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 😉



Where’s the cake….. 05/09/12

My Birthday

Hey how’s it going? How am I you ask? Not bad not bad at all. I’ve got a little something to be happy about, it’s my fricken birthday whoop whoop B-). The only downside of the day thus far was being at work but I’ve got to say the folks at HiFX made it enjoyable.

Soon as people as the I.T department got word of it being my birthday the only thing they would say is cake… When is Cake coming, have you gone to get the cake, is the cake here yet… a picture of a cake and CAKE written in size 56 front sent to my work email address.

I eventually gave in and on my late 3.00pm lunch dashed to M&S and grabbed tubs of mini chocolate rolls, cornflake bites, and oats and berry bars and fudge Brownies oh and not forgetting my lunch of mushroom and chicken risotto.

Rushing back to the office and laying down the treats, it was now officially my birthday :-\. It seems like the tradition at HiFX to spoil everyone else rotten on your birthday, well sharing is caring as they say.

Either way it was quite a relaxed day with not much to do. So here I am waiting at Slough platform 5 waiting for the blasted 19.57, delayed as usual


So yes as I wait to go home and cut the obligatory cake and open up a few cards I should really reflect on the present and the path that go me here. For better for worse is not so important it’s just getting a clear perspective on things. If I was  confused as to why I was sitting here wondering what am I doing, that would clearly be a cause for concern in my own eyes.

One thing to mention though when I woke up at 6.00 am is that a huge overwhelming feeling of urgency. I don’t know about what, however the weight of turning 24 seemed to crashed down on me. I always try and set some goals come my birthday as it’s the start of a new year in life, if anything though it might be time to really kick it up a notch as they say. I’m no spring chicken anymore, but with age comes wisdom and greater sense potential.

Maybe it’s just me thinking out loud, I just felt compelled to blog for no apparent reason. Acting more on impulse? It would definitely be a new thing. Anyway I’ve rambled enough. I’ll end it by saying thanks for being curious and reading. Uber thanks for the best wishes and love on my birthday. I’ll remember this time, till the next.