Harvest time (29.2022)

You know who I keep thinking about? Barb from season one Stranger Things. I don’t know why, but I keep picturing her sitting by the pool while her friends are off upstairs. Sitting there feeling sad, feeling pissed off and (spoilers!) about to be eaten by a monster. Although she doesn’t know that. We just… Continue reading Harvest time (29.2022)

Looking ahead – and backwards (27.2022)

I haven't written a weekly update for some time - sorry about that. I've been letting other things take up my time and as a result have not focussed much on this blog. Some short headline life news: I didn't get the job I applied for. I am not terribly upset about it. I think… Continue reading Looking ahead – and backwards (27.2022)

How to be a winner and loser at the same time (19.22)

Good and bad news this week. Let's start with this week’s bad news: I lost a friend. Not a real friend, but someone whose voice I have listened to intently over the last two years. Someone whose relaxing tone helped me feel calm and focussed; someone who made me laugh; someone who helped me calm… Continue reading How to be a winner and loser at the same time (19.22)

Gruntled and Gormful (18.22)

Wordplay Isn't the English language a funny thing? We were discussing this week the idea of being gormless. It's one of those anti-words that doesn't really have a postive version. You can be gormless but not gormful. Why is that? Why does gormless persist as a word but gormful doesn't? And what it gorm? But… Continue reading Gruntled and Gormful (18.22)