Friday, 26 February 2010

The Mission,,,,,,

Dear avid fans.

I have come to the conclusion that money or not I just have to go on a jolly.
How will you fund it I hear you all cry in unison, Well, I have boots an a thumb, oh yes and a sense of adventure. (don't forget sense of adventure)
The plan is to get to the peak district with my 75L karrimore sabre Bergen on my back an just have fun. Simple as that really.

OK, well maybe its not but how hard can it be, thumb it there, wild camp in quiet spots, eat boiled rice using my sigg fire jet stove, take photos with my camera, and just explore a bit.

Cool, so that's that then.

I like the simple things in life and I'm not to keen on making things overly complicated, can you tell, lol.
So watch this space, photos imminent.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

A new day dawns

Well avid fans,

Good news, yesterday I finally received news that the decree absolute has been issued and I have a clean financial break from my NOW EX WIFE,,,,,, yeeeeee haw.
I no longer have to answer to her demands and i can tell her boyfriend to fuck off if I want without fear of making things difficult, actually I can even tell her to fuck off the next time she phones me up an has a bitch at me for something. Great isn't it!!!!!!
The one thing that has really been a big relief is the fact that I'm no longer financially connected to her, so she cant drop me any further in the shit.
Its like I have climbed out of the boot an got back in the driving seat again, I'm back in control of my life to some extent an it feels so bloody good.

Last night I actually had five an a half hours of unbroken sleep, and this morning I feel so refreshed and rested. I cant remember the last time I slept like that.
Today I have no plans other than chilling out somewhere and smiling lots, I think that's a good plan isn't it.

(Smiles away to himself)

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Another day,,,,

Well avid fans,
Its been another long night again, not had any sleep, not been to bed in fact.
Just me an my trusty laptop for company, and thoughts of hills valleys forests and lakes.
Its amazing the things I look up on the net just to pass the time.
Maybe at some stage my mind will just stop, like someone flicking a switch, then I can sleep. I tell myself that It will get better and I can look forward to having a normal routine again, but with every step forward I seam to lose ground and finding my old self is like one of those things we all say we are going to do at new year but never quite manage.

Soon mate, soon.
Take one day at a time and make the most of what you have.

Monday, 15 February 2010

2nd blog,,,,,,,,,


Dear avid fans,,,,,,,

note to self, must get fans.
No new adventures as yet I'm afraid, but loosely planing a trip as soon as funds allow.
Not sure what or where yet as I'm still toying with a few temptations. It might even involve hills or lakes.
The main thing is that I get out doors again, I have been missing the wind on my face and the fresh air in my lungs for so long now.
The past 2 years have been really hard having had my wife shack up with her boyfriend in a new house, having to rent out the family home to pay the mortgage and making myself homeless in the process just to keep things from going pop. During that time I also lost my job and have been dealing with the debts my wife left me as a surprise leaving present, but like I always say "the mission isn't over till your heart stops beating", well it looks like now the house has finally sold and we have came to some kind of agreement over money an debts, that I might actually have a little money to sort myself out with, little being the operative word there.
But I'm determined to get out and enjoy life again.

The plan is to get back into the things that don't cost much that I gave up years ago to be a good hubby an dad, stuff like walking, climbing, caving, wild camping, driving green lanes, and floating about in a Canadian canoe with a rod.
There is off course lots of other things I miss but they will have to Waite as things like skydiving, scuba diving, sailing, and comp off road driving all cost money that I just don't see myself having spare in the foreseeable future.
Well, Rome wasn't built in a day, but slowly slowly catch monkey eh!

I think the coming adventure will have to be something along the lines of a bit of walking and wild camping, maybe with a bit of bush craft thrown in just for fun, did I mention I used to teach survival skills among other things in the past? No, perhaps not but I miss the primeval joy of catching my own supper, cooking it on a fire I made myself and sleeping in a shelter made from natural resource's that's warm dry an comfy with a belly full of food. It takes me to a place where I feel in control again, you might think me mad but the cave man in me is screaming to be let out and I intend to submit to him.
Instinct is a strength we as a modern society have attempted to dilute and over ride in the name of technology and progress, but my desire to be outdoors in all weathers is burning away in me.

OK, so I have been rambling on a bit here, but its a start and I feel it helps to get it off my chest. It's also a bit of a preface to the blog that I will write in the future, even if there is nobody reading it.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

My first blog,,,,,,

Well Hello to all you avid fans out there lol.

This is my very first ever blog so please be patient with me.
Yes this may seem quite boring at the moment but given time It will become a riviting blog to follow I assure you.

Well thats it for now, exciting stuff this isnt it!