Many years ago I was a smoker. Not a heavy one, I felt sick after about 10 or 15 cigarettes per day, but it was still a very difficult habit to kick and it was ridiculously expensive, even back then, especially at a time when I had very little money. I failed to quit many, … Continue reading Healthy distractions
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... 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.
Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Searching for the curious - Strangely enough, whilst looking for curiosity in others I have rediscovered some of it in myself, which makes me ridiculously happy. (I also find myself struggling to NOT judge people on their lack of curiosity...but that's an on-going woe for me that I … Continue reading Round up part four
Part One here and Part Two here. Avoiding Drama-Llamas and other assorted arseholes - I spoke up when I saw an injustice, stood up to be counted and creditted those around me...screw you arseholes. https://memegenerator.net/instance/74938545/drama-llama-crazy-welcome-to-team-drama-llama Pressing the keys - I have drawn, I have written, I haven't yet designed a more efficent tractor but it's … Continue reading Round-up part three