I doubt anyone would ever want to read a review of them.

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