Tuesday, 11 November 2008


They shall not grow old,as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Honest Blogger Award

I've been awarded a blogging award (who'd a thunk it!) from Helen at Diary of an Untidy Mind.

Here are the rules of what to do with this award, and then the list of 10 honest things about me.

“When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Honest Weblog’.Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).List [if you can and/or dare] at least ten honest things about yourself. And then, pass it on.”

I have a slight problem doing the noms as I only follow Helen's blog at the minute and not many of my friends / people I come into contact with blog so I'll have to agree to nominate these people as I come across them - I will add the details as comments on this post.

Honest Things About Me
1. I have Obsessional Compulsive Disorder and suffer from Depression. I have both of these all my adult life (and a bit longer). I take good med's that keep both aspects under good control and, these, combined with things I learnt from some excellent group therapy earlier this year, allow me to have a good quality of life. Without them there would not be a me.
2. I am soppy. I love a happy ending, I'm unashamedly in love with my wife, I adore my kids (though they're gits sometimes!?!) and think the lost causes are the ones that deserve the most support. I always the one cheering for the underdog.
3. I am completely at ease with the prospect of dying. My death does not bother me but the impact of it on those I love does. That said, I'm in absolutely no rush to do so.
4. I get on better with animals than I do other human beings, and at times I can be very misanthropic.
5. You're either my friend or you're not. If I care about you then I will do anything for you, I'll be loyal to the death and I will share my life with you. If not, then I won't, it's as simple as that.
6. I hate the term Normal. The sooner we realise that there is no such fecking thing then the world might just start being a better place, and a lot of people will start to feel a hell of a lot better about themselves, and other people.
7. I struggle to cry, but when I do it's sometimes quite spectacular. I'm a very emotional person but crying is something I rarely do, I just don't seem natural predisposed to it...go figure?!?
8. I am a frustrated writer with an inferiority complex. I love to write but hate people seeing my stuff.
9. I believe in fate, but not predestination, and the interconnectedness of all things. I think we control where we're going but somethings happen because they are meant to, not because of any great plan, just because they have to due to cause&effect. I do NOT believe that there is a grand plan or a reason for living.
10. I collect quotes, motto's, idioms, slogans, proverbs and anecdotes. I love them, and there is a lot of wisdom in them.
11. I am fascinated by things that I am not intellectually able to fully grasp. Chaos Theory, Particle Physics, Biology, space travel, computer programming, the full spectrum of human languages, psychology and guitar playing are just a few examples.