Pointless machismo, from a woman type person no less.

In an effort to singlehandedly address climate change and to prove, once and for all, that I’m an Uber-Stoic, I had made a vow to myself to not turn the central heating on until at least the end of October. October came and went and we were un-artificially heated. The Plague Blanket was utilised a…

Mists and mellow…

Traditionally (I believe) Spring is the season of new beginnings and fresh starts, but for me it is the Autumn that brings those things. Cold, clean air that is moved along by gusts full of orange leaves is easier to breath. Bright sunlight that illuminates without overheating is easier to see with. Walking home during…

Knowing when to let them go

It’s time. The vast array of Kitchen Friends have to be sent off to pastures new. I really feel like I should point out that I had quite a large stash of these BEFORE the lockdown started – I do not use twice as much loo roll as the rest of the world…it just looks…

Mornin’ All

How to begin? I have been feeling… The world is now full of…. It has all been a bit much recently. I am also REALLY tired of hearing about and thinking about how it has all been a bit much recently. So I have avoided writing anything more than a short shopping list or desperately…

Random thoughts

I don’t know if I am having more or fewer random thoughts right now, it is hard to tell with everything else that is going on, but here are three of the most recent: It is going to feel REALLY WERID to walk into a supermarket without having to queue first. I really hope I…

Admitting defeat

I have failed. Below is my entire windowsill cress harvest. Just to put your minds at rest – the remaining massively out of date seeds will be composted and so take their parts in that circle of life malarkey. Someone, whose mouse and keyboard privileges may be revoked soon, has already ordered some more…FREE SALAD!…

Lists and how to kick their arses

So it turns out that broadcasting to the whole world, via the internet, what I intend to achieve has a motivating effect on me. In previous years it would have been my overwhelming need for approval that made me finish yesterdays list but I’m sooooooooo over that and now I’m pretty sure I managed to…

The new normal

I have read a lot of articles recently about how things will change after all of our lockdowns are over. There has been everything from how we should carry on not using our cars and taking flights, through to millions of people (apparently) growing their own food and becoming self-sufficient from their tiny gardens or…

Staying sane with general knowledge

As much as I hate social media sites….and I REALLY HATE social media sites…I was convinced to download the House Party app to enable my kid to organise a family quiz meet. (Just to really force home the point, the app was deleted immediately after the fun was done). I am very happy to report…

How the mind wanders

Having been inspired by todays post on Virtual Brush Box (here) I decided to spend some of my suddenly free time doing some arty-fart – specifically doodling a postcard to send to someone I would normally have seen at least three or four times in the past two weeks but because of the lockdown I…