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Eurovision 2016

Tonight is the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. This year it’s in Sweden as they won last year with this:

The Eurovision Song Contest is a strange thing.

And since we’re stating the obvious: grass is green, the sky is blue, and sugar is sweet.

I can’t tell you why I love Eurovision. It’s just one of those strange things that I would never miss. There is something about the costumes, the key changes, and even the corny presenter interactions that’s interesting to me. I’m not sure interesting is the correct word for that sentence but its the one I’m going with.

I feel fairly sure that the UK isn’t going to win again. Nevertheless I think it’ll be a fun evening.

I’ll be at my parents enjoying a Swedish themed meal. And next years meal will depend on who wins. Italy would be nice then we can just have Pizza!

If you’re watching it I hope you enjoy.

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Evaporating Ideas

Have you ever had a great idea and then lost it? I imagine everyone has at some point. Today, while at work, I was thinking about what I could write here for you tonight. I came upon a great idea – but we were so busy I couldn’t stop to write it down.

This has happened before sometimes at night. My brain struggles to think of things when I sit at my computer and then, when I want to sleep, I seem to become an idea making machine. One time, I remember, an idea came to mind and I should have written it down. I didn’t have a pen by my bed. Instead I made myself a small reminder. I arranged the cables by the side of my bed to make an ‘H’ – to remind me. It wasn’t enough.

So without knowing what that was I’m going to talk about the Whisper app. I’ve been using it quite a lot lately and actually had some fun and useful conversations.

The Whisper app allows users to post anonymous confessions. This ranges from everything from; confessing sexual desires, genuine questions about life, bragging in one way or another, and some of it is very sad.

I have seen a number of users talking of suicide and depression. I think it’s nice to talk to these people. Having felt rather depressed myself more than once I know that talking like this can help. Sometimes you can’t tell anyone in real life what you’re feeling.

There are some uses who have secrets that shouldn’t be secrets, like being gay, but they can’t be true to themselves because of having parents who won’t accept them that way.

I would recommend the app. It’s nice, sometimes, to be able to say the silly things that go through our minds. You might find it useful and you might find you can help and be helped by others.

Of course there are always going to be the irritating people. I posted something about the end of a relationship. One of the responses I got was ‘hahahaha’ – and he later told me to ‘man up and to ‘stop being a *****’ – apparently men aren’t suppose to care about such things.

That though seems to be a minority. So why not have a look at the app? You might find it fun. At the very least it’s something to add to your increasing list of ways to procrastinate.


I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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