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I Told You I Might Be Back


The funny thing about hindsight is that when you look back things seem so obvious. But at the time you just don’t see it coming.

I’ve come out of what I now look back on as a darker period of my life. I wasn’t happy on a lot of levels and I didn’t know where I was going. I’ll probably delve into details at some point but the bottom line is that I’m out the other side now and I’m happy, optimistic and looking forward again. Unfortunately for you, the reader, that means I feel up to the task of blogging again (I still hate that word)! But I suspect it’ll be a bit different this time…

The past seven months (since my last post) has been a busy one and it’s not all been doom and gloom. I’ve grown my hair long, seen a lot of live bands, made a few new friends, played a lot of football, sprained my ankle, got a new job, fixed a date for my wedding, drunk a lot of real ale and I even went to see Adam Buxton at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh (he was hilarious, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen).

It’s not all been good. I finally had to bury my dear guinea pig who in the end managed to live to the right old age of 8 years. Apparently they start considering guinea pigs old around 5 so she must have been about 140 in human years. May she rest in peace. I will hear her noisily drinking water from her bottle in my mind for many years to come!

Anyway, I’m back. More to follow…

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  1. Woot! Welcome back John!

    Sorry to hear about your guinea pig. I’m sure the little fellow had a great life.

    What happend to CityDesk? Did you abandon it because they stopped developing it?


  2. Thanks! It’s good to be back!

    Yeah, I rest assured that my guinea had a full life (and at 8 years there’s no denying it).

    As for CityDesk, I still use it for the “My Software” section of the site but I decided to go server-side this time for ease of posting and what not. It’s a shame that CityDesk seems to be dead, it has (had) a lot of potential…


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