THE Adver’s website recently welcomed a whole host of bloggers - and they have been busy sharing their views. Here are some extracts from their first blogs. To read them in full log on to swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/blogs/
Glenn’s Changing Weighs
Like many people I started 2013 with the goal of planning to get rid of this ‘excess muscle that I no longer needed’ as I didn’t like to use the word fat!
My main drive for this change was my wife and children as over the last six years, I had gained nearly six stone and the stark reality that if I didn’t change then indeed the chances of my children growing without a father could increase... It’s definitely something you don’t want to hear.
So I am now at the start of a turning point in my life and this will be my journey and challenge to ‘change my weighs’ and become a healthier and fitter person by 2014.
A Teen’s View
I didn’t have a great start to life, as I was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, called Neuroblastoma, when I was just three months old. Luckily though, the doctors found it early and were able to perform an operation to get it out. I have been left with a scar across my stomach, but I call it my medal, as I am completely fine now! Well, I may be a bit crazy sometimes, but that’s normal!
I have two deaf parents, which some people would think is hard, but it is completely normal for me. I know sign language, even though my mum has two cochlear implants, and I don’t need to use it often.
The Undomesticated Goddess
I live in a house with three examples of the male species – one little one, one teenager and one of the middle aged variety.
I like to think they’re all well balanced, likeable human beings who have been brought up to have nice manners, to be considerate to others and to be aware of their surroundings and their environment.
So, why is it then that none of them can flush the blasted toilet? We have three in our house and not a day goes by when I don’t find one or more in a state that would put those old-style Parisien pissoirs to shame.
The Swindon Salon
Now is the Winter of our Discontent – I Tweeted earlier today that I thought it rather ironic that on the day that we reclaim a despicable king from history, we have likewise been subjected to the sight of a despicable former cabinet member changing or perhaps reclaiming his own truth. It seems that no matter what the century there have always been men and women who lie, scheme and cheat their way into power.
Lights, Camera, Action
With the premise giving Tarantino the revenge spin he loves flowing in his films and allowing him to structure a truly unique and magnificent cast in his western playground, led by Jamie Foxx who plays the titular Django bringing enough suave and cool to drown the audience. While Foxx’s Django is perfectly cast you’d think the show was his, yet Christoph Waltz again, like he was in Inglourious Basterds, is giving a performance which makes you laugh, gasp and leaves you in awe.
The Business of Life
My name is Paul and I used to be the average British male. My age was the mean average, my weight average, my salary the mean average, my car the UK’s most popular and qualifications were average.
This was an interesting realisation for me as I sat reading the Daily Mail all those years ago that I was “average”. Although I had no real issue with being average, it did cause me to stop and reflect on my life. It made me realise that in actual fact at 26, I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.