New software

I always think it’s great when you get an updated software alert on your phone. I got such a message today for my iPhone. The new IOS came out today and it has added a few exciting features to my phone. 

It’s like getting an upgrade with out the expensive price tag. 


Getting older 

I normally don’t mind Monday’s. I find the day goes slightly quicker than normal. That was until today. 2 day hangovers are a sign that the glory days are over. No longer can I go out on a Saturday night with friends and be fine to play football or golf on a Sunday. Now when I go out it takes 2 days to recover and it wasn’t even a heavy night. That’s the worst bit. 

I have turned into a light weight on the party seen. 


Today’s weather has been a bit of a weird one but growing up in Northern Ireland you tend to run with it as it changes so quickly. Today started of bright, sunny and warm. Now it’s grey, cold and very very windy. So windy that I had to collect all the apples from our trees before the branches broke. Plus the kids planted sweet corn this year and at the minute it’s looking a bit worst for wear. 

So what to do with about 200 apples. The first idea was to make cider, the second is to make a few pies and sauce. But I’m not completely convinced that all of them are ripe enough. 

A well time for a bit of trail and error. 

Men’s clothes

I would never consider myself to be the most stylish person in the room

 A thing I have noticed lately is with a cupboard full of clothes, I still only mange to wear the same 3 outfits every time. 

The other part of this is that I seem to wear a lot of navy/dark blue coloured clothes. 

I am happily married and don’t need or want the attention of being that guy! at the party who is looking for more than a conversation, but I do feel as if I should make more of an effort. 

Small things 

I spent the morning washing and cleaning out 2 cars. There is always a sense of pride when you can sit back and admire what you have achieved, and I know it’s only washing cars but it’s something that needed done and I’ve been putting it off because I just couldn’t be bothered. It didn’t really take long, and it’s put a smile on my face, plus the sun is shining and I’m sitting in the garden with a cup of coffee. Saturday mornings are better spent doing stuff than worrying about stupid things you have no control over. Small achievements make a better start to your day. 


I never thought I was a cat person until I had one. 

My cat Tilly is always a source of amusement wether it’s jumping into walls when she gets scared of a tv remote control or meowing at the back door but only to see what’s on the other side never to go out. She is not an out door cat by any means preferring to stay curled up on a sofa sleeping the day away. I would love to know what she sees when she stares into the dark corner of a room when there is clearing nothing there. 

Hi my name is Phil

I thought that I would keep an online diary sort of thing to share some of my thoughts feelings and general things that go on in my life. I’m a mid 30s father of 2 and need somewhere to vent and shar some of my story’s. From time to time I might disappear but I might not always have something to say. But mostly and hopefully dear reader I’ll keep you entertained.