The big reopening (15.2021)

While countries across Europe are looking like into lockdown again, here in the UK we have reached a milestone in reopening - pubs and shops and hairdressers and gyms are now open for customers. Except pubs (and restaurants and cafes) are only open for custom in outside spaces. And yoga studios can't open because that… Continue reading The big reopening (15.2021)

Hints of spring; yet more winter (5.21)

This week I had my performance appraisal. It went well. My main concern was that when the discussion started, I looked out the window and saw a bee stuck in a spider’s web right in my eyeline, struggling to get itself free. And while I’m trying to say good things about what I did last… Continue reading Hints of spring; yet more winter (5.21)

Last week, this week, sorry I’m late (42.20)

I’m a little bit late catching up on last week. I was on holiday, and it took me a little longer to get my thoughts in order when I got home. This ad is old news now; I think they have been pulled when public reaction went so strongly against them. It’s so wrong in… Continue reading Last week, this week, sorry I’m late (42.20)

In the Peak District (36.20)

My name is Michelle and I'm a book addict. On our recent 10 day tour of the Peak District and surrounds, I came back with 12 new books. All second hand mind, but 12 of them. Do you know how much 12 books weigh? A lot. Especially when you add them to four books that… Continue reading In the Peak District (36.20)

tHe wEEk tHAt wAs (16.2020)

Last week was the 5th week of working from home. The cheerful confirmations from senior management that we as an institution have an important part to play in responding to and eventually helping recovery from this crisis don’t seem to be filtering down to my team. This was the first week that several people admitted… Continue reading tHe wEEk tHAt wAs (16.2020)

The first week of 2020

Yes it's that time of year when people make resolutions that they don't keep. I'm going to break it down smaller, and try and set myself things to think about and do each month. Having had another spell of ill heath at the end of 2019, I'm starting 2020 with a commitment to building up… Continue reading The first week of 2020