Sunday, 31 January 2010

Green-Eyed Monsters

OK - it's been far too long since I blogged regularly, so I'm now using Plinky ( to give me a new subject to blog about every day. If I've configured this right, my answers to the Plinky questions should appear in my blog.

As Joey Ramone said, Hey Ho, Let's Go!

Jealousy. Hmmm... That's a big one to start off with. I think that the thing I'm most jealous of is people who have got themselves 'sorted'. Which is probably most people. You know, by the time you're say, 35 years old, you've generally paid off at least half your mortgage, your kids are old enough that you're not buying new shoes for them every 2 weeks, you're happily married and in a long-term stable job, with enough savings. In general, most people of my acquaintance are approaching middle-age with their lives sorted.

My trouble is, that due to a set of circumstances, choices and slices of luck, both good and bad, that I never seem to have made any headway into getting my life settled like that. Every time I think I've turned a corner, something seems to come out of left-field which puts me back to square one (with mixed analogies!).

So, yes, in some ways I'm jealous of nearly everyone I know because they all learned their life lessons early and I didn't! Actually, it's more the fact that I'm annoyed at myself, retrospectively, for the bad decisions I've made in the past.

Never mind - one big lottery win and other people can be jealous of me for a change!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Ice Castle

We got up this morning and found this odd, ice-stalagmite formation on the birdbath in our back garden after last night's heavy frost.