Father’s Day Trip To Tynemouth 

Hello, on Sunday it was Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. 

I spent my Father’s Day with my children and we went to Tynemouth. It was a perfect day to go to the beach it was sunny and one of the hottest days of the year. Tynemouth is one of my favourite places to go. The beach is one of my favourites, I love the town, the priory and castle. It has the Blue Reef aquarium there which we have been too before but didn’t go this time, maybe next time. It’s a great place to visit especially on days like today and perfect for photographers. If you live in the north east give it a visit, you’ll love it.

Thanks for reading. 

Here’s a quick YouTube video of the day too. 

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Father’s Day Trip To Tynemouth 

The Blog About Resolutions 2017

Hello, I decided to make some resolutions this year, as I a rule I don’t normally make them because let’s be real who keeps them? Last year I made a few and I think I kept one or two. This year it’s pretty much the same and I’m going to keep to them because they are things I actually want to do. 

The first one is to read more. There is a lot of of books on my to read list and it’s time to start ticking them off. I have a habit of starting to read a book putting it down and never getting back to it. I have about five books I’m in the middle of reading now and I’m determined to finish them. I’ve just joined Goodreads and set myself a reading challenge which will help me in this. My Goodreads profile if you wish to follow my progress. 

Another resolution was to cook more. I never really cook much with working full time and being busy but I’ve decided when I have the time I need to learn to cook more things instead of just putting something in the oven out of the freezer. This month I have been cooking more than normal and I’m going to continue with this and learn to cook new things. It’s always good to learn new things and it helps impress the ladies. 

Other resolutions I want to keep are to keep up with my photography, keep fit and travel more. I’m also going to blog more because I haven’t blogged much lately. This year is the year when I will stick to my resolutions. 

The Blog About Resolutions 2017

Lead Us Not Into Temptation 

Hello, I’ve been single for a while now and although sometimes I think I would like to meet someone I actually love being single. You’re just free to do what you want and date who you want. 

There’s loads of temptation whether it be on a night out or at work wherever. It’s hard to meet a girl you actually like or who likes you. Sometimes it’s never simple, you can be friends with a girl and end kissing or sleeping with them on a night out and that either makes are breaks that friendship. There’s dating apps that can be good or bad depending who you meet. I’ve had good dates and bad dates from using Tinder. I’m not a fan of it to be honest I’d rather meet someone and see if you click. There’s nothing better when you just click with a girl. Adventures in dating can be fun and I’m always game for a night out so it’s fun meeting new people. There’s always the disappointment of being rejected by a girl you like to which isn’t fun, but you just to roll with the punches. Shy bairns get nowt as the saying goes. If you like someone you’ve got to go for it. What have you got to lose?

One of the problems of being single though is when going out with couples. I’ve recently watched Trainspotting again and the club scene where Renton and other single lads are standing alone dancing looking at girls while there friends are all coupled up is what it’s like. You’re either third wheeling are looking to hook up. That scene totally nails it just like it nails everything in that movie. Also the soundtrack is amazing and the song playing in the club is Temptation, totally fitting and a great song. Watch it here… Trainspotting Club Scene Another problem and danger of going out when you’re in that drunken haze and you feel the need to pull. You sometimes lower your standards and go for anyone like Renton does in that scene. Which can lead to an awkward moment the next morning. Another thing that’s dangerous is Snapchat or your phone in general when you’re out. I always check my phone after a night out to see if I’ve messaged anyone or snapped them. It’s embarrassing but funny reading them back the next morning if you have. 

That’s the single life in the modern world today though, so be careful and smart out there if you can… “Keep us from temptation, lead us not into temptation…” – Heaven 17 Temptation 

Lead Us Not Into Temptation 

Dead Beat Dads 

Hello, this blog has been sat in my drafts  for a while now and I was unsure if I was going to post it or not but now is the time I suppose. 

Last Sunday was Fathers Day and it got me thinking about me being about what it is to be a father and about my relationship, well lack of relationship with my father. I was just a young boy when my Mother and Father got divorced. My Mam raised me pretty much on her own from then on. My father wasn’t around much after the divorce and then wasn’t around at all. I never felt close to my father and never felt like he wanted me around. He pretty much proved that when he never bothered anymore. 

The thing I don’t get is how anyone can just forget about their children and have nothing to do with them? 

No matter how bad things get in a marriage or relationship you should never just give up on your children aswell. I know it’s easier said than done and not everyone has things the same way in life, but if you’re man enough to make a child then you should be man enough to raise a child. I always said that before I had children that I would never be like my father and I will always be there for them. Becoming a dad was the best thing that has ever happened to me. The bond and love I have for my children is strong and I don’t think I could never not be in there lives. Me and my ex have been separated for over a year now for different reasons, but I have stayed true to what I have said about being in my children’s lives. It’s something that will never change no matter what has happened in the past or in the future.

It’s just a shame not all fathers think the same and make the effort. So for all the real Fathers out there keep up the good work. 

Dead Beat Dads 

My Thoughts On Captain America: Civil War

Hello, yesterday I went to see Captain America: Civil War the third movie in the Captain America franchise. 

Marvel are ruling the superhero game at the moment and have had some huge hits including The Avengers and the surprise smash hit movie Guardians Of The Galaxy which I loved. I’m a big Iron Man fan so of course I’m team Iron Man. I always love the anti hero rebel type and identity more with them. Civil War was a really good movie the pace of the movie didn’t drag and they introduced new characters like Black Panther and Spider-Man really well, although it didn’t really reveal how Tony Stark knew that Peter Parker was Spider-Man but I liked the way he was introduced to the Marvel universe. The fights were really good and fun to watch. The story was good and this is how to do a superhero fight movie. 

I saw Batman Vs Superman last month and although I don’t think it was as bad as the critics said, it could have been better. Ben Affleck was great as Batman you can’t fault his performance. It just could have had a better story and could have been directed a little better, although I did actually like it.

I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in future Marvel films especially Black Panther as I liked him in Civil War and it’s going to be interesting to see what they do with Spider-Man I just hope it’s not another origin story. I don’t think anyone can sit through another one. 

If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend you go see it, it’s a great movie. 

My Thoughts On Captain America: Civil War

Rest In Purple

Hello, earlier today I got home from work and had a scroll through Instagram. I started scrolling and got to Travis Barkers post. It was a photo of Prince and when I read the caption I couldn’t believe it. Prince had passed away. I was genuinely shocked and couldn’t believe it, it was so out of the blue. This year has been a bad year for celebrity deaths. We’ve already lost, Alan Rickman, Lemmy and David Bowie. 

Ever since I first heard Prince’s music as a kid growing up in the 80’s I loved it and instantly became a fan. Purple Rain is one of my all time favourite songs. He’s made so many other great songs like When Doves Cry, Rasberry Berret, Little Red Corvette, Kiss, 1999 and all the songs from the Batman 1989 soundtrack which I love. His contribution and influence in music is massive and you can still see that influence now. 

It’s been a sad day for fans and the whole of music. Rest in purple Prince you will be missed, but the music lives on. 

Rest In Purple

If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything 

Hello, I’m back and I’ve got a few things to get of my chest in the next few blogs, so a couple of new, different blogs coming. I said in The Blog Where It All Begins to expect a pretty honest blog by me so here we go. 

I have a full time job working at a shop and at times it’s like being back at school. People gossip and spread lies like wild fire at times. People get in relationships with people they work with and that’s not always the best idea considering if you break up you still have to work with that person. I myself have been in that situation so I know what I’m talking about. It’s like when we have our Christmas party the talk of the shop the next day is who hooked up with who, who argued or who had a fight. It always happens and not just at that time of year. It’s human nature to talk about people but sometimes it just gets a bit childish and blown out of per portion. I wonder at times if some people have nothing better to talk about. Everyone of us is adults and I just think everyone should be a little more mindful about what they say. Not everyone takes things the same way and people need to realise gossip and rumours can actually have a negative impact on someone. 

I just like to keep myself to myself and only tell stuff to the people I trust which is only a few people to be honest. Like the saying goes “If you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything.”  

If You Haven’t Got Anything Nice To Say, Don’t Say Anything