All together now….

I’m currently trying to think which tune works best for the word ‘Procrastination’, I think I’m gonna go with the jaunty Cliff Richard version of ‘Congratulations’. Procrastinations and celebrationsWhen am I sitting doing nowt but idling Procrastinations and jubilationsDon’t want the world to know I’m self-sabotaging However the reason for my lyrical wonderings isn’t because…

Pondering a project

This isn’t really a post of any significance, or maybe it will become something of significance later, to me anyway, but….here’s what a bag of 1000 paper cranes looks like: My plan is to send them for recycling all at once, I LOVE the idea of someone working at the recycling centre watching my lovingly…

And me! And me!

(This was going to be entitled ‘Me too!’ But that has a different meaning nowadays…) Not wanting to be left out of the vaccination update posts…I got my first dose about an hour ago. We went with AstroZeneca, for that space-sounding vibe (and also because we didn’t have a choice) and I didn’t actually feel…

Been thinking about it

Today is Mother’s Day in the UK. We still can’t hug our kids unless we live in the same house, but we can deliver socially distanced presents and cards. There is no higher accolade. No reward, no status, no money or power greater than knowing your kid has grown up to be a decent human…

Not a prediction…

We have been watched a huge number of documentaries recently, which I’m sure will result in some sort of blog post soon enough, but last night’s fare has a connection to something I read this morning. Some background: I no longer read the news on ‘proper’ news sites…it’s too depressing and I VERY soon realised…

A mixed bag

My renewed reading is still in full swing, for which I am incredibly grateful, and it felt like time to regale the Internet with more of my opinions, for which I’m sure you’re all incredibly grateful too. I had mixed results from the books I chose to read, hence the title, so these aren’t in…

Back in the saddle

I was reasonably sure that one day I would be able to read fiction again, even after the pandemic and the end of a 20 year career had sucked all the enjoyment of reading from my brain. I imagined that it would be a little like starting to ride a bike again after a couple…

Nourish yourself first

A couple of days ago I heard a great snippet of information. Apparently, when the band 10cc made their track ‘I’m not in love’, they didn’t know what an enormous hit it would be, but they did realise that they had made a pretty great song. So they used to lie on the floor, in…

How it begins

Happy New Year…if you’re into that sort of thing. I am usually not, in fact I would love for it to be just another turn of the calendar, so that we can be rid of the self-defeating notion that by simply wishing to be better, healthier, slimmer, more well read and/or having climbed more mountains,…

Merry Whatever

Christmas morning 2020: line delivered by my Partner In Crime upon delving into one of my gifts, a copy of English Pastoral – an inheritance by James Rebanks. “Well. Ok. It just took until the second sentence for the word Shit to appear”. I expect the book to be fantastic, but the quote sums up…