Barry's Blog

Dunfermline based web developer, long lost brother, husband, father, & guitarist

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More Family Updates

On the family front things are going ok. Sara and izzy are fine, big sis and I re as close as you can imagine but she has broken her foot. Again big sis being who she is just gets on with it, she’s a constant source of amazement and fascination to me. Like most baby brothers I find myself wanting to get approval and validation from her. Half sister from my mothers side still refuses to speak to me, but even though it hurts I am slowly… View More

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Another little personal update

OK, Where do I start? Well start with work. Thanks to the shitstorm that is Brexit I got laid off from work after working there for 4 years. Lucky I managed to secure a place for when my time is up! Not sure how long this will last but it's a job for now. The interview had me doing a wee test for them, pretty standard stuff really. But it did go to highlight the aging laptop I had. This was further hmered home when I started… View More

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Old familiar patterns

Every time I do it I kick myself every single time. Yet I know I'll do it again. I keep bending over backwards for people, and I keep lowering my guard and every single time people pull away and leave. They always leave. The one thing I'm guaranteed, everyone leaves in the… View More

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Small update

Well all is good had a few ups and downs but nothing I'll go into here right now. Building #guitar number 10 and she will be beautiful! I'll be going to mum and dad's soon to see them, drop off my daughter and I'll see the guitar and puppies! So guitar and puppies how can you get s a better… View More

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The Pitfalls of Tracing Birth Family as an Adoptee

As an adoptee myself I have some experience in the area of tracing family members and the whole maze of pitfalls that surround it. I'm not an expert in this, but I will give what information and advice I have picked up and you may take it for what it is worth. Not all doors can be opened You can't unscramble eggs. Not a funny quote just a fact. You can't unlearn what you learn, and once you start your journey you could find… View More

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Family update

Currently on holidays but thought I'd post an update on how things are going. My Birth Mother My birth mother and I still remain close and we have had long heart felt chats about our feelings and have been there for each other. Having my birth mother there makes everything feel so nice. Big sister Big sister and I remain as close as ever. I do try to not over crowd her and let her and her partner have as… View More

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My coding project - Tweet Base

I have been working on a coding project called Tweet Base. This coding project stems from another project I also run called… View More

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Family Get Together

I'm on holiday this week, and today on the first actual day my wife, daughter and myself met up with my half brother Andrew. Later on we went for coffee at the coffee shop where his wife worked and we picked her up after her shift finished. Then we headed back to their place where we had dinner and chatted some more. I also met up with my half sister Lesley too, it was so nice to see them again and Andrew and myself are so alike some people… View More

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Stephen King's "IT" movie

IT (2017) I watched Stephen Kings It was hyped so much like the Video above, and… View More

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Christmas & New Year 2017

Well Christmas came and went rather well, daughter enjoyed herself and we even had friends over which was nice. Normally we go to my parents for new years day but both my parents and my little brother & his wife are all layed out with the lurgie so we gave it a miss. Was nice to send my cards to all of my siblings now that I found… View More