Now that I've got your attention. slow eyebrow raise
Y'know, over the last decade or so, I've witnessed many friends and associates living beyond their means via credit - attempting to achieve something that perhaps is never there...they pay Â£200 for a shirt and for a night they feel like a Hollywood star but the next day it's back to pot noodles.....
as far as Im concerned, quality of life is all in your head - I try and hang my everyday life arond weekly events - over a year I go to the cinema 52 times, I read 12 books, I attend the theatre monthly, have a season ticket in the best seats and generally feel fairly absorbed in culture - add to this a couple of holidays and my own unique day (I tend to wake around 7am..straight to the gym then two hours later I pop into work for a couple of hours before lunch..I then take a siesta period of four hours before returning to the office around 4pm till 8pm..then arrive home about 20.30...
fortunatley, I live in a flash house and drive a luxury car but that means nish if it's not spick and span ... so it always is....theres no room for any rubbish in my Universe - all more musics online or vinyl - I have exquiste taste in rare groove funk and my book shelves are full of books).
Anyhows - I think Ive got it just right at the moment, the crest of a wave Ive been on for several years is down to hard graft but also guile - so I say this to you friends - whatever your position in life, live for yourself...DONT SPEND MONEY ATTEMPTING TO IMPRESS FOLK THAT YOU DONT EVEN LIKE - love is free so give it out in bucket loads, R.E.S.P.E.C.T your Mother and Family beyond belief and dont let friends problems add to your own - we face tough times ahead people but with a can of Pledge, a bottle of Shake N Vac and some Brasso everything can be that little bit better.
Join me people - I come from the roughest background of anyone I know in this country and while Im not a millionaire, Im a zillionaire in contentment terms - this is via clean living, clean lines and clean (1000 stitch per square inch Egyptian) linen.
WE CAN DO THIS THING.