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
Here's to a long weekend of relaxing. Memes for memes sake.
What do you do when the world has become so toxic, so utterly alien, so horrifying that you almost long for the small, deeply personal, lonely wounds that caused you so much pain all those years ago? Knowing that I survived those things makes it possible to gaze back at them almost fondly. I had … Continue reading 130 a day
I completely forgot to mention the best bit about standing desks. Stick your headphones on and shake that ass. Photo credit: https://simplesparrowstudio.com/product/this-kitchen-is-for-dancing/
I used to think that the view from my seat having an effect on my ability to write made me some sort of diva (sigh, I can't possibly put pen to paper until I have just the right wallpaper, fountain pen, artisan water and/or meditation music...sigh) and that me being a diva let me off … Continue reading Is where as important as when?
I have exactly TWO regrets in life. This isn't because I have led a life full of joy and security, but because I know that every decision, even the ridiculously bad ones, have led me to where and who I am now. I am happy to take responsibility for those decisions, even the ones that … Continue reading No Regrets…ok, 2 regrets
Please VOTE. If you are eligible to vote in the local elections on Thursday PLEASE VOTE. Local elections may not seem that important, but if you care about potholes in your roads and whether or not contracts for huge new shopping centres are awarded fairly then you really should be interested. Local elections are where … Continue reading An Appeal to fellow Brits
Just a quick post to break yet another Blog-fast. Relaxing and recuperating to me means music, drifting thoughts and gentle inspiration triggers...all included below: BBC 6 Music - a wonderful place to find new music, bands and artists. Most of their DJs are passionate about finding new talent and sharing it with you. Of course … Continue reading Recommended Delights
For years I avoided putting pen to paper or moving my fingers across the keys because as much as I love language and literature I could not imagine myself as a ‘proper’ writer. My demons were loud, even as they whispered, and it was easier to just not. I would stand up and declare that … Continue reading Pressing The Keys