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Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom




I'm a former hospital radio/club/mobile DJ, avid record collector and amateur musician (playing guitar, keyboards, recorder, harmonica and percussion.) I've even filled in on bass guitar for a couple of local bands as well (although that was quite a few years ago). Also interested in Motorsports, Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts and Classic Television and Radio from the 1960s - 1980s.

Why am I on here? Well, I'm just trying to make some sense of life before it's too late...but who cares anyway?

Friday, 18 December 2015

"Same Procedure As Every Year..."

It’s been a bit of a nervous time over the last few weeks. Thanks to some bad panic attacks I had been suffering from, I had been released from a work placement I had been on at the Big “C” shop in Sheringham. The place is, to say the least, cramped at the best of times, but when it gets really busy it can get claustrophobic in there. And as I suffer from social anxiety disorder, it gets almost impossible to cope with as well. The staff at Seetec (who set the thing up to start with) have been understanding about my situation, as have the Jobcentre staff (especially Neil, who’s my work coach). Basically, they haven’t put any pressure on me regarding my job search, so I’ve had two clear weeks to get over the panic attacks. I did manage to get some applications done though as I wanted to try and keep some kind of routine going during that time. All I have to concentrate on now is my upcoming diabetic review, which (thanks to some rather awkward timing) will take around two days - the first bit takes place late on Monday afternoon, with a follow-up appointment with one of the doctors the following morning. Once I get those out of the way I can start to look forward to Christmas - although it looks like being a quiet one. (Same procedure as last year? Same procedure as every year knowing my luck!)

By the way, those of you who follow the Records Revisited blog may be interested to know that I now have a regular column at forgotten80sclub.com which will focus on the various 80s albums to be found in my record collection, plus a few 1980s related memories. To find the section, go to the "Twitterati" menu on the home page and navigate down to "Tales from the Twitterati" where a link for "Mark's Corner" will appear - then click on that link to see all the articles I've done so far for the site.

Nothing else to report here so exit stage left....