Showing posts from October, 2015

The music awakens! #CBSO #StarWars concert

Last Friday evening I went to see the CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) accompanied by the CBSO choir perform an evening of music from all six films of the Star Wars saga.

These aren't the droids we're looking for... #StarWarsA photo posted by Matthew Abbott (@abbott_56) on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:35pm PDT

The Star Wars films are some of my favorite films of all time, and the ever expanding Star Wars universe is one of my favorite fictional places to retreat to for entertainment, comfort and escape through the many avenues of media that Lucas Arts and now Disney have delved into.

Yesterday's #3GoodThings 1. Awesome #StarWars concert 2. Awesome meal out. 3. Awesome day at work. A whole lotta awesome. 😆A photo posted by Matthew Abbott (@abbott_56) on Oct 17, 2015 at 1:28am PDT

The epic, sweeping compositions by John Williams is a massive part of what makes the Saga so special for so many. The use of an orchestral soundtrack for a 70's Sci-Fi movie, as apposed to th…


I forgot to add yesterday that I've also taken to Twitter recently using the hashtag #3GoodThings to remind myself of at least 3 good things that have made my day, every day. 

This could be something as small as enjoying my superbly crafted (if I do say so myself) porridge in the morning, to a good day at work, to seeing friends or simply catching up on some much needed me time. 

It doesn't matter what, as long as each of those 3 things has made me smile or content in some way, shape or form. And it helps keep me in good spirits, knowing that it's the little things that often do make me feel content. I find this is also helping me avoid slumps in mood, as I'm reminding myself on a daily basis about what makes me smile. 

Check out my twitter feed at and why not join me in making yourself aware of what makes you smile? #3GoodThings

A little bit of life update

So, a few things have been going on in the world of abbott_56 recently, but I generally feel I'm on the way up, in terms of mood, sociability and my diet. However, I know not everyone would agree with that, and I'm still predictably being very strict about what passes my lips, possibly to the point of obsession, but I feel thanks to not counting calories and generally trying to worry a bit less, that I'm less concerned and am enjoying myself more. I do have the odd down day when it gets me very stressed, but who doesn't have an off day? And who doesn't have their shit? If there's anything I've learned from this It's that everyone, and I mean absolutely everyone, comes with some sort of emotional rubbish. And this is fine, it's just part of the human experience! I don't think I'll never not have this eating disorder and OCD now, but the key is learning to live with it and not have it diminish my enjoyment of everyday life. And though I have m…