Life, the Universe and Everything

Posts sharing thoughts and discussing everything else in a nutshell

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~ Albus Dumbledore


The Anxious Commute

As many people are aware twelve months ago I had my first day of an Occupational Therapy placement. This was part of my solitary year of studying the health and social care vocation at the University of Derby. I am grateful for the support and warmth...

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Living and Coping with – Autism

This is the first in a mini series of blog posts I wish to write about the difficulties I have to overcome and cope with in every day life. Since my childhood I have had many of the traits which would show the signs of being autistic or even suffering from Aspberger's...

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My Favourite Podcasts

Unlike many people, most of the audio content on my iPod is more full of audio books and podcasts than it is of music as I like to use Spotify to listen to music when at home. Both the personal portable media player and the online streaming music service can be played...

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A Pilgrimage made via Peak Rail

Springtime has finally arrived in the Northern Hemisphere of the Planet Earth bringing with it some much needed sunshine and the bloom of plants, trees and shrubs. After a grey skied mild winter where the sun found it difficult to peek through the overcast spell. To...

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My Desert Island Discs: Part One – (Artists A-H)

I regularly tune into BBC Radio 4's long stay programme Desert Island Discs which provides the listener an opportunity to understand those in the public eye or have achieved outstanding feats, the castaway their taste of music and a short intimate interview biography...

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Fred Gough

Welcome to Aimless Wondering. Personal thoughts and views are my own. Throwing my heart in front of me and running ahead to catch it. Read More…

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Fred Gough

- May 23, 2019

'Every stumble is not a fall & every fall does not mean failure' - Oprah Winfrey Last year saw me low as I wasn't able to continue #OccupationalTherapy but I stayed at @DerbyUni to try & get a degree in #WritingandPublishing. Now I've matched my best grade 🎓#ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/mmJLIKEHhH
Fred Gough

- May 23, 2019

Still would love to help @geofftech do #LeastUsedStation in #Derbyshire (Dove Holes) if given the opportunity to do so. Love seeing Geoff's videos exhibiting railways across England, Wales, Scotland most recently Ireland 🚆📹 https://t.co/OtBJFSe8xj
Fred Gough

- May 22, 2019

RT @DerbysWildlife: Sometimes the best thing you can do is nothing at all! #Lovewildlife https://t.co/y7kOrtVmhc
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Fred Gough

- May 22, 2019

RT @tlkateart: For the LONGEST time I could not get the hang of deep breathing because trying to control my breathing at all would spike my…

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Fred Gough

- May 22, 2019

Day 142/365 - #FindJoyinEveryDay #MentalHealth feeling a little fragile for the first time in a couple of weeks albeit no obvious trigger and I know will bounce back in coming days. Back in #Derby and had good lunch at @ASKItalian before seeing #RocketMan at @derbyquad 🍴🎬 https://t.co/YvomXgo4dk
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