I feel really frustrated now. Today was Saturday, and I love the weekends. On the weekends I get up, do what I want all day, and eat and sleep exactly when I want to. My nap is always brilliant on the weekends because I can take it when I feel tired, instead of when I finish work.

Today I woke up naturally at 4:30am and spent this morning moving stuff back into my loft after having it insulated, and doing some last minute Christmas shopping. I had a nice lunch, spent some time with Yu Lee and went for my nap exactly when I felt like it. I drifted to sleep quickly and then...


To be honest I'm not sure what my neighbours were doing, but the above image gives an idea of what it sounded like. They got up and left the house at 6:30am and were out all day, and just when I was enjoying my afternoon nap they took theopportunityto make as much noise as possible for about a minute, just before I had the chance to fall into the deep sleep part of my cycle.

I woke up and immediately felt angry. Really angry.

It's stupid really, because when else are they supposed to do stuff like this? I know really that I am being totally unreasonable, and that I don't have the right to be angry, especially as they have been really nice when we have complained about the level of noise in the evening and are generally quiet at night now, but it is so frustrating to have your sleepinterrupted. Waking after 25 - 35 minutes is really bad for my sleep, as it leaves me feeling not tired enough to sleep again, but I will want to go to bed at about 9:00pm as this small amount of sleep has no long term benefit at all. It totally screws up the rest of the day, and I ended up trying to get back to sleep for 45 minutes, so it already wasted an hour and a half.

I realise this really is a first world problem! It's really frustrating because I have so many of the things that I want. I have a house and pretty much anything I want inside it. I have a girlfriend who loves me and puts up with all of my crazy shit. I go on holiday as much as I like, have great working hours and my life is easy. It's deeply frustrating that I so often wish for a really simple thing that I simply can't buy: Silence.