I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.

John Green The Fault In Our Stars

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

John Green The Fault In Our Stars
Nice little kit for my birthday this year, maybe now I’m 37 it’s time I started doing a little more with the beard. For the past 15 years I’ve just trimmed it with hair clippers every couple of weeks, maybe now I have these bits it’s time for a little style. 
My face has never smelled of sandalwood before …

Nice little kit for my birthday this year, maybe now I’m 37 it’s time I started doing a little more with the beard. For the past 15 years I’ve just trimmed it with hair clippers every couple of weeks, maybe now I have these bits it’s time for a little style.
My face has never smelled of sandalwood before …

When we were asked if we wanted this little guy to join our family, how could we refuse?
Name suggestions please folks, he’s not here yet, about another 4 weeks but I’m really excited!!!

When we were asked if we wanted this little guy to join our family, how could we refuse?
Name suggestions please folks, he’s not here yet, about another 4 weeks but I’m really excited!!!

symphony-in-g said: Happy Birthday Old Man! 🎂 Remember... If you don't eat your meat you can't have any pudding. 😜 Enjoy!

Always got to have pudding!!

And hang on. What do you mean old?! :-p

wentdog said: HAPPY FUCKING BIRTHDAY!!!

Thanking you muchly good sir!

So it looks like I’m going to have to quit college …

For this year at least.
When I first started applying I asked my mum if we’d be able to move back in to the family home, knowing I wouldn’t be able to afford to run a house on a part time wage and study at the same time. “No problem” was her reply.
They have a really strange system for teacher training applications here that limit the number of courses you can apply to. 18 months after asking my mum if we could move back, I got on to my course. 3 days later she sold the house.

So 6 weeks in to my course we had to move. Yet again I was in the position of trying to find the money to pay over £1,100 a month for bills to run a house alone … but only being able to work 20.5 hours a week on minimum wage while having to find the extra to fund travel to college and pay for any resources I needed for my lessons (even photocopying).

The ridiculous part is it’s classed as a part time course. If I was full time then I wouldn’t have to pay council tax at all and I’d get about £10,000 a year to help towards living costs. As it’s part time I still have to pay full council tax and get nothing to help out … even though this year I’m expected to be in college 5 days a week.

So there it is. Looks like the hope of a real career and a decent wage is over (for this year at least). I guess it’s time to start seeing if there’s any work at the local pie factory …

Fear is nothing more than the lies we continuously tell ourselves in order to stop us from fulfilling our dreams.

glg (via symphony-in-g)

Here’s my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 

Be sure to donate to any of the great charities below.

http://www.alsa.org/

http://www.mndassociation.org/

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx

Welcome to the British countryside.

Seriously. And I’m supposed to sleep how?

Seriously. And I’m supposed to sleep how?

It’s tomorrow!!!!

It’s tomorrow!!!!

Quite a heart warming story in the Daily Star today about how security staff at Robin Williams’ house have found TVs switched on showing comedy shows, including a Richard Pryor stand-up set, when the house is empty, and have heard giggling as if Robin is still watching his favourites. As one neighbour reportedly said, it’s typical of Robin to keep people laughing, even in the afterlife. And there’s always the chance that this story will bring a little comfort to all his grieving fans.

My only issue with the whole story really is the tag line they’ve used for the photo of Robin and Zelda. “Hanging around?” Really Daily Star? Really? Very VERY poor taste. I think you might need to have a word with the ‘journalist’ at work here and point out what words are appropriate so soon after an event like this.

To one man who truly did
Robin Williams
21 July 1951 - 11 Aug 2014
RIP

To one man who truly did

Robin Williams

21 July 1951 - 11 Aug 2014

RIP