The last three things

I’m starting this post with a pretty smug attitude, my minimalist attempts seem to be working. The last four things posts (here and here) were quite a while ago but I really had to search to find anything (other than groceries or books) that I had bought in the meantime…Go Frugal Team Me! This first…

Is life too short…really?

Yesterday I met someone for the first time. Afterwards I sent a follow up email with a joke in it. I didn’t really think about it before I sent it, it was an appropriate joke, suitable for the subject matter and I am at the age and stage of my career where, should someone wish…

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…

Lifelong learning

I have started keeping notes of new stuff I learn. Not the stuff I specifically research for work or just to satisfy my curiosity, but the new information that comes to me unbidden, the fact gems that are discovered randomly and without much effort. Last weeks diamonds were: The origin of the name Kellogg is…

Why other animals are better than humans.

Warning: This might become a long running series, although I might get stuck finding a way that wasps are better than humans, I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Explanation: The title of this post is a little wordier than it needs to be. I could have just written ‘Why animals are better…

Living before dying

This isn’t supposed to be a morbid post, but it does talk about death so it might be worth avoiding if that’s a topic that pains you. When I think about my own death I try to make it about practicalities rather than wallowing in how dreadful it will be for the rest of the…

This months books

Whilst it is VERY easy to let everyday life distract you from the things you enjoy, as well as the stuff that is good for you, it is important to make time for non-productive, non-money making, non-thinky stuff. That is easier said than done but the benefits, once you’ve tried it a few times, become…

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…

Today

I had a post scheduled for today, instead I’m doing the tiniest thing possible. Striking. Tomorrow I will do more…