Ah Christmas…the time of rest?

This Christmas is very different from all the ones I have seen in the past 29 years. My family lives in Lincolnshire and its sort of tradition that I would make journey home to join in with the traditional festivities.

This year – I am spending Christmas at home with my beautiful wife-to-be. On either side of the Christmas festivities, Natalie and I are heading to see family on both sides. Right now, we’re spending 5 days with Natalie’s parents and having a mini-Christmas. In the new year, we travel 150 odd miles to visit my family for, what will be, our third Christmas.

I am not used to spending Christmas in my own home, let alone the added challenge of cooking a full turkey roast on the big day. This will probably come with copious amounts of “Christmas cheer” and watching films that are traditionally put on over the holidays.

Last week, we stocked up on food supplies, and gone nuts in decorating our living room with Christmas paraphernalia. I have never put up Christmas decorations when I lived alone. Mainly because it’s seen as a major faff – especially when you’re the only one that can enjoy your finished festive masterpiece. But you know, I thoroughly enjoyed spending a Saturday with Natalie, putting up our new 6ft tree. We made it glow like a nuke reactor with some very powerful lights, that have 50 light settings that resembles a test for epilepsy.

Am I going soft in my old age? Most probably – but you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way. ūüôā

I wish you all a festive Christmas and happy, prosperous new year.

As a special treat…here’s our guinea pig, Louis, eyeing up Christmas dinner…

“Mmmm, yummy Christmas Tree!”

My first undisciplined personal blog post

After an overhaul of my website and blog, I relaunch my personal blog…again…for the third time.

Since the massive overhaul job of¬†my personal website and blog that took place in December 2015, it’s¬†been rather challenging to keep my blogs updated with new content. This isn’t necessarily writers block. It’s more about having the time to write a blog that is fun, interesting, and stuff that people would want to read about.

I keep in touch with many blogs as part of my job. Some really easy reads, whilst others are extremely technical; requiring you to have a specialist knowledge in the topic.

Other blogs I read are rambles, opinions or rants that someone has taken a couple of hours to write to express themselves on the chosen topic. You also have to question whether that person is living on a remote island somewhere, sitting on vast amounts of money, playing golf, and spends an afternoon blogging.

Do I live on my island, with¬†mountains of cash, writing well crafted blogs? No. I am a certified Salesforce professional who dedicates his career to helping businesses innovate their processes in an automated way. As my friends would say, I am a ‘techie’!

So what is the point of this particular post? Simply to set expectations to you as the reader. As a blogger with 5 years experience, who has undergone 3 blog and website refreshes, I have come to one conclusion: I am not a disciplined blogger that posts regularly.

Honestly¬†– I am not even going to apologise for it. I am simply way too busy to blog on a daily or weekly basis. But here’s the deal I would like to make with you as my reader. I will try to drop in short personal blog posts that is easy for you to read. I will write these in my own unique and fun¬†way. My posts will be riddled with stuff content you might find interesting and may contain lots of typo’s.

So here it is – my first personal blog post for all to read. ūüôā