Hovering Above Reality

Hovering Above Reality
Image: Dream Studies

Talk about slow days? Yesterday was so slow I found myself contemplating the merits of growing my hair back by a couple of (albeit thin) inches, then dying the resulting bush bleach blonde. Can you imagine? I’d look like a reject from a Guinness advert.

Christmas-New Year Vacuum
This period between Christmas and New Year is always odd. We find ourselves on the back of the high celebrations of Christmas, hovering lightly in anticipation as we await the arrival of Hogmanay and the inevitable hangover that comes with seeing in a new year. But we hover for quite a while, or so it seems, and eventually we look down and see the ground beneath us, cold and hard, waiting to meet us when we bump back into reality at some point along the way. The hovering can’t go on forever.

It’s been worse this year for me, because not only have I had to work but it’s also been my year for covering the New Year standby slot. It’s been a few years since I last had to do it but my time came round and I had to bite the bullet. And of course, being in the office between the two celebratory peaks of the holidays, in an office practically deserted, is what makes the experience more dire than it should need to be.

PC Supporter
I spent my evening setting up my wife’s new laptop (Chrimbo gift from me); installing protection and all the software she needs to make her photography business more mobile. Now she can be based in her studio but synchronise all her work with her laptop while she’s out and about with clients. Result all round!

My delayed newsletter is just about ready to go out. I don’t know why I spent so much on trying to get an exciting freebie together for this month but I have and now it’s almost ready to roll out. It better be worth it. I suppose I’ll find out by the number of unsubscribers the following morning!

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That’s about all for today. I’m going to leave you with a forgotten track from the early days of Acid music, a genre that swept the nation back in 1988 in the form of countryside raves and post-hippy happiness. If you’re reading this blog and it’s early morning, or you are just up, you might want to turn the volume down to low for D-Mob’s We Call It Aceeed!

Until the morra!


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About Colin Galbraith

Keen runner, thriller author, Madness fan, Mets fan, St Mirren fan/owner, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannolis & espressos. #LFGM
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