Life and Everything

Bullet Journalling: Are you a slave to the list?

Maybe I'm a grumpy old woman but ... Bullet Journalling, what the... A while back I read an article on 'Bullet Journalling' by (the surely lovely and intelligent) Nicole Nguyen (who maybe is just trying to make a living). "Try breaking up your days into time periods: morning, afternoon, evening. This will make actually completing… Continue reading Bullet Journalling: Are you a slave to the list?

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Work

Is ‘Artist’ a Proper Job Title?

I had a meeting with a bank manager yesterday.  You know what banks are, they need to extract every detail of your life from you.  I know why, and it makes sense (fraud, money laundering, credit rating etc etc), but I hate it. I particularly hate the inevitable question about what I do for a… Continue reading Is ‘Artist’ a Proper Job Title?

Life and Everything, Politics

Hey! Keep your smugness to yourself.

I got involved in an interesting discussion online. Part of the ongoing project of a friend who is on a mission to reduce the waste her household produces. She's doing an impressive job, but occasionally she comes across something that is neither reuseable nor recyclable nor compostable. This morning it was waxed paper. (Which is… Continue reading Hey! Keep your smugness to yourself.

Fitness and Health, Life and Everything

How do you ask for help?

How do you ask for help when you feel vulnerable? How do you ask for help?  I've been wondering this for years, decades.    I think everyone finds it difficult, but some people seem to have the knack for it.  Some people can say "I really need help with tackling my garden this month." or… Continue reading How do you ask for help?