Category Archives: Fluff

All the silly stuff.

Quantitative easing

Not that we have money issues but I do know what I would say if the bank phones me about an overdraft

Bank: “we’ve been looking at your account, and we feel that the level of your current overdraft is high given the current economic climate”

Me: “yes, i understand your concern, but we are putting in measures to reduce our dependence on the overdraft and increase our liquidity going forward – soon we should be able to do something about that.”

Bank: “well we feel it would be good if you could reduce your overdraft”

Me: “yes, well we intend to start our process of quantitative easing once we’ve gotten the finer details of the process sorted”

Bank: “I see, well tecnically that’s not …”

Me: “Can you just remind me, it’s postman pat on the £20 note isn’t it?”


my head

I’ve been looking over the last few (hundred) posts from me, and well most of them are naff, don’t come close to being coherent, or make any point that i may have been trying to make in my head.. sorry if you’ve read through all that trash.

The blog has been going for six and a half years now, and it’s fair to say the content has varied in quality quite a lot in that time. Not that it’s been about the quality – the rules of blog are almost 5 years old, and have always been true; if you can be bothered you can blog it.

One thing you might not know is that when you blog, there are many more unwritten rules in your head, don’t upset relatives, make sure you don’t say something that might get sacked, don’t offend friends, and depending on your mood – only blog if you think it makes sense.

I’ve probably bent all of those rules during the last 6 years. It’s just good fortune combined with the fact that no-one reads the blog, that everyone is still speaking to me and I didn’t get sacked.

Anyway the reason i think the blogging has been so poor recently is down to two things time and spaghetti – I so often don’t have the time to write, and because my head is full of spaghetti it should take longer for me to untangle, except i don’t have the time.

so maybe i will have another unwritten rule for a while, take time to think about what you want to say, and take time to write it. If only to save people from the randomness in my head.

*just because I’ve said all this doesn’t mean i consider this post to be well written, or for me to have taken enough time over it.

all going quite

if you’ve been thinking – “oh no, Kevin’s gone all random blogs again” Don’t worry, I’m going back to work tomorrow, so It’s all going to go quite here again. 

it was originally going to be a decorating holiday, but a sore shoulder changed all that, so I’ve basically floated about disrupting the routine and getting in the way a lot. 

I’ve had time this week, not just to read random bits of the internet and become paranoid about global finance, but also to think, that’s been nice. Henry waking up at 5:30 every morning hasn’t but we can live with that. 

What we aren’t sure of is how we continue to live the life we do: I.E. how long can i keep going in a super stress job? is our lifestyle working with the family we have now become ? should the milk in the fridge go blue, green, red or red, green, blue? it’s all heavy stuff i tell you – but as the benches on the south bank say (last time i saw them) “everybody needs a place to think” and I think this week has helped us restart that thinking process again.