August 4th 2022 Today I played the single best golf hole of my life. See if you can spot it: It’s the green one. An Eagle! I don’t remember the last time I made an eagle. I imagine that if I had done I’d’ve written about it, and I’ve never written about it on this blog so it can’t have been in the last 7 years. And it wasn’t just an eagle. It was a perfect eagle. I slapped a driver about 310 downhill, and then hit the best 9 iron of my life from 160 yards to within 3 … Continue reading Eagle


August 3rd 2022 Today it has been suggested that I may have an iron deficiency. My symptoms include: Constant tiredness Restless leg syndrome (apparently I’m a pain to sleep next to) Itchy skin Allegedly off-coloured eyes (it’s hard for me to ratify that one as I don’t spend much time looking at my own eyes) It would make sense. I’ve not been eating great recently. I am tired all the time. I don’t get much iron naturally. Dad’s given me some supplements. Em’s given me a strict diet. Mum’s given me instructions to call the doctor. Until tomorrow, I’ll do … Continue reading Deficiency


August 2nd 2022 Today we experimented with Korean/Mexican fusion. Apparently that’s a thing. Did you know that’s a thing? Last year Em bought me a book called… uhhhhh… someone… Judy Joo’s Korean Soul Food. That’s the one. Thanks Google. Anyway, Em bought me a Korean cookbook which has a Mexican section. KO-Mex. Also last week when we were in cardiff we had some rather great unauthentic tacos from La Pantera, so we thought we’d try our own. So we had Korean Tacos. Chicken marinated in soy sauce, mirin, ginger, garlic, salt and sugar. Fry it for a bit. Cook it … Continue reading Komex


August 1st 2022 Today begins a big month in the life of JACN. Potentially. I’m potentially moving into the house that I’m potentially about to buy. I’m potentially starting the new job that I’m potentially about to get. I’m potentially not going to get that job and so I’m potentially going to have to look for a new one. I’m potentially going to be unemployed, homeless, and eating spiders out of a shoebox. Okay that last one is probably less likely than the other ones, but I guess I don’t really know what’s going to happen. I know what I’d … Continue reading Potentially


July 31st 2022 Today was another lovely day. I’ve had a good weekend. We were supposed to be playing golf, but it was a bit rainy so we went to play snooker instead. Dad won all three games. Show off. In the mid-afternoon I mostly just napped because for some reason I’m tired all the time now, and can never sleep. At some point I’ll start worrying about that but not right now. Then I just played in the garden with my niece. She is at an absolutely precious age where everything she says and does is adorable to me. … Continue reading Lionesses


July 30th 2022 Today we went to Longleat safari park and had some incredible look with our animal encounters. I don’t know if it was luck or judgement which meant that basically all of the animals were unusually active. We could feed the Sea Lions: And the monkeys sat on our car: And the lions wandered right beside us: And all of the giraffes congregated for us: And we could feed the birds: As well as the deer: It was definitely the most interactive zoo experience I’ve had in a long time, though part of that is perhaps symptomatic of … Continue reading Longleat


July 29th 2022 Today I had a nice lunch and afternoon at the pub with my work family, and then a nice evening having a BBQ with my real family. All in all, I’ve eaten far too much today. I’ve had pizza, steak, burgers, chicken, potatoes, cheese, halloumi, halloumi, halloumi. You’ve heard of the meat sweats, let me introduce you to the meat sleeps. Until tomorrow, night. Jacn Continue reading Sleeps


July 28th 2022 Today I’m thinking that it’s weird how quickly your perception of things can change even if the facts haven’t. Yesterday I was stressed about many things in my life. Today I’m chill. Nothing changed. I still don’t know what job I’ll have in a month. I still don’t know where I’ll be living. I still don’t know who I’ll be living with, but I feel more positive about it all. And that’s not based off anything. It’s just a new day, and a new mindset. It’s still just as likely that I’ll wake up tomorrow and feel … Continue reading Perception