September 2018 Favourites

Time for another monthly update, and it’s fair to say that September was very busy and productive, as well as throwing up one or two surprises, which in turn are paving the way for a very interesting October. There is of course a video to go with this post, and I hope you enjoy this little catch-up as usual!

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Music Haul – November 2016

In October and November most years, in the run-up to Christmas, there are always a few new releases that I want to get. Most of the music I get now is downloaded, but occasionally I’ll buy a physical set for one reason or another.

So here’s the music I’ve bought over the past couple of months – by Madness, Status Quo, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Howard Goodall, Derek & The Dominos, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and a little known band called Cherry Suede. Yes, I’ve been treating myself a little bit – but then I haven’t bought this much music for a while. It’s all come along at once!

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Journal – November-December 2004

December 2020 Introduction:

Here’s another instalment of edited entries from my old journal, bringing us to the end of 2004. At this point I was doing a work experience placement at my local council, having graduated from university earlier in the year. And I was continuing to enjoy my music and DVD purchases as usual.

Unfortunately, my entries for December were accidentally deleted, and it’s the only posts I’ve ever lost. I think I might have been combining journal files together at the start of 2005 and missed it off by mistake, but I can’t remember for sure. So in its place I just wrote my usual summary of the year, and briefly mentioned the key points for December at the end of it, along with another top 100 list from the month.

That anomaly aside, however, I hope you find these posts interesting!

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Journal – August 2004

December 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to the next instalment of posts from my Bolt journal. These were my final set of posts on that old social media site before I left, as it had changed a lot by then and I’d lost interest. The fact I was starting a new chapter in my life probably meant it felt like the right time to move on as well. However, I was able to copy all of the posts on to my computer, and continued to keep a personal journal offline from the following month onwards, so I’ve still got a lot of posts I can share with you yet, though I’ll naturally edit out anything too personal of course.

Unusually for summer, I had rather a lot to write about this month. I got my full list of university results while I was continuing my search for work, Dad fell ill and had to go to hospital (he was fine eventually so don’t panic), we had some work done on the house, the Athens Olympics took place, I celebrated my birthday, and I continued to enjoy more new music and DVD purchases. So this is probably my longest journal post so far, and I hope you enjoy it!

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Journal – July 2004

November 2020 Introduction:

This latest batch of posts from my old Bolt journal marks a significant moment in my life, as I graduated from university and started looking for work. Plus there are the usual mentions of DVDs and music that I’ve continued to buy, and one or two other things that caught my attention. So I hope you enjoy!

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Journal – June 2003

September 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to another instalment from my old Bolt journal, as we approach the halfway point in 2003. Here I’m getting ready for the summer, by taking my final exams in my second year at uni, socialising with friends, buying various DVDs including particularly good ones by Queen and Led Zeppelin, and getting hooked on the latest Grand Theft Auto game! So I hope you enjoy this latest selection from my past!

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Journal – January-March 2003

September 2020 Introduction:

Welcome to the next instalment of journal entries that I originally posted on the old social media website Bolt. We’re now into 2003, and I’ve combined the first few months here, as they weren’t particularly eventful and the entries are fairly short. I did continue to buy myself some nice things to keep myself entertained though, and I got some more results for my university work, plus there were a couple of notable events (one good, one not so good) that I felt were worth highlighting at the time. So I hope you enjoy looking through it all! Continue reading “Journal – January-March 2003”