Two out of Four

If you had asked me a couple of months ago what I would do with some unexpected free time then book reading would have been top of the list. That is not how it has worked out. What I have been doing instead is hate-watching bad films and telly whilst knitting what I am lovingly…

Not perfect, but perfect

I mentioned the possibility of fresh bagels in my last post and fresh bagels were forthcoming. Sourdough bagels in fact. Not perfectly formed. Not perfectly browned. NOT perfectly Instagram-worthy. But delicious and perfect.

Hopes

The skies are a little more overcast here today so I’m not feeling as guilty about enjoying being indoors, particularly as I can see my small and much loved garden from the window. The camellia and magnolia I was worried about (both were in bud far too soon, in the middle of winter because we…

Just me?

In a ridiculous turn of events I woke up this morning feeling guilty for not feeling worse. How screwed up is that? The sun is shining and my little treasured garden is looking nice. People are listening to the pleas to protect our NHS workers and stay home (as far as I can tell from…

Tweaked perspective

Bath salts and body lotion have gained something of a bad reputation as things you buy people, usually women, when you can’t think of anything to give. But. When your hands are dry and sore because of constant washing after venturing even a little outside your house then hand creams become thoughtful, kind and much…

Not everyone

This isn’t the sort of business I frequent and I doubt if anyone who sees this will either, but I just wanted to point this out as an obvious statement that NOT EVERYONE IS BEING AN ARSEHOLE right now. Now I need a tee shirt saying ‘I’m blogging this’ just to warn people…

End Of The World playlist part two

I may have got a little silly and/or sarcastic with this end of the playlist…apologies if the tone doesn’t seem reverential or humble enough (not). Nobody on the subway – Absofacto (cuz they’re all working from home) Of course you exist – Pictish Trail (even though you haven’t seen or spoken to anyone for days)…

A slice of life (guest post)

(A guest post from Mr Doug Butts, commenter extraordinaire). I just went to my local Boots to get Lemsip. They were only allowing two people in the shop at a time so there was quite a queue outside. The spirit of the blitz has taken over. I had several conversations with young people and old…

End of the world playlist

So things are getting a bit weird, or maybe they have been weird for a while and I’m only just noticing? Either way it’s a bummer. So it was utterly joyful when Primal Scream – Loaded popped up on my iPod in the car and I suddenly remembered how much better I feel when loud…