Tuesday 3 July 2012: Ment Allot To Someone
Time : 06.50
Place : Chapel Allerton
Weather : Autumnal (in July!?!)
Soundtrack : "Longview" by Green Day (how appropriate - without cheating - the iPod shuffled and it really did choose this track)
Thought : Three miles from Leeds city centre is a huge oasis of grow-your-own greenery. Right next to the main road. I bloody love Leeds!
OK, let me explain. So far the guesses as to the reason for my change of title have been that I am in a witness protection scheme, I am hiding from my neighbours (and their relatives) and most disturbingly that I have become a bus spotter!
Actually it is far simpler than any of those - I had an idea for a series of Blips that I could take on my way to work each morning. I thought it would be a good way to restart blipping. Part of my journey is by bus. Hence AVFTTD.
I originally discovered Blip in the middle of a difficult period for me. Blip gave me focus when I was drifting, a structure to explore photography and writing, and introduced me to all sorts of people, some of whom I now consider friends.
After 22 months' absence, two different therapies, ten weeks' Return To Work Programme, a shed load of drugs, and the unstinting support of Rebecca, Ben, Jenny and some pals, I am back working in Bradford. I miss birding. I miss being outside. Most of all I miss the banter of my Swilly mates in our hide.
But I'm looking forward to what the future will bring. And part of that is more Blipping!