Always hope, never expect


All the writings in this category are about myself, my dreams, goals, ambitions and self-improvement.


A Rant About Snow...
2nd February 2009Myself
It's snowing in England. It doesn't happen very often, and we don't usually get very much, but every time without fail everybody goes into a panic, the media goes into "scare overdrive" and the whole country grinds to a halt!
Tsuka Construction
3rd January 2009Myself
Inspired by a video on YouTube I have decided to have a go at making my own Tsuka (hilt) for a short Japanese blade using some blocks of wood and a few sword fittings I have been collecting.
No Martial Arts Training For Me...
17th October 2008Myself
I've been looking around lately for a martial art and I have narrowed the list down to a few, unfortunately, due to the injuries I sustained in the car crash a few years ago I'm not the most suitable student for any of them.
Off to see the Wizard...
11th February 2008Myself
A six-month post-operation checkup on my wrist reconstruction surgery following a car crash two years ago.
Meet the newest member of our family...
19th November 2007Myself
Meet Ernie, the newest member of our family. At approximately four weeks old, he was found abandoned, miles away from anywhere and very weak. He was taken to the vets and given emergency treatment and after a rough few days he pulled through and is making a full recovery, growing stronger every day.
I'm an Astronomer!
26th June 2007Myself
It's official now! I have just completed studying for a Certificate in Astronomy with the University of Central Lancashire, via distance learning, and the result: a pass (of course!)
Putting my Knee to the Test on Jacobs Ladder
24th March 2007Myself
Putting my knee to the test by climbing Jacobs Ladder in Cheddar Gorge, a little over a year since it was shattered in a car crash. I was discharged from hospital exactly one month ago.
Nearly killed in a car crash
13th March 2006Myself
On Monday 27th February 2006, whilst innocently driving home from work after my shift finished (around 11 pm), unknown to me an oncoming car round the next bend swerved to avoid an animal on the road and lost control...