Revamp!

I was planning on waiting until my one year blogiversary (?) to change my theme and colour scheme, but I am an impatient sod, so here it is!

Radio silence over

As I have previously mentioned, I do enjoy an overly ambitious DIY project every now and again. This time I managed to include some artistic gubbins too. I have never really attempted anything this big before and I under-estimated how long it would take (it turns out happy little trees take FAR longer to create…

Oh the irony

In a twist of fate, the likes of which are normally reserved for fiction, this week I have been laid low by The Plague (a cold). My last post was on what you should do to prepare for death and this week it has felt like it was actually a possibility. (Yes, I am a…

The perils of being an animal lover

A pigeon hit my living room window a short while ago so I went outside to look for a body but there wasn’t one. Then I saw a stunned pigeon hiding out underneath my fuchsia bushes. It is breathing alright, its wings are not bent at weird angles and its eyes are blinking (from what…

Overly Ambitious

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,…

If you’re listening…

I recently enquired of a trusted partner in crime whether or not the NSA would start following my blog if I wrote a post slagging off ‘president’ trump.  The answer I got back was “They already do, and they’d like to see more recipes” so in an attempt to satisfy my audience, no matter how…

The last three

I am a person of extremes and happy about it. But balance in all things is the key to contentment, so as well as spending a lot of money in book shops I spend a little money (and get a lot for it) in the book departments of charity shops. The three novels below are…

Illustrated distraction – part 2

Following on from yesterday…(Sometime NSFW!) Dumbing Of Age – I started on a random page of this and then immediately went back to the start and read them all. I feel like I know these characters and their struggles really well now and I am ridiculously invested in what they get up to. A must…

Illustrated distractions – part 1

While books and documentaries can feed the mind sometimes I just want something lighter and more ridiculous to entertain me. Below are links to cartoons and online graphic novels that all have something I consider special. They are either daft and very funny, or funny and thought provoking. I tend to save them up for…