Well, here we go. The site has been active for a while, but I've mostly been fiddling with the look of it, uploading pictures and generally making sure it's representative of the work I do. It's taken me a while longer to get some text on here, but I figured I should actually use this Blog to keep the world updated on things going on in my work life, as well as things that are going on in related areas of my life (anything vaguely creative).
It's election day today, for London Mayor amongst other things, and I got my voting done first thing before work. It's what seems to be the main topic of conversation online at the moment (as well as the prospect of a Trump-shaped president in the US), so it'll be 'interesting' to see how that goes. I'm just hoping we don't get any right-wing bigots in, but someone who actually improves the city would be a great start.
All great starts come after an ending (great or otherwise), and I'll be ending my work at Xerox after about three and a half years, on Friday 13th May. We'll see how terrible that date turns out to be, but I'm anticipating it to be a good send off to a job where I've done some great stuff, and the opportunity to get back to work somewhere closer to home, in London. My wife too is hoping to leave her current job and venture into something more creative and fulfilling. Fingers crossed that 2016 serves as a great start for all of us.
That's pretty much it for now. thanks for giving this a read!
P.S. Last Friday I attended 'The Goblin King's Ball', loosely based on the film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie as The Goblin King. This year, naturally, was a sad one, and I was hoping there'd be a bit more of a tribute to Bowie over the evening but, aside from name dropping him and acknowledging his passing, it was pretty quiet on that front. That's a real shame, as I've been listening to a lot of Bowie recently. In particular I've enjoyed the various live recordings I've found on Spotify – the songs are peppered with anecdotes and jokes and Bowie comes across as altogether a warm, generous and ultimately human performer. It's fair to say I'll miss his passing more than I will Prince's - despite the media telling me how great an artist the man in purple was, I can't help but better identify with a scrawling blonde kid from south London who did good, and wove his songs into the tapestry of my life, sometimes unexpectedly so.