I recently had to write a paragraph about myself, for a Who's Who type thing at work. I ended it with the line 'she also enjoys getting lost in a good book and taking on overly ambitious DIY projects'. I think 'enjoy' may have been too strong a word. My DIY adventures began years ago, … Continue reading Overly Ambitious
Many years ago I was a smoker. Not a heavy one, I felt sick after about 10 or 15 cigarettes per day, but it was still a very difficult habit to kick and it was ridiculously expensive, even back then, especially at a time when I had very little money. I failed to quit many, … Continue reading Healthy distractions
Part One here and Part Two here. Avoiding Drama-Llamas and other assorted arseholes - I spoke up when I saw an injustice, stood up to be counted and creditted those around me...screw you arseholes. https://memegenerator.net/instance/74938545/drama-llama-crazy-welcome-to-team-drama-llama Pressing the keys - I have drawn, I have written, I haven't yet designed a more efficent tractor but it's … Continue reading Round-up part three
A while ago I heard about a spat between two artists. Anish Kapoor had been granted exclusive rights to a sprayable version of a new paint. This paint was Vantablack, the blackest black ever. It absorbs so much light that things painted with it look like impenetrable voids. photo credit: Wikipedia The argument seems to … Continue reading Turning it around
Continuing on from yesterdays post...as if you needed more encouragement and suggestions for getting a life outside of work, more excuses to spend time away from your job or more reasons to get a little lost in your own bubble...below are websites to help. https://www.makingcomics.com/2014/09/24/10-things-start-comic-graphic-novel/ Get creative with pen and paper and stories and images … Continue reading MORE life outside of work
As the result of a recent conversation with a friend I have been thinking about how I and other people occupy our 'free' time. My friend is a football (soccer) fan and we were discussing her options for activities once the season ends. I was trying to convince her not to do her job of … Continue reading Life outside of work
I love knitting. It is impossible to eat, drink, smoke and/or engage in excessive interpretive dance whilst knitting. What I do not love however are boring knitting patterns. I refuse to wear hand knitted cardigans, for I am not that cool yet and I know my limits. So I make up my own patterns. The … Continue reading A woolly interlude.