The Miscellaneous Goings On Of Tom - The Post Birthday Reflections
Climbing Hills & Blackadder Marathons
Firstly, I want to wish the legend that is Ozzy Osbourne a massive 72nd birthday! Anyway, I had a simple yet excellent 24th birthday yesterday. It wasn't my customary trip to Sheffield for drinking and viking metal but it was enjoyable as I got to spend some quality time with my dad. Exploring Bratton Camp Hill Fort and finding the Battle of Eðandun monument (see Instagram post below), to then come back and share a pot of afternoon tea whilst watching Blackadder Goes Fourth. I also delighted in having a few beers in my Mjölnir horn mug, overall an awesome day perfect for me. I have had an unintentional break for the blog over the past week or so, as I have been feeling run down in anticipation of returning to work as well as my sinuses deciding to make my face ache beyond belief. I do have a few reviews lined up, alongside one that I am currently working on for Noizze. It's such a strange transitional week as I bring my mental state out of Lockdown and go back to my routine pre-Lockdown, whilst becoming gradually more festive. There is defiantly a correlation between not feeling festive and working over the Christmas festivities, if it's only the one day you get off without booking it, working either side of it feels criminal to me, but that is a debate for another time I feel. The positives are that I can bust out my TV/Film inspired Christmas jumpers, arrange my newly arrived Yule Goats on my windowsill and listen to traditional carols as the cold, winter nights close in around me. I am a sucker for cosiness and jumpers if you can't tell already (not very metal I know), and the more wintery it gets the happier it makes me. There is such great mysticism at this time of year for me, it feels like the boundaries between the living and the ancient spirits are at it's thinnest and you can celebrate with the ones you hold dear and absent friends. In other news I am now part of an exciting new history blog called Wandering Through The Ages, which you can read more about below! It's been a strange week for sure, but once I get into the swing of things again I'm sure all will be well!
What I'm Listening To At This Very Moment