Quicky Temp Site

I've quickly thrown this up to hold blog post stuff - will improve later.

2014 Apr 13 11:55:29

Well that was a long break...

To all you naysayers out there - Wah-ha-ha, brokencube is back! Sort of.

I won't bother going over all the stuff that's happened over the last 6½ years (Yes, it's been that long) - well I may do an overview later - suffice to say, I have a job and still live in Brighton (to be fair, most of the people who are going to read this know this already).

So, why have I finally brought this back? Because I'm moving house. Moving house into a new apartment on my own.

People who know me well will know that I have worried about this for many-a-year - The few times I have lived on my own for any period of time (i.e. all housemates have been on holiday), my mental health has suffered. Combine that with my general uselessness at keeping in contact with old friends, and I fear I may fade away completely.

Therefore: My plan is to keep in contact with people a lot more in the future - step one of which is to resurrect the blog...so... Tah da!

Over the next few weekends, I'll add post tags and commenting back onto the site (and probably facebook/twitter crossposting), and will try and post something at least once a week.

Hopefully this will last.... :/

2014 Apr 17 23:54:30

Not sure what I think of this week...

So, I've got all the paperwork sorted with the new letting agency - all I have to do now is sign the tenancy agreement and pay the deposit on 3rd May, and I will officially be living at 31 Keymer Court, Burgess Hill. I will also still be living in Davey Drive in Brighton for a few weeks, so that I can gently move stuff over and get furniture built and installed etc... It still hasn't sunk in that I'm moving yet. Though, the kafuffle at work this week will probably make it even more confusing...

My office at work sits on the border of Brighton and Hove, about a half hour bus journey from my current home. It can get a bit lonely, as I am frequently the only guy there, but it's a nice location and easy to get to. At least it was. I turned up Wednesday morning to find a note pinned to the door saying that the office had been repossessed, and all the locks had been changed. Oh.

I was hoping it was all a misunderstanding, but apparently not, and therefore I am now suddenly working in a small office at a home belonging to one of the COO's family in the far end of Burgess Hill. Not ideal to say the least. Add on to that almost a day's worth of faffing as we move all the bits we need from the old office to this place, and then more faffing as we try and get my computer an internet connection (Linux + Wireless USB do not mix it seems) and Wednesday was basically a complete write-off.

Which is of course is perfect timing, considering we're currently in high speed panic mode at work at the moment, trying to get a new release live so that we start spending the new investment money on proper marketing. Double oops.

Looks like I'll be working from there for the next few weeks at a minimum - the boss is currently getting his garage converted into an office space; once that's up and ready I'll be working in Redhill on a fairly permanent basis, but it looks like I'm commuting to Burgess Hill for the time being. Ah well, it won't be so bad once I've actually moved there.

So that was Wednesday. Then today, Dom and Rebecca (two current housemates) have finally found a place to rent whilst they try and save up to buy a house. They are moving to Burgess Hill, like me. Next to the station, like me. In fact, if I walk out on to my balcony at the new place, I will be able to wave to them standing on their balcony, across the street. Guess I won't be lonely then :D

All in all, a strange week...