Day 704: The 30th of June

I’m back here once again.

If I am not mistaken, I was last here almost a year ago, straight after the UK Brexit results. Feels weird to be back in a place that has barely changed since I left, though I have changed myself. Somewhat.

I am looking forward to a week of peace and quiet, though I doubt it will turn out that way. People always want to do things while on holiday, which I think detracts from the whole idea of relaxation.

Anyway, I am going to chill now and slowly drift off to sleep. See if I can find something to listen to and just let it play into the night.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.


Day 703: The 29th of June

Well, I guess I should pack. Again.

I enjoyed today, for the most part. Just kinda did my own thing again. Still, I shall need to be ready again tomorrow morning, for yet another long drive down into the countryside. I imagine this time I will actually sleep on the way down, as I doubt there is anything else to do on the drive.

Barely recovered from my last outing, honestly. Weird, weird times. My mind can’t really keep up with the jumping around of my routine. Ah well.

Nothing much else to add, just going to do a bit of packing and then sleep. Exhausted.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 702: The 28th of June

Back to normal life for a spell.

I was so glad to finally have a day where I wasn’t pestered at some point or another. Instead, I just got to enjoy my own company and casually sort out some of the stuff that has been building up whilst I have been busy.

It all ended up meaning that I have stayed up late again tonight, obviously. I ended up restarting new game+ on Persona today. I wanted to actually listen to the story and not skip through it all, like I was intending to on my second playthrough. It just took some time for me to actually want to start playing from the very beginning again. The tutorial section is the hardest to get through on repeat playthroughs, given that it is very story-heavy and I have seen it all prior.

At long last though, I believe I am pretty much done with the tutorials. The gameplay is ready to open up for my second playthrough, which I hope to be getting the platinum trophy from. I think it shall likely be within my grasp, if I use my time wisely. My knowledge from my initial blind runthrough should come in very handy in that regard.

Anyway, it is nice to be back home. Peaceful, at last. We shall be off again come the week’s end, so I am enjoying my time as much as possible.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 701: The 27th of June

Well, I am finally starting to recover from what was quite a painful couple of days.

Yesterday, I awoke to severe chest pains and shaking in my body, which was just great. My father ended up calling out the paramedics, who then checked me over and determined that I was pretty much in perfect health. Or as perfect as my health could be given my lifestyle.

Anyway, I ended up suffering pretty severe pain throughout the day, and having to endure a 6 hour long car journey home, all cramped up together. On top of that, we got home to the news that the bathroom had flooded while we were gone. At that point I decided to just collapse for the night.

Felt much better come this morning, and I now feel pretty much back to my normal self. So that is good. Shall be heading to bed soon too.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 699: The 25th of June

Feeling quite a bit better today.

I do love going in the spa. So refreshing and calming. Spent some time in the Zen garden and the many heated rooms, slowly refreshing my body. And, joyfully, my back is no longer in agony.

Tomorrow we shall return home for a little while before the next holiday event. Shall be nice to see my familiar room, have my own space and such. Not that I don’t enjoy my holiday, but it has been fairly hectic and I have been ill throughout, which puts a damper on things.

Anyway, finishing up for the night now. Have a good one.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 698: The 24th of June

Aching all over.

Went to my brother’s wedding today. Went pretty well, in all honesty, had a long conversation with a really cool guy and such. Still not feeling  on top form though.

I fear my enthusiasm in playing with Corwin has come back to bite me in the form of terrible pain and stiffness in my back. Which is joyous. My feet also ache from my smart shoes, though I felt glad to be able to show off my beautiful suit.

I guess I should say some stuff about the wedding. There were a great many unknown people there, presumably from the bride’s friendship circles, who did not mix with me or my family at all, really. Felt a bit weird, since by the time my sister got married I knew practically all of Ben’s friends as well as Emma’s.

Still, didn’t matter to me. Was not in good enough form to make a good showing of socialising, so probably better that I stuck with the familiar. Was a fairly relaxed shindig, in truth.

Shall be off to sleep now, most likely. Hope my back is less stiff in the morning.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 697: The 23rd of June

Wow, I felt awful for most of the day.

Not sure if it was actual illness, nerves or lack of sleep, but I have just had a bad headache for most of the day. Also my appetite has been pretty bad and my stomach has been hurting.

I got a bit better after I had an afternoon nap, though still not on top form. Shall try to get a decent amount of sleep tonight for a change. Big day tomorrow. Nerve wracking.

Anyway, that was just a quick update. Using my Kindle to post this, and I don’t want to type much more. Let us sleep.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 696: The 22nd of June

Righto, it is the night before we depart.

Shall be doing some last-minute packing momentarily, before I turn in for the night. I don’t suppose I shall have much to pack, really. My clothes are already dealt with, the only things I believe I need to worry about are things to entertain me. Maybe some books, a game or two. Debating bringing my laptop down as well. Could make, at the very least, these blog posts a tad easier to write.

Always get nervous about forgetting something when we go on these trips across the country. Jittery, especially in the hours of preparation beforehand. This time especially so, given the great many important matters that shall be resolved prior to my return home.

Anyway, no use typing my worries in that regard up on this forum. Rather, I should begin my packing. Then, I guess I’ll lie down and rest. Or listen to YouTube until it comes time to get up. After all, it shall be a relatively long car journey and it might be better to be tired enough to sleep through most of it. Regardless, I shall be off.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.

Day 695: The 21st of June

Been gradually working my way through the Witcher 3 DLCs over the course of the week.

It shall come as no surprise that it was hot again today, as it has been all week. Still no respite from the terrible weather, though it may abate come the weekend. We can only hope.

Speaking of the weekend, I shall not be home during it. Instead, I shall be off across the country, attending my brother’s wedding, as well as my father and sister’s birthdays. A busy time, then, awaits ahead. I cannot say I am thrilled at the proposal, especially if the weather remains as it currently is.

I suppose it has come high time for me to once again return to my bed. Another tortuous night awaits, followed by yet another day of torment at the hands of the sun. Those days where I wished for its return, shivering in the cold at the platform of Clapham Junction, seem so far away now. Yet when they return, who is to say that I shall not return to begging for the sun?

Maybe it would be wise to open my curtains for the night? I wonder about this, given the heat that will enter my room come sunrise. Maybe that is a fair price to pay for a more enjoyable evening? It is hard to say.

Elliott Rogers, novice blog writer extraordinaire.