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On the road again

Driving Cars in a Traffic Jam
Driving Cars in a Traffic Jam (Photo credit:

So, once again my car is back on the road! I can’t tell you how happy I am, and how much I hope there won’t be any further problems with it…

Any of you who drive (and especially if like me, you only became a driver later in life) must surely agree that the freedom a car gives, is something that until you have it you don’t know what you are missing, but once you have that freedom, you couldn’t bare to be without it! Am I right?

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Best real ale pubs in Redditch – guest post by Robert

Wetherspoon - The Royal Enfield - The Old Cine...
Wetherspoon – The Royal Enfield – The Old Cinema – Unicorn Hill, Redditch (Photo credit: ell brown)

With traditional British pubs closing at an alarming rate, it’s great to find a place that still has lots of knowledgeable barmen offering proper craft beer on tap in cosy surroundings. If you love a decent real ale or craft beer, you have to pay Redditch a visit. Here are some of the highlights of the local beer scene…

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Mass Observation Project – Summer 2012 Directive

Education vs Experience
Education vs Experience (Photo credit: gtalan)

Wow, Summer 2012 seems like so long ago now, but I have finally written my response to the first part of the directive. Like all my other writing this took a back seat while I focussed on my recovery from BPD and finding a job, but as it is now done and I thought it was really interesting I thought it would be nice to share with you, I hope you enjoy it and why not share your own experiences in the comments below!? 🙂

So I present to you Massobs Summer Directive Part 1 –

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Regrets? I have only one…

regret. nothing.
regret. nothing. (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon)

Regrets, nearly everyone has them, lots of them. People spend so much time dwelling on what if’s and what could have been, if only they had made a different choice. Regretting choices, mistakes and even things that happen that were outside of your control.

I’ve never really understood this, as the title to this post states, regrets I only have one and that one regret is something that realistically I shouldn’t regret either, because I was too young to understand the consequences of the decision I made at that time… Continue reading “Regrets? I have only one…”

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Infographic – Pack Mentality

After all the things I have been through over the past few weeks I thought I would put my sociological skills to use in analysing and evaluating the behaviours I have witnessed.  As a result I have come up with this descriptive infographic that describes the roles women take within a group situation.  My conclusion – women are fine to have as friends so long as it remains individuals, once a ‘group’ is formed pack mentality sets in and it can get very nasty (as I have experienced first hand).  Continue reading “Infographic – Pack Mentality”