Its Ironic

But when I feel so good I have no one here to share it with.

After so long in the doldrums and wanting to just hide away, that now, when I want to get out and about and socialise again that I am sitting here on a Friday night with nobody here but me and my loneliness.

Now I sit here desperate for the chance to be sitting in the pub with great company and conversation but I don’t even have enough money for a quick half of lager or even a coke.

This is not even about depression but about being alone. Hell I have Vodka, Jack Daniels and other stuff here to drink if I wanted to but its the company I want more than the alcohol…

MUST. STAY. STRONG.

 

Nature, Science, Music, Friends and a Happy Moose

Yesterday I went for another meet up in London with some friends. Facebook friends for years but we had never met in person and I was delighted when Nicholaus sent me a message telling me he would be coming to London and would I like to meet up with him. As a couple of other friends worked in the area I messaged them and we arranged for them to join us as well.

I left home 3 hours before our planned meeting time and headed to South Kensington tube station excitedly as I had a brainwave to visit the Natural History Museum beforehand. I still have fond memories of a visit there when I was 10 or 11 but hadn’t been again so I was looking forward to roaming the walls of the building again.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

 

The building itself is stunningly beautiful never mind the exhibits just the amazon architecture blows me away.

As you walk into the building your greeted by a dinosaur

The diet had worked a bit too well!

The diet had worked a bit too well!

There was also an exhibit of some massive antlers! imagine the size of the beast who wore these things..

Too big even for my massive head!

Too big even for my massive head!

I really was in my element wandering around, ipod on, lost in the wonders of the museum.

Taking photos of the building as much as the exhibits, especially as the lighting in the place is not great for photos but I did at least try! David Bailey I am not!

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The ceiling of the museum

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Having spent a good hour and half around the museum it was time to meet Nicholaus. By this point I was buzzing, the museum really helped relax me and when Nicholaus arrived, after getting the hour later train then having a power cut at Victoria underground station LOL we headed to the Science museum.

I am more interested in natural history than science if truth be told so much preferred the Natural History Museum but must admit to being devastated at the price of a decent moose hat in the shop! But £12 for a novelty hat is well outside my budget! heck that would have cut into my Big Mac fund 😀

Next we headed to the Royal Albert Hall

Moose at the Royal Albert Hall

where we were joined by the others

Moosetagnon and the 3 Mooseketeers

Moosetagnon and the 3 Mooseketeers

 

The beer was great and the conversation even better – easily the best day of the year for me! I had an absolute blast meeting with these friends for the first time. I really do best in social situations like this! despite my miserable bastard persona at time I love being around people and this was such a wonderful day!

A day of culture for the moose – who’d a thunk it!

And as the day was so good I rewarded myself on the way home

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However someone forgot to take his IBS tablets for the day and the day was almost ruined whilst trying to find 30p to use the toilet at Victoria Station! THIRTY PENCE! honestly what a joke to have to pay to use the toilets, but thankfully I made it JUST in time.

Luckily for you guys I decided against photographing the aftermath but if I had taken a picture it would have looked something like this…

why I MUST take my IBS tablets

why I MUST take my IBS tablets

 

I really cannot recommend enough making plans with friends and getting out and about! It always makes me feel on top of the world to be around people who WANT my company and want to be with me. Living on the border of East London means it is only 25 minutes to the West End for me and I really enjoy heading to London  for the day to socialise!

The rewards of the struggle to get out are so worth the trouble – if you get the chance to make some plans do so! make some if you have not already I will happily meet people at any station in London for a day out! This is the 4th time this year I have managed to meet people! Im bloody proud of myself for this and already making plans for the next meeting.

London is waiting for you and the Moose will be your guide if you need it. I am fairly cheap, normally a beer and a MacDonald’s will keep me happy and I guarantee it will be worth your while!

You will even get a depressedmoose.com business card for your troubles and they are priceless, and by that I mean I did not pay for them 😀

New Year, New Beginnings

Well 2012 has been and gone and what an eventful year it turned out to be.

But now it is all about 2013 and what happens next in the life of the moose.

I hope you all had a wonderful new years eve, I actually went out in the end and welcomed in the new year with Sheryl and my old buddy Jack Daniels and I had a wonderful time surrounded by people I have not seen in years making me feel welcome again.

In fact I had to dispel the rumours circulating among Sheryl’s friends and work colleagues that I had been buried in the forest somewhere as it had been that long since I had been seen 😀

It was great to be out though, being around people letting my (receding) hair down, dancing away in my own unique style it reminded me of the old days when I was young, happy and carefree and it has made me more determined to drive the black dog of depression away this year.

I am not one for resolutions but I do intend to make changes for the better this year and one of them is to get myself out of the flat for nights out more often. Along with meeting my friends at the British Museum recently the two times I have been out socially in December is nearly as much as the whole of 2012 combined!

If you get the chance to go out this year take it! Sitting around indoors is all well and good but nothing beats the feeling of a night out with friends. The sense of accomplishment for making the effort makes it worthwhile. That is my advice to you all for this year, get out more, leave the same 4 walls you’re used to hiding behind and change your scenery even for a few hours. I promise it will make a difference and at the very least you are out and enjoying yourself.