I probably should filter my thoughts more, but where is the fun in that. Sometimes we all need to vent, or just let that stream of consciousness out and although you could argue that such thoughts might be best expressed inside the seclusion of one's own home, where no one can see how truly random you are; This is the 21st century where we have to publish it online for the entire world to see.

Cast your mind back to last August.....

Our company was going to sponsor the Swindon half marathon. An email went around the office saying that if anyone fancied running it, the company would pay the entry fee and perhaps we could all run as a team. Ok I thought, that sounds like it could be fun, it'll give me a reason to get running fit again and I've been needing a reason to get back to running. So I emailed and showed an interest.

A few days later an email comes around thanking those that responded and giving the list of the SIX people who'd signed up. Of them, there were 4 hard-core, regular marathon runners, one ultra long distance running ( think 100s of miles at a time) and me.. The person who, at that point hadn't run at all in about a decade. Seeing the list, I started to panic. Naievly I had though that more "regular" people would sign up and I could run with them, not rea...

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It's odd, I always thought that it would feel great to turn a job down, to be in that great position where you could turn a job down, yet now that I've actually done it today for the first time. I find myself second and third guessing myself (if third guessing is even a thing) and wondering I've made the right choice.

The job, wasn't what I was hoping it was or could be, it didn't make me feel excited or enthusiastic about taking it, it was more a job that would have been a means to an end, a chance to move back to Wales and perhaps that would be all. Of course I might have completely misjudged it and it may have turned into the best job in the world would loads of prospects, but I'm sure I would have picked up on that at either of the interviews, I am pretty perceptive I think. I think it was a great paying, plodding along kind of job and I'm not the plodding along sort really. Howev...

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Silver Clouds

I remember reading a few years ago about the link between cold sore virus and dementia\alzheimer's. From what I remember it is highly likely that cold sore sufferers, like me, will develop dementia and are prone to early onset alzheimer's too. Not just a little bit more likely but apparently very likely. I can remember visiting my gran in hospital when I was about 10 or so, 3he had dementia and I remember being really upset that she didn't recognise me at all. But, on the plus side, she had a friend in there who kept stroking and talking to this invisible dog that only she could see. I remember thinking that was pretty odd, yet quite cool at the same time. All the benefits of a dog, without any of the drawbacks, the dog never needs feeding or letting out and never grows old, it's always there for you. .. so, y'Know that they say about every cloud and all that!!!

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Personality

I was wonddering what to write for an online dating profile I was setting up so I asked my colleagues at work how they would describe me. There was a long, pendulous pause and some odd looks because someone piped up and said "err... unique" and then someone else added "Special".

Great I thought, who wouldn't want to have a unique and special personality! I mean, they're compliments, aren't they?

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