Category Archives: Personal Life


Time for a Trainer Revolution

Those that know me well know that I am a massive trainer fan who spent most of his youth dreaming of the trainers I wasn’t allowed to have (for both financial and practical reasons). I certainly am not from the ‘they’re just a pair of shoes’ crowd and will often use superlatives to describe a trainer.

Having spent the last couple of years wearing through several pairs of Nike Dunks (and a pair of Adidas Decade), many of which were slowly wearing out, I had the perfect opportunity for a complete revolution in my choice of trainer style. I have decided to choose a more varied selection of shoes with a common theme in slightly more muted tones, rather than the same shoe in different (and particularly bright) colours as the last revolution. (more…)

After Ramadan: the mosque, the night prayer, the lack of attendance

Ramadan is great for a number of reasons including the re-appreciation of food and water and spending the time to reflect on where life is going and what you could be doing better from a spiritual perspective. (more…)

YABR (Yet Another Blogging Reboot)

It really has been a long time, seems my last post was over 18 months ago on January 21st 2012.  Wow! That was 10 days before a particularly special event in my life, the birth of my daughter, and a whole other ton of stuff has happened since. (more…)

A first escapade into online grocery shopping

A couple of weeks ago, a trip to Sainsbury’s landed us with a voucher – the kind that you get at checkout to convince you to buy more stuff next time you come in – for £10 off our first online shop. (more…)

A Year Without a Post?

It’s hard to believe that I last wrote a blog post over a year ago.  And what a year it has been!  This post will act as a retrospective of 2010 as well as a general catch up. (more…)

A Retrospective on 2009 and The Noughties

The end of the year, and indeed the decade is upon us. With just over an hour to go and I thought I’d quickly post a quick review. (more…)

An Update

As someone commented on my last post – it’s been a while since I last wrote. A lot has happened since then… (more…)

Happy New Year!

So 2008 has closed and 2009 has started.  It is always a time for reflection, a time to make a new beginning as it represents an easily definiable demarkation between one point in time and the next. (more…)