There is a blog I subscribe to, Raptitude.com and the email he sent today has helpfully provided an 'in' for the art filled post I wanted to write. Better than 'I was fortunate enough to go to Tate Modern this weekend' is 'I read this post and it made me think about how I do … Continue reading Staring into space
I have not been feeling the desperate need to set words to screen recently, but I am not stressing about that as much as I may have done in the past. I think my lack of anxiety comes from the time and thought I have put into why I blog in the first place. It … Continue reading Blogging…what is it good for?
It seems that my brain demands that I justify my blogging, to myself and the world (You, Dear Reader), every few posts so yes, this thing is still just for me, still just for me to get these words out of my head, and still just for me to type ridiculously long sentences, just because … Continue reading Side effects and silver linings
My friend, Lackadaisicalwhimsy - who blogs here and here, has set herself a challenge of one blog post per day for the whole of August. I LOVE challenges, far more than resolutions (that are often broken the next day) because challenges such as these are personal. You get to measure their success for yourself, without … Continue reading Lists and lists and…
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 … Continue reading Illustrated distraction – part 2
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 … Continue reading Illustrated distractions – part 1
Following on from yesterday... 3: Lush shampoo bar and tin I have started using these Lush shampoo bars as a way to reduce the plastic I buy and because, once I started using them, I discovered how much better my hair feels. They do not seems to leave as much residue when they're rinsed out, … Continue reading The last four things – part 2
I am trying to find a balance between frugality and minimalism. On the surface it would seem that they are compatible but frugality means buying 100 of something if you find it on offer (so that the next 100 times you need that thing you have not paid full price for it) whereas minimalism means … Continue reading The last four things – part 1
This post is due, in part, to another blogger who's writing I have been very much enjoying (Virtual Brush Box). As part of one of her past posts she wrote what seems like a throw away phrase: Don't laugh, It's paid for. This phrase has been sitting in my mind since I read it and … Continue reading Don’t laugh, it’s paid for.
It has been pointed out to me that some readers of this blog may not know where the BlueDot festival got its name. As the Voyager 1 probe was sailing away from Earth and about to leave the solar system the astronomer Carl Sagan requested that it be turned around in order to take a … Continue reading Pale Blue Dot