Sitting on the green outside my apartment, it was a lovely day so I thought I’d do some work outside and catch a tan (- I’m multitasker see.) When a guy came over, sat down , pulled out a cigarette and started to smoke about two meters away from me…I rolled my eyes and looked around at the vast green space around us and wondered why he couldn't have sat somewhere else or at least slightly further away. Two hours and a half hours later I am so glad he did not.
I've said before how much I enjoy it when you end up meeting the most lovely people in the strangest situations. Within 10 minutes we were chatting away, we covered everything. What Manchester used to be like, old hang outs, the Manchester gay scene, transvestites, old friends, holidays, relationships, work, food, we chatted local bakeries, culture, places to visit, and even compared freebees we had got given whilst out and about in town. It was just the light hearted conversation I needed to get me out of the work rut I had been in. Sat in the sun, talking to a complete stranger putting the worlds to rights and for all our differences we had a lot in common.
I don't know about you but I can get so caught up in my own life, social media and the pressures that come with being freelance. Work is on the mind pretty much as soon as I wake up until I try and switch it off to go to sleep and although yes, I didn't get alot done in the last two hours, it also meant I didn't look at my phone, laptop or think about the list of jobs I have to do, which turned out to be the perfect mind de-clutter I needed.
Graham you are welcome to join me anytime.
I realise that these images don't reflect the story at all, they were in fact taken the week before in my granny's beautiful garden, but I thought I would mix it up a bit. They say a picture tells 1000 words so technically you get two stories in this post!
Pictures taken by my lovely cousin, Megan in my Grannys beautiful garden.