Gurgs turns 27

Hey All,

How’s it going, it’s been a long while. Apologies for the absence! So for those of you who don’t know it’s my birthday today (High Five That) It’s a strange one as I don’t quite feel the age I am on paper, which is 27…. I do however I’m not not quite at that point to be worrying about the numbers, though could change at the drop of a hat :s

With every birthday comes reflection and a pause to evaluate, at least that’s my routine. What better time to do this then on the train to Oxford! It’s been a good year for me in terms of my work, family and friends. I don’t think I can really complain. It’s funny though I can remember vividly this time last year.

I was tanned from my holiday to the Algarve, it was my last week in my current role at the time and my brother’s musical pop up performance was waiting for me at home. The end of one, chapter, new beginnings and biding friends farewell. Most memorable at the time was the positive energy and sense of appreciation I felt for everyone. The same holds true today a year later.

I have an amazing set of friends and a family to match. At 27 I feel I know where my place is amongst all that a bit better now. With age comes clarity and wisdom in my case according to a few Individuals.

Birthday’s should be the birth of something new not just an anniversary of what is. With that thought in mind I am looking for something new, though I can’t pinpoint what exactly. Either way I’ve got a great team behind me (You Know who you are).

Presently I’m looking forward to today, boozing it up with my bro’s in Oxford and hopefully in the near future with the rest of the family.

Have a great weekend and thanks to all those who have wished me a Happy Birthday. I’ll be sure to have a drink to you 😉

Gurgs

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Mothers Day

Hey how’s it going?

Hope you are well, I know it’s been a while since I’ve published a proper post (forgive me!). I thought today I would dedicate this post to my mother on most appropriately Mothers Day (at least here in the U.K). So where to begin… I guess I should start by saying how fortunate I am to still live under the same roof as my folks and have my mother still in my life as I know some aren’t so lucky.
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My mother in my eyes: Strong, Independent, caring, warm and hardworking. These are just a few words to describe her. The hardships, darker days and the losses she has had to live through, she still manages to be someone that holds onto strong belief and hope which I really do admire. I would like to think that myself, my Dad and three older brothers provide her strength in part to keep on being the amazing women she is.

As her son I know that I come off as being a bit moody at times and a bit distant (My family know what I am talking about…) this isn’t because I don’t care about about her, quite the opposite really. For some silly reason I tend to get really frustrated with my mum when she fusses over me. Maybe it’s down to age and feeling that I am more independent and can do things for myself. A perfect example, no matter how many times I say no to tea or dinner when I get back from work, she will always drop everything to cook or make me tea. I feel bad knowing that she’s been busy all day and worse knowing that I am just adding to workload when I get back from work, but yeah I understand that she’s my mum, she will always do these things because it’s her way of showing she cares regardless of what my response is.

That is mum, always thinking about others, putting others first, whether it’s her Husband, Sons, Nieces, Nephews, Friends and Clients. It’s always about someone other than her, she has a genuine warmth about her that really has touched a lot of people. I could keep on going but I just want to say that ironically on her day that she has given me a gift and that is what it means to work hard.

I don’t think I’ll ever reach a point in life I can say that as I am as hardworking as my mother but she definitely has set a standard for me and Brothers to always strive for.

So Happy Mothers Day Mum, you may not be perfect and I know it can be difficult being the mother of four boys. You’ll always be number 1 and we hope today you feel blessed and loved.

Gurgs