5 out of 6 ain’t bad

As I don’t count books as purchases, under the purview of my minimalist and frugalist efforts, they surely deserve posts of their own and whilst I don’t expect anyone to buy anything based on a review of mine I do enjoy bigging up books I have enjoyed…the title of this post is a clue to…

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…

Decisions, decisions

Although I rarely talk about it in public, politics is very important to me. I don’t talk about it because a: my opinion is only important to me – I don’t feel the need to share it (blog posts excepted, as previously stated this blog is to get stuff out of my head, if it…

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…

Doodles and Delights II

As with yesterday’s efforts these were quick, non-thinky, just for the giggles doodles that are NOT high art, or any sort of art really. They were done simply for the soothing effect they had on my brain…maybe I should start them again…

A mixed bunch

Four books – 25% kicking myself for waiting so long to read it, 25% better than I thought, 25% muh and 25% nope. The Nope one was The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane, the language is best described as poetic and I can see how that would appeal to some people (so this would be…

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…

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…

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…

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…