Putting the pieces back together (31.2021)

It's strange how pieces from different places connect sometimes. I'm not talking about jigsaws here (for once). I heard this week that one of the more interesting novels I've read in recent years, Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, has been made into a movie called Spoor. I found… Continue reading Putting the pieces back together (31.2021)

Before and After (27.2021)

I'm disappointed that I'm late again with getting this week's post published. Sorry, but my weekends that should be my writing and reading time are being eaten up by jigsaws. Pointless gesture of the week: the Queen awarded a medal to the National Health service (NHS) on the occasion of their 73rd anniversary. Not on… Continue reading Before and After (27.2021)

Too hot to think? (23.2021)

Have I taken on too much with catching up on the circular economy course and doing my regular work, taking up running again and doing my #1000wordsofsummer? All on the hottest week of the year so far? This week it certainly felt like it. I haven’t had much time to think about writing this blog… Continue reading Too hot to think? (23.2021)

Break it down again (48.20)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1100QINlo4 Break it down again, no more sleepy dreaming. Good grief, here we are already, approaching the last four weeks of the year. Maybe that's why I have those fluttering feelings of panic in my chest. No, this year the panic is more likely linked to a sense of 'where did all that time go'?… Continue reading Break it down again (48.20)

Jigsaw / lockdown

I've just realised that jigsaw puzzles are perfect metaphors for lockdown, and not just fun activities to do during lockdown. (And I am using the word fun advisedly.) Jigsaws - and perhaps lockdowns too - start initially with some enthusiasm when you tip everything out onto the table and anything seems possible. That's the time… Continue reading Jigsaw / lockdown

Chaos, connection.. and broken internet (47.20)

After having some plaster repairs a few weeks ago, we repainted the bathroom on Sunday and Monday. I say "repainted the bathroom" - what we did was repaint only those areas that had had plaster work done. Something strange happened when we opened the bathroom paint. It curdled. Like old cream, it turned into a… Continue reading Chaos, connection.. and broken internet (47.20)

Jigsaw Jigsaw Jigsaw Jigsaw (46.20)

This week I have mostly been doing: Jigsaws! Every evening! During my lunchbreak! Most of the weekend! Please please no more jigsaws! We've now completed two jigsaws this lockdown and I need a break now before we start another one. (There are two more waiting in the cupboard.) I heard on the radio that the… Continue reading Jigsaw Jigsaw Jigsaw Jigsaw (46.20)