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…

Hopes

The skies are a little more overcast here today so I’m not feeling as guilty about enjoying being indoors, particularly as I can see my small and much loved garden from the window. The camellia and magnolia I was worried about (both were in bud far too soon, in the middle of winter because we…

Ok, that does it

My experiment is NOT going well. I did not get a single track off this album for the iPod so compliation CDs are going on the veto list. (I am, however going to be listening to the whole of Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby, now that I’ve had a gentle reminder…

Whose idea was this?

As explained in previous posts I am experimenting upon myself and it is starting to wear a little. I am still pretty sure it will have benefits at some point…just not yet. I changed my charity shop choice for this one. I closed my eyes and picked this CD from a branch of Barnardos, rather…

Another musical voyage

Following on from my decision to experiment, musically, on myself (here) I once again ventured through the door of the small nearby charity shop to choose CDs. This time I had company, who found it highly amusing that I managed to pick out Something To Remember by Madonna (an album of ballads) and Spirit of…

A very quick update

I know you’re all out there, awaiting the news, so here it is…I recommend the conditioner bars from Lush. My ends are tangle free and so all is right in the small part of the world contained within my bathroom…phew.

The Last Four Things (again)

As part of my very sporadic and irregular series, here are the last four things I bought. (As normal there are no books or food because food is too obvious and I buy A LOT of books – so they have their own posts). As a brief reminder – I write these particular posts because…

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…

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…

Presents!

Just a short post about presents, from a person who isn’t that fussed about Christmas… I treated myself to a gift box of paints, produced for charity, and now I have the delights of deciding what to do with them. The box is full of extraordinary colours from the place that brought us the Blackest…