A hell of a shame about my old friend, but it was a good and respectful send off.
It was a really nice wedding a week later though. I wish them all the best. Their second wedding is in just over a week. Seems, I better make another speech! It's a shame I can't just rehash the old one. Only two of them will have heard it.
I see some things never change though. Some cheeky little pests have got so much taller since the last time I saw them. Great to see them happy.
7th June 2017
Nearly Easter already - This year has flicked by hasn't it? Got a whole lot done though.
I'm soon to be flying back and forth to the EU over the coming months. Sadly, someone I used to know from my education days, has passed away. So I'm going to their funeral, to pay my respects.
Though, as sad that is, I've also been invited to a wedding the week after, as the best man (twice), for a good friend. They're having two weddings. One over there first, for her family, and then one State side, for his family.
As much as the world seems, to be on the brink - Life is great as ever! I can't get enough of it!
13th April 2017
Well that was no surprise to me! I said he'd be president, donkey's years ago! I said he was aiming for it back then, and if he was, he'd get it some day. I even guessed he'd be up against her.
It just amazes me, that people moan that they want democracy, but as soon as they have it and it's not what they want, they spit their dummy out.
I also still believe that you should have to pass an exam, before you get to vote. The exam wouldn't care which side you're interested in backing, just that you have a strong understanding on the pro and cons of the side of the fence you're sat on, and what's currently going on in the world. If don't at least know those sort of things, then you might as well throw a dart and hope for the best. I personally can't stand the sit on the fence types. If you can't pull your finger out and make a difference, then shut up and get what you're given!
9th November 2016
Has it really been that long? I really didn't mean for it to be left so long.
Fitness wise, I'm around the 180lbs mark (13st-ish) these days. All muscle baby! LOL. Weights, cycling, climbing, etc. American food is great - but it doesn't mean you have stuff your face with it! Sure, I have the odd pizza, etc, and boy are they great. A true balanced diet is the key. I'm thinking of writing a book on it. I was too busy years ago. I'm living proof my ideas work.
Well, I've hit the big FOUR-O. Sure, I look a little older, but I feel as young as ever. I've been to some great parties, even some Tux only deals - rubbing shoulders with the big boys those days. None of the parties were as good as that night though. A lot better company than 10 years before. I was surronded by true friends. I haven't laughed so hard in years. My jaw hurt the next day, from all the smiling I had been doing. It was nice though that some guests said I looked no older than 34. They didn't get the joke, "They should have gone to Specsavers."; Which made me laugh even more. Good honest people though. I can't fault any of them.
I met up with some old friends last month, just to let me know how things are. Going by the photos, some people aren't aging well at all! LOL
I've seen more of the world, than I would have ever dreamed of. Some amazing places - some scary places.
It's been a year and a bit again? What with traveling, and projects, keeping fit, and the free time having fun. I hadn't forgotten, just hadn't realised how much time had gone by for this very important time capsule. Even if I make a random post once a year, that should be interesting even for me - to see what I was up to the year before?!
Friday night - time to have yet more fun! Who knows, I might even win another award? Fingers crossed!
30th September 2016
Oh how life ticks by. Just traveling back from seeing the Total Solar Eclipse. It was well worth the long trip! I've never seen anything as amazing. I've seen large things cast some large shadows before, but nothing like this!! It's very strange how the wind whips up, but it goes colder and dark all at the same time. At least I won't have to travel as far for next year's one! Thank goodness it will not be as cold either! :) I'll be back for a few days, before off traveling again. In the meantime, I'll upload my Sun photos.
23rd March 2015
What a fast pace the past couple of years have been? Finally had some time off to finish this project. Every photograph I've ever taken so far, are now stored on here. It's amazing what Undelete pulls up on really old HDDs!
It's a wonder I've not gone through more cameras with some of the horrible, horrible shots I've taken! LOL
1st April 2014
The MadPea website brings you the history, life, times and wanderings of me, the original MadPea.
You can meet all my family, friends and acquaintances, past and present, who have had an effect on my life.
No story is left untold, no pea is left unshelled!
I've illustrated the site with pictures, stories, letters and emails from my life and I hope you find them as interesting as I certainly have.
Some of them will puzzle you, some of them will make you laugh and some of them will shock you. That's certainly the effect they had on me!
Because of the private nature of many of the documents on this site, I've restricted viewing to close friends and family. If I've forgotten to tell you the way in (quite possible!), just email me and I'll give you the link.
It took me a long time to finish the story behind this site but it's been worth it. A promise made is a debt unpaid.
1st March 2012