London doesn’t cope well with properly cold weather. You would think, being a European capital, that the city would have some degree of familiarity with how to behave in the cold. But it doesn’t. Examples: * when it snows, drivers have no idea how to drive anymore. Cars are abandoned at the side of the… Continue reading Cold
It feels somewhat synchronous to me, that my mother and the Queen both passed in the same year. The Queen was five years older than my mother, but their birthdays were only three days apart. Both Taurus - I can only vouch for my mother but I'm sure the Queen was also stubborn and determined.… Continue reading My mother and the Queen
My new office cafeteria has a number of high bench seats that face the windows. Here you can sit with your back to the cafeteria and look out at the view. But I can’t help thinking how these were labelled in early pictures of the new building: seats for lonely eaters. It was probably a… Continue reading Seats for lonely eaters
“Check your smuggalum,” Your what? It was only when I heard something about “fire”, I realised this was a radio ad recommending we check our smoke alarms. (or smuggalums) to avoid dying in a house fire. Good advice, but why not get someone who can articulate clearly to do the radio voice for something so… Continue reading What did they say?
When did I start having a problem with stairs? I don’t mean the being out of breath walking up stairs kind of thing. I mean being unsure of what my feet are doing when going down stairs. There are a lot of stairs on my new commute and (taking heed of the guidance from French… Continue reading Stairs
Walking through the park this morning, it looks like all the children in the neighbourhood are here for soccer (football) training. One side of the park is crowded with groups of small children gathered around temporary goals, running and shouting and being directed by adults. They seem to range from very small (maybe three years… Continue reading As seen
Today's topic is: What's a superpower you'd love to have? Incredible strength? Nah. You'd spend your whole time doing favours for people and opening everyone's jars. Flying? Tempting, but nah. Time travel? Oh, so much to take into account with this one, and what if you turn up naked like in the Terminator or the… Continue reading Bloganuary 17: Superpower
Today's bloganuary topic is "Write about a challenge you faced and overcame." OK guys, how about this? I lived through a global pandemic. I got sad. I got paranoid. I felt better. Then I went back to being sad again. And around in a circle my feelings did go. I took up running. I stopped… Continue reading Bloganuary 14: Challenge
I have big issues with gratitude practice. To me it comes across as a great big humble brag about all the wonderful things you have in your life when I know there are so many people out there who have so little. Gratitude makes me feel guilty. How's that for where my mind is at!… Continue reading Bloganuary 10: gratitude
Two years ago I let myself say out loud that I wanted to write a novel. That was my big dream. And then I read an article by Mel Robbins that asked, “What are you doing to achieve your dream? I’ve met so many people who say they want to be writers and when I… Continue reading Bloganuary 8: What do you like most about your writing?