Self-isolation, quarantine, whatever this limbo is; week seven

Time is strange at the moment. It goes fast, but feels slow. Days take ages, but are over before you know it. This strange coronavirus limbo is warping things. It’s so quiet outside, it’s unreal. Eerie. Spooky. It feels like the entire world has been paused. I didn’t get a …

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So I took a year off, from everything

I mean, it was mostly not through choice. We needed to make sure we would make it through 2019 financially. Sure, an exotic cat was added to the family in 2019, but other than that, we were careful. Frugal. Thing is, I got lazy and complacent. One final hurrah, I …

Waves is gone

My old blog, Waves, which used to be at the old domain of randomfury.co.uk, is no more. All the posts have been folded into this blog. It was a lovely place, if a bit quiet. I feel like I’ve written this a lot recently, but it was always more for …

2013 in review

I’m just going back and porting my blog posts from 2013 over and man, this was a funny year. Existential panic had set in. I knew I wanted to do something with my life, but I was throwing darts into the mist trying to find what that something was. In …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 31st January 2018

This week’s Reflective Diary includes my thoughts on Sue’s presentation, as well as my reflections on our roleplays. To monitor our personal development, we were tasked with identifying responses in ourselves that occur during a helping interaction. We did this with several rounds of roleplay. The first roleplay of the …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 22nd November 2017

This week we watched some roleplays from YouTube. I found them to be quite wooden and badly acted, especially given that they were reading from scripts. We also did some roleplay of our own this week, focusing around using the formula for primary empathy. The formula is: Listening to what …

An update on my 2014 targets

Jake was born in 2014 and that was amazing, but so many other things just didn’t work out as I would’ve hoped this year, mainly because I never tried hard enough. I met some targets and I missed others but overall I think I need to just get away from …