The things we do when bored

One of the things that has gone a little by the wayside for me since all this kicked off is exercise. I see articles telling me not to worry about it, that self care and mental well being is more important than watching every calorie or counting every step, but they don’t seem to realise…

The new normal

I have read a lot of articles recently about how things will change after all of our lockdowns are over. There has been everything from how we should carry on not using our cars and taking flights, through to millions of people (apparently) growing their own food and becoming self-sufficient from their tiny gardens or…

Seven of Seven

My challenge is over (unless something Earth-shattering happens to stop me pressing ‘Publish’ on this). Seven posts for seven days and all I can say is Kudos to the people that do this all the time! Were any lessons learnt? Yes, don’t accept any more challenges from the toilet roll people who live in your…

Creature comforts part 3

I don’t usually watch a lot of telly but I can be persuaded to go to the cinema for the odd blockbuster. I adore huge films with massive explosions as well as adorable indie films which few people have heard of, but in recent years the bits they don’t talk about in the blockbusters –…

Creature comforts part 2

Music has always been vitally important to me, but sometime I forget that. Having a brain that works that way may seem like a disadvantage to some people – you forget there is something in the world you really enjoy?! – but I find it strangely delightful. I can be having a down day, a…

Creature comforts

I mentioned previously that although I have not managed much book reading since being furloughed I did reread the first three books in the City Watch series by Terry Pratchett. Those books are not really reading to me, I have read them so often I can quote parts of them now, but they provide huge…

A barney in a queue

Having a barney is what some of us in the UK call an argument, dispute or heated discussion and today I saw one. I actually described it as a barney when I texted someone about it because it wasn’t loud enough for a row, wasn’t physical enough for a fight and didn’t go on long…

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…