blogging, diary, lifestyle

A week in the life of me #5

So my week has been totally different. I had to let go of a negative force in my life, it was hard, but the right desicion and I feel good now, well, getting there. It never is easy letting go, but you have to understand the reasons why you have done it in the end.

Coming back to work killed me after time off! Had a stuffy nose for days. I took some allergy tablet’s and I can see why I don’t take them! I had little Tantrum’s after taking them when I was hoovering up.

I always do seem to have little outbursts (not nasty ones) when I have took tablets.
 It’s a real shame for people who have to have them on  regular basis. I wouldn’t be myself, no wonder the world is looking back to natural remedies.

So my wife has got the dreaded cold now! My son is back at school and now I have a rabbit that were looking after, who shits all over the living room! Life is just peachy. Having said that, she is a beautiful rabbit! It’s amazing how such a survival based animal can be so social. She will sit on the sofa and be stroked like a dog! 

I had a walkthrough my hometown today, it inspired me to write a song for my next album about growing up there.

I’m going to me mum and Dads for the weekend, as I’ve said before their just like friends. They owe me nothing, but still seem to want to give, I can relate as a parent but I just wish I could give them more after raising me up the way the have! My mum loves my determination for becoming a musician and counsellor, she supports me 110% I remember her hearing Leeds festival, saying : James will be playing there one day! I’m never giving up on my passions, I never have never will.

I really was in a place of relaxation at the beginning if the week, and had great balance, I seem to have fallen off track a litlle bit but getting myself organised again. Everything works better with a plan, even simple things like pre-ready answers for your boss etc. 

I’m getting ready for my counselling course and annoying all my followers with it! Lol. I had a chance at getting a job close to home as a mental health assistant, I could really do with it to help me progress, but the money and hours don’t fit. I have to think about my family first too. I guess it will all come in due time, and I can have a job that I am passionate about. 

Thanks for reading. My latest e.p. is here:

Kid-B 6-Track Carnival

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blogging, diary, student

Need your advice on being a Counselling & Psychology student. 

I am due to start my first year on a level 2 counselling course. I am super excited about it.

I feel I’ve finally found something i am really passionate about but i also know their will be obstacles along the way. 

What am i going to expect? Shall i just go with the flow? What should I be prepared for? I have read tons on psychology this past couple of months. The main reason being is that i love psychology anyway, but also to help me get an insight. 

I’m just wondering if anyone out there can give me a heads up on all of this? What do i learn in general on my first year? Can I get a job (even part time) after two/three years of courses? I know at first it’s volunteering, What’s it like? I can’t wait to start. I’m in UK for preference. 

Thanks, James. 

blogging, lifestyle

A week in the life of me #3

So guys, my new slot for a Thursday! Work last Friday got a little mental. I say a bit, a lot! Picture two mountain’s with heads and a midget trying to stop them collieding, i.e me.

Yes, two of the biggest guys in my work place decided to have a battle, right before finishing the shift for my jollies, and I was doing a Jeremy Kyle and trying to keep the peace.

Jollies = Holiday

I had been to my folks on the weekend just gone. I say folks, they are good friends aswell.  I have just discovered my dad used to be a cowboy! Well horse-rider, but it sounds more fun for his grandson – ye-hah Grandpa! They have had some really good news so I was really happy for them! 😁😀

I had my last bit of dental treatment on Monday, it lasted an hour n half, I get on well with the dentist when they are not hurting me! Lol. I was on a tight schedule, things to do, crime to fight, that sort of thing.  So, although I get on with my dentist, I couldn’t bloody talk because i had a plastic sheet over my mouth. I really wanted to ask what part of the treatment we were at,  but i couldn’t speak and they didn’t tell me till right at the end. And baring in mind I had all sorts of stuff coming in and out of me mouth. It was like i was in an insane asylum, there was even smoke at one point. but I’ve always looked a little like frankenstien so there’s no problem there!

Tuesday, I went to see that emoji film with my boy. It was actually a lot better than I anticipated, I can’t believe all that happens in my phone, really educational.

Yesterday was very emotional, on a serious note. We met up with a lost relative, brother of my wife’s father who passed a few years ago. They live up in Scotland. We all met up where I live in York. It was overwhelming – almost like seeing my father-in-law back to life, similar character, sense of humour. I felt the need to have a wise old man back in my life, knowing this about this, and that about that.

Today we went to Leeds from York on the ZAP bus, they have leather seats, wifi and USB ports, very swarve. Tonight I’m going out drinking, woo bloody hoo! Hopefully get down with my bad self, on the dance floor! All will be revealed next week! Thanks for reading!

blogging, diary, lifestyle

A Week In The Life Of Me #2

So guys, I guess Thursday is now the official home of ‘A week in the life of me’. 

The weekend just gone I did some videoing with my son for one of my tracks called ‘Turn that music down’. We were messing around and he really loved the being the director, especially when I wore some of my wife’s clothes! Shhh! Don’t tell the Internet or anything! 

(Not me I prefer the tiger suit) 

Oh, by the way I passed my maths exam. Blood, sweat and tears but got there in the end, looking forward to my counselling course now, but going to enjoy the rest of summer first!

 I have struggled with sleeping this week, so much pressure of an early night can send you the other way, well, that’s what I have learnt, as of late. I have got two weeks off work starting next week. It has made my week so hard knowing that. I know it is all in your head but I can’t help thinking about it!! 

This morning was cold before going to work, I loved it, being tired, you can’t beat it. Sorry I’ll stop bieng sarcastic now.  No, i mean the cold, It gives you a taster of the winter months, and it is kind of refreshing,  taking your mind to a different season, very therapeutic!
It’s like when I came out of work today, after a day and night of rain, there it was, glorious sunshine. The weather making us appreciate it, just feels so much better after the rain!

Wierd energy today, Thursday’s are rubbish at work. Every one was swinging around chandeliers near enough today. 

One more day to go till my holiday off work, have you guys got any time off work in the summer? Anything that stood out this week for you? Let me know in the comments! 

advice, blogging, lifestyle, music

Advice For Musicians who want Gigs. 

Upon the days of the music journey for us artists, it gets hard, you get sick of been your own boss, you spend hours in songs, days, weeks &  months. You put your all in and stump up to your local boozer only to be valued as an average joe. 

Upon my beautiful journey, I met my good friend Alam, by which time i was sick, sick of not gigging, sick of been the odd one out. I wanted gigs just to have gigs, so I wouldn’t get nervous as hell next time I performed.

 I did a few shows with Alam, we achieved greatly together, he always said to me don’t worry about not having shows you can do songs and still achieve at home, of course, I was still wrapped up in I want more gigs mode.

(There we are at Hull City Hall) 

Years later, The advice that I took from Alam came to fruition. Now I look forward to the time I have gigging. But in the meantime I can build an artillery of new songs & stuff to do live.

So do not worry if you don’t have gigs, trust me, your not failing. Take that from experience, they’ll come. Spend time on making your sound right. I probably have more chance of getting gigs now more than I ever had. but right now.. You bet, I’m building up at home. 

blogging, body language, lifestyle

Body Language, Eating Out & Handshakes. 

So, I was Sat having a meal at a pub with the Mrs. A steak, it was delicious. The Mrs wasn’t so keen after finding a big chunk of fat on her steak. She didn’t say nothing though, well at least her mouth didn’t.

The bar lady came over and asked how the meal was. I said, great, cheers. My wife said it was lovely, thanks. I noticed a twitch in her shoulder as she said it. I already new she was lieing.

I did a little digging and came across clusters. Now,  clusters are when people try to lie and fake the whole face thing. But, the human body knows better and responds to the lieing in a different way, I. E. Twitching, leg, hand gestures.

The other things I read about are handshakes. Now, we all know that old battle of a firmer handshake, alpha male and all that crap. But there is things like photo donimation. If you are on the left hand side (looking at the photo) you appear to be the more dominant, especially with handshakes, take a look..

Ok, some player is going to try and stop the left hand character, being more dominant, how can he do it? Like this…

Putin moves his hand further up with a tight grip, making Obama look like the donimated. Also it can create moments of awkwardness, like this..

 Now Putin is getting owned, so what does he do? Adds another hand, giving more power to him but also making them look like a cute couple. Awkward, but Putin comes out trumps. (Silly political joke not intended). 

I am not big on politics, but I find they are the best examples for handshakes. 

Watch out for clusters, handshakes and fatty steak! 

artwork, blogging, music

My Artwork &  Projects. 

My latest project – my blog, and I have to say, it’s amazing.  I feel that i have a voice of freedom, people supporting one another, it’s great!

My latest E.P. 6-Track Carnival. Released in July. I love createing new music. I cannot wait to get my last few videos from the album finished. Listen to it for free here 

Hold My Hand This is a fan favourite, and my favourite. Mainly because me and my son are on the wall. Probably the most heartfelt song I have ever wrote.

Next on the cards is a cover album, going to be a free download too! Hope you like my artwork and if you need any help with some, give us a shout! 

blogging, country, followers

Where are you from? And what do you love most about it?  

My fellow followers, I talk with you, your on my feed.

 I usually follow them who follow me, not to gain followers, but to gain a shared interest. 

I love your posts! It’s refreshing having a shared interest and learning from you. I know lots about your contribution to the blogsphere, but where are you from? 

I’m from England, although, I can’t really understand why there isn’t a one world language yet. I don’t like even like saying the word ‘foreign’. It differentiates us, when we are much closer and work better together. 

The thing I love about England most is the humour, people are so witty, especially in the north (not because I’m from the north) lol. 

      So let me know where your from.. Tell me one thing you love about it!