Fathers Day

Or should that be Father’s Day?

One thing I have learned – and as always it’s lots of things encapsulated in one event – is that Fathers Day is… well, it just is! You just can’t win on Fathers Day. Your child will grudgingly present you with a card and gift – after all, it ain’t your birthday. Your Good Lady will pay lip service (without using her lips) to the concept of a Fathers Day while expecting a significantly more direct response to Mothers day. So Dad’s – that’s how the world is – get used to it 😉

Me – I’m settling down to a pleasant evening of music starting with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Kf1Iy5E6U

And enjoying something from my Son – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF3Ueqww7M8

You know Fathers Day is great – Mom’s got the Spaghetti Bolognese almost ready – that makes Fathers Day really worth while 🙂

So it ain’t as I painted it, is it?!!

With apologies for video content not appearing in post – Must’ve said summat wrong to Youtube


Digital World

It’s lonely out here.. in a digital world
No real-world cues to guide
Just – often dodgy – instinct for what may
Be fun, exciting or just plain click-bait
for friends and strangers in the
Digital world…

I watch videos… another YouTube exposé
People posting their pain
exposing their hate
reflecting the hate of others
showing AAA gaming as poison
AAAh! – so that’s where it is…

It’s funny how blogging is
or vlogging for that matter
me and You – we disagree or
we find some common ground
We chat, we discuss and we form opinions
All without meeting

I know you
and yet I don’t
we are all strangers
despite being friends
I know the face you present
but of that face I know nothing
Is that all that is the Digital World?

Martin Addison – 14/05/2019





Annual Computer Headset Day

So, it’s February 14th. That day when almost all of us men would like to slink away to a corner and don our headphones to avoid the inevitable burning of the ears for not buying a card, chocolates, flowers, etc… Actually that’s not quite how it is, though we guys like to joke about it between ourselves in the privacy of the pub 😉 The reality is that we actually get our ears burned for things not done as expected / required by our partner throughout the year and poor old Saint Valentine gets the blame for it! Of course, I use the term guys loosely in our modern world – I’m sure that the same situation exists in same-sex relationships too 🙂 And the reality is that we should be showing our partner how much we love them throughout the year, not just today. But if we did that I guess lots of florists and card companies would go bust!

As an aside – My Wife forgot that I was at a friend’s retirement party today and, when I wasn’t home as expected, called to find out where I was – now that’s what love is really about 🙂

Happy Valentines Day everyone 🙂