More Daft Doodles

With encouragement from commenters and partners in crime, I present some more daft doodles – with explanations because my doodles tend to need them. This next one is my latest commision and may need some explaining. The phrase I was challenged with was ‘You’re not as green as you are cabbage looking’…the explanation for that…

It works…sort of

After the failed (but not 100% failed) experiment of my Xmas dinner the gauntlet was thrown down (too dramatic?) by Ennuiandwaffles in the comments. Pickled gherkins? No problem. I’m not sure if this completes the brief – have I really paired things that are great on their own to achieve new and surprising peaks of…

It doesn't work but I don't care

(I am starting with a disclaimer on this one…it is my 5th ‘non-thinky’ post in a row but I have not lost my frustration, fury or angst, I am merely turning my back on them for a while. It isn’t a Christmas thing, it’s a ‘I’m tired of those people doing those things’ thing). The…

A reason for bad poetry

‘Twas the morning of Christmas in the atheist’s house and nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. This was because she knew the real reason for the season is the axial tilt of the Earth and so did not feel the need to arise from her bed any earlier than usual. Also, she didn’t keep…

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…

101

This is my one hundredth and first post and I should probably say something about how happy I am to have made it this far and how I never thought I would, but I don’t think about the future like that. I am more of an ‘it is what it is’ and ‘what will be…

Palate cleanser

After all the politic angst (perfectly reasonable and deserved angst IMO) and deep and meaningful ponderings I was advised to post something lighter and more delicious…so here it is. I subscribe to a weekly email newsletter from Laura Olin. I am rarely interested in everything I receive via email newsletters, but they are worth it…

Pausing to do stuff

Apologies for the blogging break (and as I insist that I write this for myself as much as anyone else those are apologies to me too) but decorating was done, Black Friday shopping was avoided like the plague and puppies were played with (not my puppy, but who wouldn’t stop blogging to stare into those…

A flippant post about gym etiquette

For those who have never succumbed to the pressure to join a gym and get all fit and lithe (ha! as if!) there are parts of it that are not obvious and that you don’t learn until you’ve dived in and paid your money. There is an Etiquette. (There is also a pecking order but…

The point is?

I have been going through a period of pondering whether my shouting into the void (blogging) is actually contributing anything postive or meaningful, to the world or just my life, or whether I am simply adding to the noise. I’m not sure that now, with these thoughts in my mind, I should be sending out…