Decisions, decisions

Although I rarely talk about it in public, politics is very important to me. I don’t talk about it because a: my opinion is only important to me – I don’t feel the need to share it (blog posts excepted, as previously stated this blog is to get stuff out of my head, if it…

This is what success looks like

For some reason (I’m going with peer pressure) I decided to plough my way through all of the fiction in my Tsundoku . Annoyingly I managed this a lot faster than I had hoped, some of them were rubbish and I refuse to put myself through that any more, so I ended up in the…

Change of perspective

When I first started thinking about this post it was going to be about how, once she has out-lived her usefulness, Donna Rotunno (one of Harvey Weinstein’s new lawyers) would be thrown under the bus along with all the other women she put there, but my perspective has changed. Yes, I still think she will…

Doodles and Delights II

As with yesterday’s efforts these were quick, non-thinky, just for the giggles doodles that are NOT high art, or any sort of art really. They were done simply for the soothing effect they had on my brain…maybe I should start them again…

Doodles and Delights

Blah, blah, blah…I am so sick of hearing myself moan (although I do have a good excuse, the world is going to hell after all) so these are posts about good stuff. These are things that lift the spirit instead of crushing it. Doodles – some time ago I went through a phase of requesting…

Sticking with what works

I made it a mission, quite a while ago, to avoid mainstream news and the organisations that transmit it, but I am still out and about in the world so occasionally I have to endure ‘normal’ telly and the guff that passes for information on it. What I have noticed, when sitting through the programmes…

A short post about Celebrity

Celebrities – I either value their work, as actors, writers or artists…or I don’t. Either way I do not need to know what they ate for breakfast or who they are currently shagging. Knowing that stuff devalues their work to me, I don’t want to see behind the curtain or know how the sausage is…

A mixed bunch

Four books – 25% kicking myself for waiting so long to read it, 25% better than I thought, 25% muh and 25% nope. The Nope one was The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane, the language is best described as poetic and I can see how that would appeal to some people (so this would be…

Stubbornness and snobbery

Part Two – Snobbery Yesterdays post, where I described how I used my stubbornness to quit smoking, was easier to write than I think this one will be. It is easier to suggest that stubbornness can be a strength than to show how snobbery can be too. So please forgive any rambling that occurs during…

Stubbornness and snobbery

Part One – Stubbornness As previously mentioned I am not a fan of resolutions, particularly New Year’s ones, but I do love a good challenge (I currently have 707 members of my paper crane army – I could invade a small, undefended island with that lot). The best sort are those you devise yourself, not…