A Very Small Break Indeed

It’s not all doom and gloom round here.  While our lives may have been turned upside down, we’re working really hard at actually living it.  So with that in mind, we booked a mini break.  When I say mini, I mean minute – 30 hours in a town 15 miles from home.  Does that count… Continue reading A Very Small Break Indeed

Life and Everything

Distractions I live by

I just read an article about blogging that gave suggested blogging topics. One was "What are your top 5 distractions and how do you deal with them?" I don't really need ideas about what to blog about, I just write what's in my head, but this one interests me a bit. I'm not sure where… Continue reading Distractions I live by

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?

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?