Freeing Up Time

I realised recently that I was spending too much of my valuable time stuffing about on the Internet, reading news that made me cross or just endlessly playing games or checking my phone constantly or getting drawn into chats or sidetracked with Pokemon Go.

All these things were adding little or no value to my life except for ruining productivity at home and also importantly, at work.

So they had to go.

Drastic action was required.  Technology intervention, break the addiction.

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England Trip – Feb 2017

It was time to see the kids – been looking forward to this for ages!

I was flying Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi in the UAE this time.  I’d flown them once before and it was a pretty good experience, although the airport is pretty busy and claustrophobic if you’re not inside the gate.  Waiting areas and toilets are not so good.

But my transit was 90 minutes, so I figured it really didn’t matter.  It was the cheapest route this time and dollars is dollars!
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2016 and beyond..

Well, I can start with one thing – 2016 didn’t involve much blogging.  Or much of anything other than working and existing.

The serious injury to my left leg really managed to screw up a part of my entire year and I could do very little of the things that I had hoped to enjoy.

Sadly, I actually don’t see much change ahead in that regard, so I have accepted the fact that the way I wanted to explore and adventure is, for now at least, closed to me.   Hey ho.

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Summer in England 2016 – final part

As ever, all good things must come to an end – time was up and we had to pack up and go.

We went out for a little wander before I drove the kids off home and played ‘Pooh sticks’ off a bridge over a little brook

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Summer in England 2016 – part 6 – Riverhill Gardens

Gone past this place more than a thousand times and never even been curious to go in, but as we’ve done pretty every attraction within 50 miles, I was looking for something new.

I saw it advertised on one of those ‘100 things to do in Kent’ websites and it looked interesting enough for a day out.  The kids took a look at the website and quickly agreed, especially with the promise of lunch out.

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Summer in England – part 5

Day of simple pleasures.

Can’t always go out and do huge adventures and long days out – sometimes just staying local and doing simple stuff is needed.

Last year we took a boat out and rowed down the river, this year, we played mini golf! Read More

Summer in England 2016 – part 4 – beachtime!

We had a few days of variable weather but really wanted to go to the beach with the entire family.  My sisters have turned into our parents and always insist on getting places super early in order to get a good spot good parking etc.

I begrudgingly accept there is logic in it, but at 7am as we set off for Botany Bay near Margate, I was less convinced! Read More