First Date in Lincoln Inn Fields

First Date in Lincoln Inn Fields

Hello folks.

Following on my previous post on my experience at the Hunterian Museum, I’m here to write about my recent dating experience which occurred on Saturday 28th January 2017.

Initially, I’ve only been on one informal date beforehand when I travelled to meet a girl in Dublin but I don’t look at these things a date because it feels pressurising.

On my initial second informal date (if you want to call it that), I met a girl on Match, got chatting and agreed to meet in person. We would first meet in the Fields Cafe in Holborn and go to a museum afterwards (turned out to be a bad idea in the end). Beforehand, I was quite excited to meet the person, had some shared interests. It didn’t bother me in the first place that the distance was longer than expected. After all, I wouldn’t turned down the invitation in the first place.


We sat down in the cafe it didn’t go down too badly, I just feel I was engaged in the conversations and I didn’t feel she was making too much of an effort, I found her to be quite shy and I didn’t feel I had learnt much from her in terms of personality. She does remind me of her in some ways, I can be quite quiet and unassuming in group conversations but I try to excel in individual conversations. We then went to the Museum together but we didn’t initially speak much once we were there, we went off in different parts of the museum. A museum to me is a school of learning so I wanted to be at ease and wander around independently and I hoped that by the end of it that we would then meet up and discuss what we liked about our visit or the day in general but that wasn’t what it turned out to be.


After an hour and half or so, I received a text from her saying she had to go to support her sister because her sister’s boyfriend was having a row. I had sympathy from reading the text but I felt it would be conducted more genuinely. I didn’t find her story of leaving me in the museum alone to be a good sign of acknowledgement. Perhaps if she had made an effort to find me in person then I would symphasise with her in that way but I felt she took the easy way out and didn’t acknowledge my presence on the day which I took it as a sign of disrespect and it hurt my feelings. Perhaps from an historian’s point of view, you could say she was being clever. She hadn’t mentioned to me about family relatives beforehand so it could only be made as an assumption.

When I meet with her in the cafe, I didn’t feel that we had much chemistry or I didn’t feel that I learnt anything greatly or dramatically despite sharing things in common before our visit. I’m looking beyond that, I’m not really looking for someone who comes from a history or art background or someone who is mainly interested in history and museums or solely into sports. What I am looking for is someone that shares interests in all or any of those but someone who is beautiful, enthusiastic, intelligently minded, adventurous, brave, ambitious,  compassionate and doesn’t mind taking risks. I didn’t feel that I missed her at all or felt anything.

I left her texts wishing that her sister was ok and wished her a good weekend. By the time I got home on Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon, I didn’t receive any texts from her so I don’t feel she cared whether I got home ok and how the date went so it was a shame really.

The next day after meeting her, it was my decision to text her to say I wasn’t wanting to be in a relationship with her and wished her good luck. I was being brave and called her twice beforehand but went to answer phone.

I don’t have regrets about the actions or choices I took. I didn’t feel that the day was a mistake but a great shame that it wasn’t to be.  I just believe the decision of going to a museum on an informal date wasn’t the best, more of a disaster really as it isn’t really that of an activity that you can engage very well.

I may have been convinced by her story that she needed to support her sister but truthfully, I just believed she only did just as an excuse of an easy way out. I just don’t like the thought of a date wanting to leave me be. What would happen if both me and her was on holiday to somewhere and she had to go off back to London without me and left me stranded without realising the risks and consequence of this? How would you feel if this happened to you?

Some of the days have passed now and I’m disappointed about giving the rejection, I’ll contact her in the near future and hope she is alright and ok. I just care about those I’ve hurt. It is not nice as it has happened to me once before and it took me a while to recover from it all. I’m not banking on a response but it’s worth a try I suppose. Never say Never.

What this experience has told me, I’m only 26 and going on dates has been hard to come by so I relish these opportunities to meet people on special occasions. I’m just waiting for the right girl or special person to come into my life at the right time and who knows, it may lead onto something serious or just a flash from the past. Who knows.

Thank you for reading my post and leave you comments below.

My visit to the Hunterian Museum

My visit to the Hunterian Museum

Hey folks !!!!

In this blog, I am going to be talking about my visit to the Hunterian Museum in the West End of London.


I initially went to the Museum as an informal date. More on that in my next post. Initially I liked the experience of going but I think my date stood me up lol. I shouldn’t laugh about it to be honest because it is a hurtful thing to do to lie to someone but I guess it is for the best because the person has no regard of my feelings and their mind is made up.

So anyway, back to the subject.

Before the visit, I hadn’t known what to expect or know anything about the Museum so I was prepared for anything.

Once I went in there, there was some interesting exhibits/objects. The first thing that drew me was looking at some animal body parts in clear jars, hmm. I was left speechless, I had no words to describe that.

The things that were of great interest was learning about gigantism because it is something I can sympathise or relate to. When I think about the word gigantism, there is one man who springs to mind which is the wrestler and actor Andre the Giant. Although Andre was around before my time, I followed his career through looking at videos and a documentary on YouTube. Andre for me was a gentle giant and an inspiration in life. What I respect about Andre is that he led life to the fullest, he was larger than life which meant the spotlight was on him both on and off the screen at the whole time. It is tough to deal with as well as various basic things like sitting on a chair, providing food and drink, buying shoes and clothes, sitting on an airplane as well as sitting down in a car. I would have liked to have met Andre and put my hand to his hand and compare the difference.

On show at the Museum was the skeleton of the “Irish Giant” called Charles Byrne. I thought it was a spectacle . The femur or the upper part of the leg reached my shoulders and I am about 6 ft 1.

On the top floor, there were some disturbing images of plastic surgery which I couldn’t look at, faces looked horrible. There are cases where people get there face eaten off, for instance, I don’t know how I found it but there was a case where a monkey ate off a human face, it’s SICK, look it up on Google. But the story I read about in the Museum was a face got ruined by a dynamite explosion. The less said the better. What I also found disturbing were graphic videos of operations on the TV screen shown at the Museum, I’m just glad that I didn’t choose to have a career path of a Doctor or Surgeon because I couldn’t watch the tv screen let alone someone’s leg or shoulder being opened up.


One particular object that I thought was unique was a copy of Issac Newton’s death mask. I didn’t expect that to be exhibited at the Museum.

I said to my date during the visit that there should have been a painting of a Napoleon Bonaparte in with the group of small people. There were two paintings of dwarfs, one Irish and one Italian. There was a painting as well of a small titled person from Poland,

A portrait of a Yak, Kangaroos  was so random. I like the idea of yaks for some reason, particularly when I was at university when the Himalayas was brought up. Meanwhile,  a painting of kangaroos was not what I was expecting particularly as kangaroos came from Australia so given that before the 20th century it would take almost forever to get to Australia by boat so the painting was unique and rare.

Overall, the whole experience of visiting the Museum was very enjoyable despite my date leaving me half-way through. It was exceptionally interesting and enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone interested in the medical profession.

Hope you found this blog informative. Let me know what you think below !!!

Bucket List

Bucket List

Hey folks, this is my Bucket List. Feel free to feedback your suggestions.

If you have a Bucket List of your own, feel free to share it on the COMMENTS BELOW.


  1. Travel oversees to watch England in a test match

  2. Go to an event at the MSG

  3. Walk on Times Square

  4. Watch a Middlesex county game

  5. Go to a United game at Old Trafford

  6. Go to the San Siro and watch AC Milan.

  7. Watch a game from the German Bundesliga

  8. Watch the LA Lakers in Staples Centre

  9. Go to a UFC event

  10. Watch a cricket match at the Home of Cricket (Lord’s)

  11. Visit York

  12. Watch Darts at the Lakeside Frimley Green

  13. Go to the Crucible in Sheffield for the Snooker World Championships

  14. Visit at least one English Heritage property outside London

  15. Visit at least one National Trust property outside London

  16. Pass my driving test

  17. Go on the Eurostar

  18. Participate on a quiz show on TV

  19. Participate in a pub quiz

  20. Visit Toronto and explore Canada







Songs of 2016

Songs of 2016

Lush Life – Zara Larsson

This song was probably the first song I listened to of Zara Larsson’s. I listened to this pre-summer, I don’t have a clue why but I remember listening to it when it had just over 100M views on YouTube. It has elements of Rihanna to this song. This is very much of a feel good song and should be on the NEW YEAR’s PLAYLIST.

On Fire – Luke Bond feat Roxanne Emery

This song is some years old but I religiously love this song and brought up this song as a suggestion in recent blog this year. It makes no sense for people to like this song about being on fire but noise or instrumental to this song speaks for itself. It falls in well with the same category as Martin Garrix’s version of Animals.

Tilted – Christine and the Queens

I originally listened to the French version called ‘Christine’, I remember putting it up on Facebook and didn’t realise she had a French version of it at that time. I only heard about the song because it was a five second advert on YouTube where you could hear the same to the track. Even though I didn’t understand French, I still like the song so I don’t really have a preference if it is sung in French or English, it doesn’t matter. What matters to me that this is on my list of songs of 2016!!!

If I Was Sorry – Frans

How this song didn’t explode in the UK charts is beyond me. I love the lyrics of this song, the song was probably one of the most talked about song in Eurovision this year but the song was very catchy. Reminds me of why the Swedes are good at what they do in presenting the story behind the song.

Alone No More – Philip George & Anton Powers

This song is so ideal for a wedding reception or dance to in Ibiza. The music video so reminds me of what life is all about in that film, being able to record a video like that is very creative.

Something in the Way You Move – Ellie Goulding

One of my favourite tracks of Ellie’s. Belonging to her third album, she still continues making great music. To me the song is very uplifting and feel good song. Put it on my party list.

I originally heard it in an advert which I think is L’OREAL but might be wrong. Ever since, I just loved the song although I have no idea what Ellie is putting across. All I know is the chorus reads: ‘Something in the way you move, something in the way you do it, something in the way you move.

Army – Ellie Goulding

I just love the lyrics of this song. It is authentic and original. It is to do with friendship and thinking about the positive of friendships and relationships. To me it is more about how competitive the music industry is, when people write up songs, it can be stressful and pressurising. But friendship is clinging on to people who you love the most.

Speeding Cars – Walking on Cars

Gosh, it gives me chills when listening to this song. The song has grown on me, I discovered the song through a sample on YouTube. Since then, I have brought the album ‘Everything This Way’, it is definitely a song I would recommend to listen to. 5*.

Fire in the Rain – Mans

I love this particular because it describes life and life in what a relationship needs to be. Relationships also need a special purpose or an attachment to someone no matter what their sexualty, ethnicity, background or anything that is judged against. It has a country feel to it but I’m not that bothered about it.

Deception – Christina Grimmie

I couldn’t make up a list of songs of 2016 without this song. I covered this song in a previous blog I did earlier this year but this song truly gets me on how talented Christina was. This was the first song I listened to of her’s and it’s a shame that her presence is missed because I think she could have been one of the greatest. That song blew me away and it was mainly on the repeat button.

Reckless – Gareth Emery feat Wayward Daughter

I fell in love with the video itself, (I put it up as a suggestion in a recent blog). It talks about the hardships about being split from a relationship or something that wouldn’t work when it started. Reminds me of how heartbroken I was at the start of March. Looking back it, I didn’t feel that the girl from Ireland was convinced at the start that a long distance relationship would work but at least we gave it a try anyway. That isn’t why it didn’t work because it could of. I think there was a lack of hope and promise missing. Yes, I hadn’t a job, didn’t live nearby, didn’t drive obviously but obviously that can come intime. By having faith in someone and able to trust their path is key in a relationship. I didn’t feel I had that support and I didn’t feel she truly symphases or understood my situation. Obviously now I am able to go on now months down the line and my life is becoming easier. Hmm enough said.

Gallant – Bourbon

Many of you will not have heard of Gallant or the song Bourbon. I only heard of this song and Gallant by watching JOOLS HOLLAND. To me the song is a real classic tune. When I say classic, it has melody and soul. His voice just blows me away. I would see it being played on MAGIC FM.

Chvrches – Bury It

To be honest, I purchased this song in the Chvrches album ‘Every Open Eye’ last year but I only heard it recently when Hayley Williams sung in the music video. I don’t know why I get addicted to this song, the song is very catchy which is looked at full of noise, anger and frustration.

Amir – J’ai cherché

I don’t really associate this song not just as a Eurovision entry but I use this song as a way of staying positive, being positive and use it to inspire me in life. I always want to get better, I still have a long way to go to be a master of any craft. Ideally, I want to use the inspiration from this song to learn French, Italian, German and as many languages that interests me. This song is about believing in yourself and you can accomplish anything with dedication.

Poli Genova – If Love Was A Crime

One of the Eurovision hits that stole the show. It doesn’t really matter to me if I hear foreign lyrics, I still understand at least 80% of the song.

Frans – If I Was Sorry

This was probably the song that got best remembered after Eurovision ended. The song grew on me after. Thinking about it, how it isn’t storming the UK Charts is beyond me.

The song is so well done. Sweden should be proud of this song representing their country in 2016. Since Eurovision ended, I still have listened to the track at least once a week. It doesn’t matter if you like Eurovision or not, I regard this as a cool trendy song that can be covered on The Voice.

Francesca Michelin – No Degree of Separation

This is probably the song that inspired me to learn Italian. When listening to it, I hardly understood most of the words that was said but I loved the song very much. It reminds me of where the positives of life can take us. Grazie per farmi sapper l’italiano. (Thanks for getting me to know italian).

Reflecting on 2016

Reflecting on 2016

Hello folks.

Welcome to my reflection of 2016.

The year of 2016 has been an interesting one.

Where do I start?

Briefly this year has been about proving to people that I am worthy of a job, being in love, overcoming obstacles in the way of getting a job, attending a wide quantity of job interviews and finally getting offered the job. It’s been nothing short from impactful.

Worthy of a job

I probably covered this in the early part of the year. I went out volunteering not solely to have a fun and interesting thing to do outside the house. I want to show people I can graft. What I mean by that is taking advantage of opportunities that were available where I can acquire knowledge and experience to help build my career prospects.

Attending a large quantity of job interviews

Although I’ve not gone as far as Cheltenham or far far away, I’ve had large number of job interviews in interesting locations and organisations.

I once had an interview in a hotel in the village of Waddesdon, it was a shame I didn’t get the opportunity to visit the Manor when it wasn’t open because I could spend the day there.

I had numerous interviews I can be proud of, one of those interviews was based in Roald Dahl’s Museum in Great Missenden, I felt I got the job by the end of the interview but it turned out it wasn’t to be. Being a football fan, I was invited an interview to go to Wembley Stadium, it was something I was extremely proud of as I wouldn’t have thought I would be considered. I would say the same about the MacMillan charity, I was invited to their office in Vauxhall, they share the same building as Comic Relief does, sadly my downfall was when I was doing an online test on Excel, now I know where I need to improve on.

I was also proud to have had two individual interviews at Westminster Abbey and another two at Imperial War Museums. I was more prouder of Imperial War Museums because of the fierce competition. I remember at the group interview, I was amongst twenty other people. In the next interview I had, I had an individual interview and test assessment where they had two people booked for each hour.

I also was proud to have an interview at Chiltern Railways as well in their head office in Marylebone so although I wasn’t successful with the outcome, I at least know that looking back on this year, interviews aren’t my strong point but I have shown in the information I have given that I am determined.

Volunteering and Temporary Work

I remember at the start of the year that my life was so hectic, I was volunteering at Oxfam, Old Royal Naval College, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Museum of the Order of St John, Churches Conservation Trust and Harrow Museum at the same time. I was volunteering at all these places at once. I didn’t do it to impress people. At the time, I was busy doing six days of this. I literally gave up on the Old Royal Naval College shortly after as the travelling took its toll. It was my choice to carry out all this volunteering, as I repeat, I didn’t do this solely just for the fun of volunteering or an excuse of not working. I choose to do this because I realised I wasn’t having much luck getting job interviews or finding much luck in the process.

Each individual work I was doing was completely different. For myself, it is about making the most of these opportunities that are given because I can confidently say that I’ve not gone back after a long absence and carried out the same task/job that was given. I am an ambitious person with dynamic values where I have full of enthusiasm, desire to learn and new ideas which I feel are values that an employer would be proud of.

After May of this year, I took up temporary work for the first time based in Whitechapel, unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it and so I resigned after three weeks. I’ve posted the first week of it, (more to follow soon). Then shortly after, I did temporary work again in a membership organisation, the work only lasted about two weeks so it wasn’t ideal.

After the temporary work, I did find it struggle to know what to do next. I didn’t feel that I recovered much confidence from that.

Around August to September time, I was looking for new challenges and searching for new motivation. I got this by being successful with volunteering with English Heritage which got me experience in Hyde Park of actively engaging with the public and building my knowledge up of historical events. I was quite proud of this as I had my aspirations on getting experience at national organisations. By this time, I was also successful with having my application as a volunteer successful at IWM and V&A. I consider both IWM and V&A as two heavyweights. Unfortunately, I was only able to spend just a day at IWM because of the application process but at least I can say I have spent one day at IWM. Both working at V&A and IWM demonstrates I am highly ambitious individual and I am someone who is determined to get to the next level. Because of this thought process, I know I am doing something right and shows how far I come in the last twelve months.

Offered the job

In an ideal scenario, i would like to be offered a job rather than be decided upon a criteria in a job interview. The feeling of getting offered a job and not worry about upon finding a job is quite fantastic. I can get a massive payday now which is great. It has taken me over three years to get myself a permanent job. I’m not looking back and say to myself I have wasted three years of my life because I don’t feel I have. Every experience I have gained has been valuable. I have the mindset to prosper and make the most of the opportunities that are given.

But just because I have been given a job for life doesn’t mean that I will sit back and watch time go by. I want to show people in the workplace what skills and experience I bring and that I am a valuable entity.


As I said at the beginning of this article, its been impactful. On a side note I was delighted to see my cousin get married early this year, CONGRATS.

I just want to finish this post as I normally do by adding a music suggestion. Since I heard this song, it basically sums up my life in some words. I am powerful, wonderful and I AM ME.

As Robbie gladly put it “I am where I wanna be”.



3 Year Anniversary

3 Year Anniversary

Hello folks.

I don’t usually write a blog in the middle of the week but I am rolling with ideas at the moment so just wanted to give this a go.

I was inspired to write this blog from a fellow blogger who had a blog called Seven Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog.

It got me thinking about why I started writing a blog in the first place.

If you saw my home page and looked on the right hand section, there is a long list in the Archive section so you can see that I’ve been writing blogs for quite a while.

This was the first blog I wrote.

At the time there were a few reasons I started a blog and looking back at it, it’s has been a good decision that I have pursued over.

At the time back in November 2013, I finished university and had no idea what I wanted to do in terms of what to jobs to look at and I didn’t have a plan. My only thing going at the time was to write a blog. These are my reasons of why I started blogging. ENJOY 🙂

Develop my writing skills

I thought a good way of developing my writing skills is to write blogs on a consistent basis I would like to point out that I don’t come from a journalism background but it doesn’t prevent me from entering the world of writing. A blog can be a film review, a poem, something you have brought, somewhere you visited or just a collection of photographs. It doesn’t have to be long either.

Get Marketable

Similar to my writing skills, I want to become marketable, get myself out there in the blogging community and worldwide is what I am trying to say. You can’t be a great blogger overnight, it takes a few blogs to get noticed.

Got Inspired To Write

I want to get myself out there for people to hear my story. I felt inspired to express my opinions and to inspire others to share their own blogs and stories. So why not share this with people in the way of writing? There was one particular instance that I wanted to  write. Before I taken up blogging, I noticed that a friend was writing a blog and shared it on Facebook about her time in Norway, this encouraged me to write a blog myself because if she can do it then I can also.

This isn’t publicity, I’m not bothered by how many likes I get if I share my blog on their or put it on Twitter, it’s just me expressing my story so that family, friends and relatives or just strangers in this world can look into my life through the looking glass and can appreciate a work of writing as well as keeping up-to-date with how I’m getting on with life.

To gain a social interaction

I’m just a little surprised that no one close to me has gone the same route, I have contacted bloggers who I only communicate through their blogs or just by an online conversation on WordPress. On WordPress, there is a post called the Community Pool where you can simply submit a new post and ask for feedback. I found this a great way to interact with bloggers that share a love and passion for writing and then to keep in touch with bloggers soon after. On the Community Pool, I particularly help those users who are blogging for the first time and just give them constructive feedback.

At the end of the day, I’m here to write but also support others. I found this enjoyable because it is informal and it’s not pressurised. If anyone has any feedback, simply send your post on the comments section and I can always look at it for you and pass along feedback 🙂

The main thing is, I don’t speak a lot but WRITE a lot lol.

Sharing my views across

If you’ve seen my first blog, It’s obvious that you would have seen that I have a huge enthusiasm for cricket. Over the past few blogs, I am passionate about various topics I write about.

I have a range of topics ranging from Music, Television, Sports, History and Attractions.

Ok that might just be four topics but BIG topics none the less, there is also life stories.


Ok, that’s probably enough from me.

To sum up really, I have up to this point published 72 posts. I am quite happy that I have published a considerable number of posts,

For me it’s more about the quality of my blogs rather than how many I write as long as it is relevant to put up.

I have drafted up blogs that are in the pipeline at the moment so in case you don’t see my posts that I share across the social media. You can use the Follow button that will allow you to receive my blogs as soon as it gets published.

Tips for Newbies

If you aren’t a blogger and want to blog but you don’t know what to write about, I would encourage you to write a blog called “Five Things I learnt from reading a blog” and then link my post to your profile.

Alternatively, you could write about:

  • A film view,
  • Something you brought
  • A holiday/vacation you went on
  • A reaction to BREXIT or TRUMP becoming president

It doesn’t have to be a written post either. It can be just a short video or an audio clip.

Hope you found this article informative, hope to go on for many years to come.


Optimistic and Hopeful

Optimistic and Hopeful



This weekend …….

How would I describe it?

It’s been thrilling really.

Loads have happened.

  • AC Milan winning 4-1 away against Empoli
  • The Lakers got back to winning ways against Atlanta Hawks
  • Started my first day volunteering at V&A

Just want to start off by saying that I am delighted with getting offered a permanent job, it has taken about three years to have an employer say “I offer you this position”. I instantly accepted the position, it didn’t take long to come to that conclusion. I am yet to hear a starting date but I hope the verbal agreement comes to a written agreement.

Having said that, I am a little disappointed that this event has occurred at an unfortunate time. It is part of life that we make our own sacrifices. As part of accepting the position, I am going to no longer be working with the Church of England on an ongoing project that will last till June next year, I started the work beginning of September, even though I have been there for the best period of three months, I have learnt a lot and developed my skills that I can use and take onto my future employment. I was able to learn how to coordinate a team, written loads of professional emails, booked and arranged meetings, taking minutes etc. I was also supposed to start volunteering with Imperial War Museums, I conducted the training a fortnight ago so it’s just unfortunate about the timing. I may do a small amount of volunteering before I start.

The only voluntary work that hasn’t been affected is the weekend work I’ve started at V&A. I am a highly ambitious and want to face bigger challenges and to a busier environment. In fact, the V&A was very busy indeed this past Saturday. I started the past Saturday and it brought a few challenges. The first challenge which was obvious at the time was that I hadn’t been a regular visitor at the V&A so I started off getting lost finding the main entrance. I then met a volunteer who originally comes from Italy who showed me round the behind the scenes areas. I had to think off my feet some of the times when visitors were approaching for directions but that is basically what is expected. I was left to wonder around the V&A for the duration of an hour which was a good experience. I was wandering through the rooms and going to various staircases just to get a general idea of which is which, the whole museum is a complete maze. If you are ever going to the V&A or a museum of that magnitude I would suggest buying a map lol. During my time wondering around, I introduced myself to some of the staff and they were very nice. I browsed around the Underwear exhibition, although I’m not really into much fashion, it was quite nice seeing the exhibition. The advantage of working in the V&A is that I can get access to the exhibitions that the V&A hold in the main museum. I will look to see if I can get a sniff of getting to see the Pink Floyd exhibition when it starts in May next year. But that is why I’m just glad to be associated with the V&A, because I want to see what is out there, learn from the best and build a network of contacts from there.



One thing I’m not going to do is settle on my laurels. Just because I’ve been offered a permanent job, that’s it isn’t it? Well both internally and externally I will be looking for opportunities to prosper. I have been fortunate in my voluntary work is have a whole set of skills, that it’s both valuable to myself and the organisations I work in.

Time for my recommended song of the week:

I have chosen On Fire by Luke Bond feat Roxanne Emery. If you don’t know already, I am a big fan of Gareth Emery. The reason why I chose this song, I just love trance songs but when I first heard it, it sounded amazing and couldn’t get enough of the track. I have repeated this song twice just as I am writing.


Hope you enjoyed my blog and if you have any feedback share it below ………….