If all else fails, hug your teddy bear

I saw that motto on a car bumper sticker the other day on my way into work and it sort of sums up how I’ve been feeling lately. I’m sort of stuck in the glums  lately – especially at work – and when I get like that it ends up being a right effort to be bothered to do anything. Felt particularly demoralised at work this week. I really don’t know what to do about that at the moment. So naturally I’m doing nothing! LOL. I just hope that life, the universe and everything will sort itself out eventually.

That’s not strictly true. My latest hope (no doubt inspired by my £50 win last month – first ever*) is that I’ll win the big one on the premium bonds so I can jack in the job, invest the dosh, live off the income and maybe earn a bit more income doing something I actually enjoy. My latest rose-tinted fantasy is to spend my days pottering around a plant nursery. (I’m sure it would be warm(ish) in the greenhouse during the winter months). So to increase the odds of that happening, I took proactive action and purchased a couple more of the bond thingies.

Or maybe pursuing the web-design thing. Or perhaps even the photo thing.


At least it was a nice sunny evening today – and breezy.  (Bit on the nippy side for June really.) I’d been wanting to play with these windmills for a while and it was just perfect for that. Who could stay miserable with colours like that? By the way, for the uninitiated – it’s MEANT to be blurry! It’s called motion blur. (Would have been a cracking example for the old photography course, but alas – I’m too late for that. Never mind…)

* And I’ve had them since I was 2 years old…


10 Responses to “If all else fails, hug your teddy bear”

  1. 1 spiralskies June 14, 2008 at 5:56 am

    You could open a photographic gallery. ‘Twould be marvellous.

    Must practice motion blur. Must take more photos. Must get off arse. Ugh.

  2. 2 Thursday June 14, 2008 at 9:07 am

    That picture is wondrously good! I hope the doldrum feeling lifts soon.

  3. 3 nezza June 14, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Thank you both. I’m a bit prone to the negative side of things unfortunately. I wish I wasn’t, but I can’t help it sometimes. I think I have to do some serious ‘life-talking’ to myself really – if I could find the inclination!

    I ended up with about 50 windmill photos – it was quite hard to narrow them down to 5 for flickr!

  4. 4 nathaliewithanh June 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Sucks to be in a rut. Now that your garden looks lovely and that you’ve completed your photo course, you need a new project… or a lovely bloke to take you out for a wee bit of Shepherd’s Pie (what I ate for 3 months when I lived in Chipping Norton.)
    Do you need a photo assignment?

  5. 5 nezza June 17, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Photo assignment would be great – yes please! Inspire me!

  6. 6 vonne June 18, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I just noticed your new header! I just love your happy feet photo. It makes me smile everytime I see it. 🙂
    Love your ‘windmill’ photo too. That would make a nice poster for a childs room, especially in the primary colors.
    Seems to me that you’re good at anything you set your mind to.
    I was blown away by your Keanu drawing – and so was my sis, who’s a huge fan of his. You’re a multi-talented person, it seems.
    Don’t know what you do for a living, but me thinks, you should be working at something that feeds your creative soul.

  7. 7 nathaliewithanh June 24, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Nezza ma petite, You never answered by email about the project so…YOU HAVE BEEN MEMED!!! They made me do it. View it as a project!


    Bonne chance!

  8. 8 40>0 June 24, 2008 at 5:36 am

    NOBODY could stay miserable with colours like that!
    so cheer up!

    I’m really glad you posted this photograph, I think it’s as cute as your feet! (Which are very cute, by the way!)
    Hype up the photo-thing already! And make the website-thingie too, ’cause if it’s as good as the photographs, I think it will be great!
    An while you’re at it, bake some cookies to have something to nibble on! And you can also send me one if you like. 😀

  9. 9 Turkish Prawn June 25, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    Hi Nezza,

    I found you via Nathaliewithanh.

    I really do understand what you are most likely are feeling. I also have to fight the doldrums fairly often and keeping a forward looking gaze can be difficult at times. There are just so many cool things to do and try but so little time and money to try them.

    My wife and I are in the process of attempting a re-alignment our lives as well. Trying to take in more of the things we like and let go of the things that drag us down. It’s hard to break out of the rut but for sanity’s sake, you have to try.

    The latest idea is to see if we can live abroad for a year or so. We’re thinking Germany or France but honestly, I just want to experience another place for an extended time. Something to re-fire the passions of living in this amazing world.

    The trick is of course to make it all feasible and monetarily possible.

    Best wishes on your quest!

    Turkish Prawn

  10. 10 Thursday July 2, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Nez, you’re too quiet. Speak to us!

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