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Solent Dreams

"What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do." - Anthony Robbins

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1 Month Without A Posting? Down… Down… Down…solentdreamsmban1219lblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sun, 28 Sep 2008 18:07:30 +0000

My goodness, time does fly… cruelly and quickly at times. I’ve just noticed that it’s about a month since my last posting over here at Solent Dreams. I’ve just been so wrapped up in my podcasting, job hunting and in helping the Lady Wife with her endeavours that I’ve simply forgotten about posting here. Anyway, […](image)

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Mamma Mia! – What A Movie!solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sun, 10 Aug 2008 12:30:01 +0000

Mamma Mia! – Movie Review Last night the Lady Wife and I nipped along to the Regent Centre in Christchurch to see Mamma Mia!… and what a great movie it is! First of all, unless you’re remotely an Abba fan, then I must warn you that you may not like this movie; it’s not to […](image)

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Insurance? My derriere!solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:59:04 +0000

Just found this interesting article here where someone has their derriere insured for $2 million… he’s a bed tester and apparently has a real sensitive derriere with which he can “literally feel the difference in materials and fillings used, simply by sitting on it.” Now that’s a job I would love and I’ve often joked […](image)

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A Welcome Breaksolentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:08:22 +0000

I’ve been working for my current organisation for just over a year… doesn’t time fly? Just been told that my current contract has been extended to after Christmas… so it’s back to job hunting for a permanent position, although I’m very grateful for the extension. Anyway, in over a year I haven’t had a full […](image)

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My New Podcast – “The New Forest Podcast”solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 21:12:38 +0000

Well, it’s done… my first podcast is up and running 🙂 Head on over to Hope you like it. Visit my Tumblelog at Subscribe Free To This Blog By Clicking Here(image)

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Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:57:38 +0000

You’re right, I’ve neglected this blog lately. With the better weather here and the opportunity to get on with jobs around the house as well as taking advange of the great weather with leisurely walks around the cliff tops and the beach, I’ve found that I’ve been switching on my computer a lot less lately. […](image)

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A Problem Shared Is No Problemosolentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 17:23:14 +0000

I’ve never been a part of any support group although in various jobs I have dealt with them and so I know what they do. More importantly I know how they work. As you know, my vertigo has come back with a vengeance and I’ve been battling the monster for about 3 months now; my […](image)

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Just Asking…solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Mon, 26 May 2008 00:02:19 +0000

You know how sometimes thoughts can drift into your head that have nothing to do whatsoever with what you’re doing or are completely unrelated to anything at all?  Well here’s one… You know that song by Queen?   Don’t Stop Me Now?  Anyway… (now I have NO idea who this daft thought came into my head…) […](image)

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Totally Agree With Uncle Terrencesolentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sun, 25 May 2008 13:35:46 +0000

Did you watch last night’s Eurovision Farce Song Contest? Did you agree with Uncle Terrence’s sentiments and comments? I totally agree with all his comments. It’s no longer a music contest and purely based on political voting. Some links that might interest you include Showbiz figures back Sir Terry Wogan unhappy at UK Eurovision flop […](image)

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Tum Tum Tuh-Tuh-Tuh Tum Tahhhh Tuh Tum…solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Thu, 22 May 2008 17:33:48 +0000

From the opening strains of Tum Tum Tuh-Tuh-Tuh Tum Tahhhh Tuh Tum…. the prelude to Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Te Deum we know we’re in for our traditional annual fun-fest 🙂 For any of you colonial brethren on the other side of the pond, here in Euroland we have something that’s called the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s […](image)

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Teaching Creativelysolentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sat, 17 May 2008 11:47:30 +0000

I’ve always enjoyed teaching people what I know and the rewards of teaching are… well… rewarding… to me at least. Seeing someone improve upon their confidence, their skills base and to take the knowledge I give them to advance to the next level has always been a creative process for me. Not everyone learns in […](image)

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Into That Zonesolentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Wed, 07 May 2008 18:54:45 +0000

Lately I’ve been chucking myself more and more into my artwork… watercolours… acrylics… photography… digital artwork… you name it and I’ve been immersing myself totally into it. When I’m in my artwork.. I *always* get into “that” zone… which I’ve mentioned before somewhere in this blog. Recently I had the privilege of checking out Southampton […](image)

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Yeah… I know…solentdreams

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 18:14:12 +0000

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Revolving Doors…solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sun, 06 Apr 2008 21:29:50 +0000

“When one door closes…” … yadda yadda yadda… you get the picture. Not so much as one door opening and the other one closing, more like going through a set of revolving doors… Anyway, just finished my first week in my new department. Been given a 6 months contract. How’s it going? Ask me in […](image)

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Dynamic, Intuitive, Go-For-It-Ness…solentdreamssolentfeb08.jpgsolentfeb08.jpgsolentfeb08.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:05:02 +0000

So I’m on the train on the way home and there’s about 8 people in my carriage. Pretty quiet as no doubt the passengers are getting over the trails and tribulations of their working day. This guy on the other side then gets out his mobile ‘phone. “Yeah hi Steve… it’s Dave…” He’s talking a […](image)

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Ahhh… It’s Great To Be Back…solentdreamsblogfeb25.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:25:18 +0000

… not that I’ve been away mind you… Do you blog? Do you know what you’re going to be blogging about tomorrow? Or the day after? Well, I’ve been busy helping someone out with their blog which is tied in with their business. I’ve been planning, tweaking, and getting their blog act together so much […](image)

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Missing You Pal…solentdreamsdiamond.jpg

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 14:52:10 +0000

See my previous posting…(image)

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Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:35:45 +0000

About a week ago I posted a post about cats…. it was my way of dealing with something which I knew was just around the corner and wanted to get it out while Diamond was still with us… something humerous… ******************************* We used to have 2 cats and a dog. Since yesterday evening, we have […](image)

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You Expect Mois To Eat This Rubbish?solentdreamsg3.jpgg3.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Sat, 19 Jan 2008 02:03:09 +0000

Just what is it with cats? We have two cats and a dog and even though our Furry Kids share the same place in our hearts, to me they could be light years away from each other when it comes to food. Dogs are more like Homer Simpson-esque men of this world when it comes […](image)

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With Just A Hint Of Blue…solentdreamshintofblue.jpghintofblue.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Thu, 17 Jan 2008 19:04:56 +0000

Man, I so peeved off with this British winter… grey… grey… grey… a total, unadulterated and distinct lack of colour… wind… rain… cold… and grey… grey… grey… and more damn grey… Yesterday for an hour or so there was a hint of blue in the sky and even that little splosh of colour made all […](image)

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Give It A Rest Already!!!solentdreamssun.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 18:30:56 +0000

If there’s one thing that’s really starting to drive me nuts, it’s more and more people preaching to me about my carbon footprint. Global warming this… global warming that… give it a rest already! When people (and they do often nowadays) start to pontificate about global warming and about what I should be doing to […](image)

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Hilary Clinton, Pizza And Not A Hanky To Be Seen.solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Tue, 08 Jan 2008 21:11:26 +0000

“The secret of acting is sincerity. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” – George Burns Watch her eyes before the water works start. Like a good actor / actress she scans around to make sure everyone’s watching… it’s a micro action… Were Hilary’s tears “calculated” and scripted? Has she said anything unscripted […](image)

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Wed, 02 Jan 2008 21:51:58 +0000

Up until lately, the Lady Wife and I have mainly explored various beaches for our long walks with our Furry Son… however, over the Christmas holidays, we dusted off our New Forest map and thought that for a change we’d grab some forest air as opposed to sea air… and what bliss! Like I wrote […](image)

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It’s That Bit In Between…solentdreamssolent-25th-dec.jpg22-dec-christchurch.jpg24th-december-lyndhurst-3.jpgdec-26th.jpg

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 18:38:08 +0000

… that we’re in… you know, that bit between Christmas and the New Year. I never know whether I like this “in between bit” and so I just let it be “interesting”… I don’t dwell on it… besides, I’ve worked through most of the holidays anyway with only Christmas Day and Boxing Day off and […](image)

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To All…solentdreamspineconefestive3566.jpg

Mon, 24 Dec 2007 17:29:56 +0000

To all the people who left comments at this blog…To all of you who link to this blog… To anyone who may have read any of my postings at this blog… To all the contacts I’ve made via this blog and my other social networks… … and last, but not least… to you… yes you… […](image)

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Marching On To A New Jobsolentdreamsuberwalk22.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Wed, 19 Dec 2007 17:32:33 +0000

Well, the search is on again. My contract with my current employer comes to and end in March. It’s been a good run and I’ve learned a whole new set of skills which I couldn’t learn anywhere else. I’m on the hunt again for a new job… this time a permanent one… Will I find […](image)

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Friends Reunitedsolentdreamsrnin255l.jpgrnin255l.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Fri, 14 Dec 2007 10:52:23 +0000

Yesterday I drove a total of 200 miles… that same trip I did every weekday for a whole year… and by the time I got home, I was pooped. Took me 2 1/2 hours to get home. That was the wrapper to the day… but the main part of the day was nicely wrapped between […](image)

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My God… It’s Full Of Stars!solentdreamshst_ngc4414_9925.jpgblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 20:59:30 +0000

I’ve always had an interest in astronomy, space, astronauts… that sort of thing, ever since I was a kid. I remember having space posters, moon and space travel posters on my bedroom wall. During the Apollo missions, particularly the moon landing, I was in total awe and in my element. I remember talking to my […](image)

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The Shotgun That Started The Race…solentdreamsblogtumb.jpgfeed-boat-tiny2.jpg

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:51:22 +0000

You know, I’ve been thinking… I’ve been thinking a lot since Paul’s passing away… Not like the first bereavement I went through… no… that was horrendous… like having a huge chunk of my soul ripped out through my chest… … no… this is different. Paul was the same age as me. When I was a […](image)

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Goodbye Paulsolentdreams

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 15:10:06 +0000

Paul was someone you would call a “gentle giant”. I’d known Paul for around 3 years. Paul had come through and dealt with various issues in his life and had achieved so much with regards to his skills and confidence. That which he had found daunting before, he conquered and turned into a passion. Paul […](image)

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