I'm teetotal. I used to drink as much as the next man or woman, but there was a problem. Well, two problems. Firstly, I would drink to cope with stress. It was actually my only real coping mechanism against stress, which really isn't healthy, mainly because I couldn't cope with stress whilst sober, leading to … Continue reading How much do you fancy a drink?
How do you react to political defeat? Do you accept the result with good grace? Do you congratulate the victors and ensure that you work as hard as you can to make your country better? Do you look at how well you have run your campaign, how close you came to victory and how you … Continue reading How do you lose?
The next step of my long journey to training for the Readership comes along on Tuesday as I travel to Edinburgh for a 3 hour psychological assessment. A 3 hour psychological assessment! I sometimes worry about whether I'm stable enough to keep writing this blog, so the idea of going through something like that is … Continue reading What if?
One week to go. The longest political campaign in history, the Scottish independence referendum, started a mere 47 years, 6 months and 17 days ago (give or take a day or so) and we finally go to the polls next Thursday. I'm voting, but I'm not telling you how. There have been enough posts, articles, … Continue reading Imagine
I like to think that i have a fairly positive view of human nature. I think that everyone, deep down (some much deeper than others) have a desire to do good. I honestly feel that its our instinct to help people wherever possible. This has recenlty demonstrated by the phenomenon whic is the ALS ice-bucket … Continue reading I’m just trying to help!