Accounts of adventures in the real world and inside my own mind



Accounts of adventures in the real world and inside my own mind

Looking Back on 2015


2015 has been a great year for me, one of the best, so since it’s near to an end, I’ve been thinking about all the things that have happened during the year – things that I’ve done, people I’ve met, places I’ve been – and I’m going to summarise it, mainly so I can look…

Thoughts on… compliments


I have recently come to realise that I’m not very good with compliments – giving or receiving them. I guess it’s probably because of my Aspergers, but I’m very sceptical about compliments. Before I continue, this article isn’t intended for anyone in particular. It’s more for me to ‘hash it out’ so I can learn…

The Best Envelope Ever!


Had to go to the hospital this morning. I’m not dying or anything, just had to pick up my new insoles. The appointment was at 9:40 but For some stupid reason I followed mother’s advice and got the taxi at 8:50 so I ended up there half an hour early. I queued up at reception…

Thoughts on… Timothy Spall


For a long time now I’ve been writing up my dreams on this blog. However, there is one dream that I have neglected to mention. Usually when I have a dream, as soon as I wake up I make notes so that I don’t forget it. For the dream in question, I didn’t make any…

Thoughts on… LinkedIn


So I get an email today saying ‘Tim has endorsed you for a skill: illustrator’. Has he? That’s jolly nice of him. But I have a few questions. Firstly, who is Tim? I recognised his full name – which I’m not going to write here for security reasons – but I can’t remember where I…

Thoughts on… looking my age


At the time of writing this, I’m 23, but not everyone seems to agree with me on that. 19 – Yesterday evening I was out walking the dog and a man stopped me to compliment my waistcoat and ask where I got it from. He said he wanted them to come back into fashion and…

Thoughts on… being buried alive


I’ve thought about dying many times before. I don’t mean I’ve contemplated suicide, I mean I’ve thought about what I would do if I ever did die – not a lot I imagine. But before I die I will make sure there are things in place that will leave a little legacy and allow me…

Thoughts on… my songs


When I first started writing songs, I never really played them to anyone other than Mike. It was more to entertain myself and that’s the way it’s always been; I write for me, I write what I think is funny or clever and if someone else enjoys it then that’s great. After a few years…

At The Doctors


“What did you get for your birthday?” “A water infection.” That’s how I react to bad news, I just make a joke out of it. I’ve recently been urinating far too regularly, so this morning I went to the doctors to find out if there was something wrong. I had quite an interesting time there,…

The History of Ben’s Birthday Songs


If you’re reading this, then you’ll most likely know that I’m also somewhat of a musician. While I don’t claim to be a great singer, I do enjoy writing and recording songs. They’re often just silly little songs based around a joke, rarely meant as a serious attempt at writing a commercially successful pop song. I…

Thoughts on… stealing from Dunelm


Before we get started, I’d like to make it clear that I’m not actually endorsing the idea that you steal from Dunelm, I merely want to point out how easy it would be if one did fancy some free homeware. Last week, I bought my mother a photo frame from the Dunelm round the corner from…

The Clever Girl on the Train


We’re off to London today for Mother’s birthday. I’d decided not to bring my headphones, thinking it would waste my phone battery, so I thought I’d make an effort to have conversation with mother. Sadly, she didn’t seem to like this plan because shortly after the train departed she told me she was going to…