Tuesday, March 29, 2005


my attitude to work was challenged on sunday. last week a workmate left for a new job; naturally he was all smiles and happiness all last week because he knew he was leaving. i want a piece of that! i know i'm not going to be here forever - can i use that to take the edge off the drudge that is endured here? yet at the same time, i cannot disregard the fact that my actions, no matter how small, have eternal consequences. somehow, i need to hold onto this as well, so my eternal perspective is focused on now as well as then.

work is tough at the moment, yet i know it is growing me somehow.

kairos (pronounced k-eye-ross): explains how touching a hot stove for a second seems longer than that extra minute in bed on a rainy monday morning.

chronos (pronounced k-ron-oss): is what your watch measures, second by regular '9,192,631,770 complete oscillations of a cesium-133 atom'-second.

Sunday, March 27, 2005


my wife is nothing but gracious with giving me time to myself. yesterday she allowed my to spend the afternoon getting grubby with my bike; today i am allowed to take said newly cleaned, oiled, 'fitted with new front brake blocks' bike for a spin (wearing newly purchased helmet) (also returning dvd whilst at it).

not only have i managed to update this, i have also uploaded (at long last) some of our photos from, inter alios, our not so recent holiday to oman, our spring jaunt to bournemouth and a recent trip to see my brother and his wife in manchester. enjoy.

i do want to post this one here - my definite favourite person in definitely one of my favourite photos of her:

Wife and groyne

Tuesday, March 22, 2005


i've been away from my blog for a while. paying the bills has something to do with it.

without wanting to jinx the upcoming easter weekend, i hope to be able to spend some time uploading some photos onto my flickr account (at long last) and, if so, update this too. having said that, mrs hope may have other plans about me spending time with a computer and camera and not her!