Update time

Sorry for the dissapearing act. I don’t seem to have as much time to sit and post as I used to and when I do get the time, I don’t have the inclination. A quick update on life.

The move to a blogspot address went OK. As a temporary measure it’ll do for now.

My application for a re-grade at work went ahead and the news is (so far) not bad. By that I mean they have seen it, discussed it, emailed to ask me more questions on exactly what it is I do and then gone quiet. At least they didn’t just reject it out of hand, so I’m taking that as a good sign. I just wish they’d hurry up and decide as…

I’m actually having grown-up thoughts. Involving mortgages. Christ, me as a homeowner, who would have thought. Comes a time though when it makes more sense to be paying off a mortgage than paying the same amount to a landlord, never to see it again. Although of course you know where you stand renting and aren’t going to suddenly find yourself owning something worth half what you paid for it. I just need to figure out what I want to buy now. House, flat, barn, city centre, out in the sticks. Would help if I was really excited about owning a place but to me, it’s just somewhere to live. For example after four years in my current flat I’ve still not bought cushions, a rug, a wardrobe, a TV, bookshelf or a chair for my desk – just doesn’t seem worth it. I only had one small saucepan for three years until Miss C took pity…

Typically just as I start to think about this, global shares nosedive, denting my deposit somewhat. Serves me right for not following my own advice on when to sell…

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