The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Things You Don’t Need To Know …
February 16, 2015, 6:10 am
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That’s quite an interesting title isn’t it.

What on Earth could I be on about?

Is it about all the number 1 songs Queen have ever had?

Or how I make my World Famous [in my own mind] Rice & Spinach risotto?

Or maybe it’s a list of what I find exciting about the new 2015 Birkenstock designs?

Well it’s none of them, it’s the fact that while you read this, I will be enjoying the first of my 2015 holiday’s.

Better yet, it’s a national holiday for Chinese New Year which means I’m not using up any of my personal vacation days.


Of course, it will be the first holiday I have as ‘a parent’ … but because the little one is still super-young, I can go anywhere I please as long as there’s somewhere I can change one of his daily 8 million nappies.


But the best news – for you – is this means you get a rest from me for 14 whole lovely days.

Yes … that’s almost as long as I’ve been re-writing this blog so consider it my Chinese New Year gift to you.

Now the bad news.

Yes, you guessed it, I’m going to be coming back.


You see even though I love my son more than I can describe, writing this rubbish actually brings some peace to me.

Yes, I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s true.

It’s like the Betty Ford Clinic for my brainfart thoughts and ideas and if I didn’t have that, they’d reside in my head … slowly building up in my brain which is potentially far more damaging to my family than me spending 10 mins a day churning out this rubbish.

Talking of rubbish, I recently gave an interview to Future Rising about planning.

God knows why they wanted to hear my opinion on what I do – possibly to ensure people don’t make the same mistakes I do – but it seems to have gone down quite well.

Anyway, because I am going away for a bit, I thought I’d leave you with my rambling responses to the questions I was asked in the interview.

Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s because I have an ego that would put Bono to shame – and that’s sort-of correct – however I also mention you lot in the interview which I know will suddenly make you very interested, possibly for the first time, in what I have to say.

Media Whores.

And yes, I appreciate that is the pot calling the kettle black.

Anyway, here’s the link to the interview … enjoy the peace until March 2nd and may you all have a happy Year of the Goat.


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Here we go again.

Comment by DH

I don’t want to be associated with anything you say. Who do I have to talk to to get it removed. I’m also available to be paid off.

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Comment by andy@cynic

But a high class whore.

Comment by DH

keep drinking whatever the fuck youre drinking. it protects you from the harsh realities of your face.

Comment by andy@cynic

Fighting fire with a nuclear bomb as usual.

Comment by DH

and your point is what fucking exactly?

Comment by andy@cynic

You had me at “I’m not back till the 2nd March”. Thank fuck.

Comment by Billy Whizz

the best fucking thing about that interview is its for a company called future rising which means you must be past decline. fucking brilliant.

Comment by andy@cynic

scarily you come across half fucking decent in that interview. congratulate wieden pr for writing it for you. making you sound semi intelligent and charming must have been their hardest ever fucking assignment.

Comment by andy@cynic

Great interview Rob but that still doesn’t take my attention away from the fact you are having another 2 week holiday.

Comment by Pete

did you get all this fucking time off when you were in commieland? bet youre jealous as fuck your missed out.

Comment by andy@cynic

Singapore isn’t “commieland”. But I am sure Rob still had more holidays than me when he lived in the garden city.

Comment by Pete


Comment by andy@cynic

Two weeks during which you won’t be able to “craft your writing/communication skills.”

Comment by John

hasnt done fuck all for him in the last 9 years so whats another 2 fucking weeks.

Comment by andy@cynic

As for telling people that doing something interesting is the route to a life of endless holidays, I assume you mean of lasting interest rather than attention-seeking?

Comment by John

Good to learn some things don’t change Robert. Enjoy the break.

Comment by George

Reading the comments, I can see how happy you are for me.

The bad news for me (which tells me it might be good news for you) is this:

First day of the holiday. #manflu

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Comment by Rob

Very good news. I hope you make a full recovery on the 2nd March.

Comment by DH

Finally a decent comment by Dave.

Comment by Billy Whizz

I forgot you were the pulitzer of comment writers.

Comment by DH

seems the fucker is really on holiday. how the fuck can you be on holiday when you do no fucking work? prick.

Comment by andy@cynic

The lack of blogging just proves that he has less spare time when he’s on holiday than when he’s working.

Comment by John

Enjoy a well earned break.

Comment by Northern

It seems Rob is in England because his Mum is ill. I’ve tried calling but am getting no answer. If anyone knows his Nottingham number, can you let me know.

Comment by George

That’s very sad news. I don’t have his Nottingham number but I have his wechat name and that should get through to him. I’ll call you in an hour.

Comment by Bazza

I have the address if that’s any use?

Comment by John

Seems Mrs C is back at home. Good news.

Comment by Bazza

I spoke to Rob earlier. He brought her home today and she has her big operation in a couple of weeks.

Comment by George

It’s been a scary time but Mum is stable now. I am flying back to Shanghai today and will be back in 10 days because that’s when Mum has her big op. Thanks for all the nice words and thoughts.

Comment by Rob

oi campbell, pick up the phone when i fucking ring you, i have nice things to say to you and that doesnt happen often. give your mum a hug from me.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’m available for compliments.

Comment by DH

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