I like sleep, always have and probably always will.

But since getting our kitten, Daisy, I haven’t been getting as much as I used to due to her insistence that someone gets up to feed and play with her whenever she wakes up - which is usually a good hour or two before I’d ideally be liking to waken.

However, it’s not all bad - in fact being up and about an hour earlier hasn’t affected me as much as I thought it might.  In the past, a lack of sleep has always made me grumpy with a longing all day for an early night so I can catch up straight away but that all seems to have left me now.

One word - Wow!!

I’ve seen Travis quite a few times now and in venues of varying sizes, and for my money they are simply unbeatable live.

They may not be the most fashionable band, in fact I’d go as far as saying it’s now strictly unfashionable to admit you are a Travis fan but I would gladly go and see them play every night of the week.

The criticism normally levied at their albums is that their music is too soft, too safe and too samey.  Anyone thinking like that should go see them live, they will rock your socks off!

A bit of a panic has set in.

I went for a run this morning - just over 2 miles and by the end I thought I wasn’t going to be able to put one leg past the other to get back through the carpark into the car!

On 15th June 2008, I need to be able to complete 10km as I’ve entered the Men’s Health Forum Scotland 10km in Glasgow.  It seemed like a good idea in January when I first thought about doing a 10k this year in order to force myself to go running - June seemed like such a long way off, almost half a year away.  How the time has flown by though and here we are just 9 weeks away from the big day!

Every now and again I see stories on the news about people being trapped in places and they give me the collywobbles.

I’ve always thought that being trapped under some fallen building after an earthquake or something similar must be the worst - how terrifyingly awful must it be to be stuck in somewhere totally dark and alone, but worst of all being unable to move?  That must be the worst part - being somewhere really claustrophobic is bad enough but being pinned down must be much, much worse.  Being at least able to move your limbs would ease some of the torture.

I like Ikea - after all what is there not to like?

Good looking and seemingly good quality furniture and other bits and bobs all at very reasonable prices - very, very reasonable in fact in most cases.

We made a visit to Ikea in Glasgow at the weekend to have a quick squint at furniture for our house - the house isn’t quite ready to accept furniture though so no chance of any purchases at this particular moment in time, just wanted a quick look around to get some ideas.

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