It’s been 6 years since I last did this. There’s been a few changes in that time, but by the same token a lot has stayed the same.
Enough has changed though, and indeed fundamentally what I want to do with this, that I figured it’d be better to start afresh rather than just continuing the old blog.
The last time I did this I was in Burundi, deployed with the UN peace-keeping mission for over 8 months, and it served as a way of keeping in touch with friends & family back home in Durbs, South Africa.You can find that blog at http://ttsrh.blogspot.com/ in case you’re interested, though I have to warn you it’s mostly me waffling about photography (not that there are any photos to actually look at), and bitching about mosquitoes, ignorant locals, and mefliam side-effects. You have been warned.
This time around I’m thinking of more a journal, and as a way to keep track of, and encourage myself to progress, a few hobbies and endeavors I’ve decided to respectively pick up again and embark upon.
So, yeah, you get to read about my incipient midlife crisis and all the boring crap of my life in way more detail than you’d ever have wanted 😉
Mostly I’ll be going on about photography (again, though this time there’ll be pictures, promise! No vouching for the quality though….) and cycling, both at a very amateur level. As in I’ve barely touched a camera in 6 years, and I literally bought my first bike in over 25 years this afternoon. Hopefully as time goes by we’ll get to see my skills in both improve, and feel free to chip in with hints, suggestions, and criticisms to that end.
In terms of the endeavors alluded to above, mostly this’ll be a little project I like to think of as “let’s turn Ian into less of a lazy fat-ass”. There may be a few other things that get chatted about from time to time, but for now that’s mostly what I plan on using this to talk about. So be prepared for the odd progress photo of a balding, middle aged fat guy, and frequent posts along the lines of “Hey, I got on the scale, and I was a whole 5 GRAMS lighter this morning, FUCK YEAH!!” Again, you have been warned.
Anyway, I think that’s enough for now. I’ll type up some more in the next few days, give a little more background & exposition, but for now it’s time for supper and then some gaming time.
Till next time then 😉