Time to think (37.2021)

This week, I have been concerned about wasps: the winged insect kind, not white Anglo-Saxon Protestants. They have built a nest in my neighbour’s roof. I don’t know how long they’ve been there but on the weekend I saw a lot of flying things caught in the sunlight over their roof while I was doing… Continue reading Time to think (37.2021)

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)

Back in the old routine (26.2021)

It's always tough adjusting back to work after a holiday. Being stationary for longer periods of time, having to think and concentrate, and worst of all, not having regular access to British TV murdering programmes. The last one was easiest to solve, and Husband and I - for our sins - are watching old episodes… Continue reading Back in the old routine (26.2021)

Not a great start to the year (1.2021)

I can’t say I like this year much more than last year so far. All the shitty stuff that was with us last year did not disappear with the clocks chiming midnight on 31 December. In fact some things are getting worse - Covid, the political situation in the USA, my weight. Ok, maybe it’s… Continue reading Not a great start to the year (1.2021)

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)