Hi I’m Tim. This is my blog.
You already know these things. Other things that you may already know or at least suspect about me include my surname (Whitemore), gender (male) and species (homo sapien). There is probably at least one characteristic here that you and I have in common and maybe it would be nice to discuss our mutual bond at some juncture, or alternatively the curious scenario that we share none of these traits.
What do I do?
I’m not a fan of labels. They make life easier and we all use them but they can never be all-embracing definitions so tend to cause more confusion than they are worth. I could tell you that I’m employed to design, develop & support IT solutions but that would be based on the arrogant presumption that this remains the case. It was true on Friday and I’ll admit that it will be a blow if come Monday that is no longer the case. I have no reason to doubt my continued tenure but experience has taught me to take nothing for granted in life’s improbable cauldron.
There’s also the matter of perspective. I consider one of my primary activities to be that of IT solutions provider, but colleagues may take a different view based on what they observe in the office. To one individual I am a peeping Tom, to others a baker of nibbles and to the casual observer I am employed to frequently rant at my PC and gesticulate at it in impotent rage. My nephew thought I was a footballer when he was younger. I have been referred to as a writer. I like all of these notions and love you all for your opinions but in 50 years time will my legacy may be measured in terms of bits and bytes or in terms of biscuits?
In the unlikely event that you want to know even more about my weekday 8am – 4pm existence you may find my dedicated post on this subject enlightening, although I doubt it.
Everyone should try and be nice to themselves and to other people. That’s not as easy as it sounds. Or maybe it is.
My outlook is humanistic.
I like the stuff I find interesting. In particular cuisine, real ale, walking, travel, science, films, words, music, local cultural things and people. I like honesty in any of these forms and on rare occasions I will settle for charming deceit. I like to poke fun at the many things in our society deserving of satire or derision. I like silliness. I hold a sneaking regard for frippery. I like other things too.
About this blog
Here you will find all sorts of everything, whatever is in my mind at any given time – there is no intentional theme. If there is a common thread it will be my unapologetic besmirchment of the English language and the way in which I use great swathes of it to tell you almost nothing. All comments, feedback and polite abuse will be gratefully received.