Posted in Updates on Wednesday 12th June 2002 at 12:00am
This week left the rails sometime today - and I've no idea quite when normal service will be resumed. I've been trying to sell things on eBay to stay solvent, with little success. A side-effect is that I've ended up finding stuff I want to buy, therefore exacerbating the problem! Personally, things are feeling more strange than ever. I think something has to give, and probably quite soon.
Posted in Updates on Sunday 9th June 2002 at 12:00am
Read Jean-Paul Satre's "Nausea" today in its entirety. Not sure if this was a completely sensible policy, but I was feeling lazy after yesterday's exertions, and somehow it gripped me. Left me with an excess of nervous energy I could have done without really. I've become dangerously obsessed with cleaning - and particularly with washing dishes.
Posted in Updates on Saturday 8th June 2002 at 12:00am
First train up to Paddington gets me into London for 8:30. Headed for Whitechapel with the intention of walking back west via a large S-shaped path taking in bits of the City, St.Pancras, The Fleet Valley, some small churches, and a handful of booksellers. Achieved the walk back to the station with many diversions and much happiness in about six hours. After the relative calm of the City on a weekend, the West End was incredibly packed, annoying and sickening. Plans for the infamous Clerkenwalk develop further as a result of today's wanderings. Got to ride home on one of First Great Western's whizzy new Class 180s - reasonably comfortable and quiet for a DMU! Later, fixed a little buglet in Lemmingchat and released 0.0.5.
Posted in Updates on Wednesday 5th June 2002 at 12:00am
Relaxed early on - I awarded myself the day off to recover from the weekend I knew would try my nerves (and indeed appeared to have taxed my very wellbeing!). Later visited Bristol for the first time in a while - fine old time as ever. Not sure Guinness was the best thing in my state of fragility, but consumed happily nevertheless. Much chatter - some of it being of some gravity in my opinion. Still, enormously happy these days that life has stabilised enough to consider hard questions without too much fear. None of this stops me making an ass of myself of course. Failed entirely to sleep today. Restless and unwell again.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.