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, Work

Lost the Faith

What is it to fall out of love with your life? I’ve not written publicly about my current circumstances because it is too personal and private, not just to me but to my family.  We are currently living with the reality of incurable cancer, with imminent loss and grief and bereavement.  It is surprising me… Continue reading Lost the Faith

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?

Life and Everything

World COPD Day

It's World COPD Day today, in recognition of people who, like me,  suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  I was going to go to the gym, in my own personal celebration of continuing to survive this damn thing. But I've been slain by a migraine this morning, so it's sofa and snooze instead. It's frustrating… Continue reading World COPD Day

Fitness and Health, Life and Everything

That Fitness Feeling

I've been thinking about this thing "fitness" a lot. As you know, I have gone back to the gym for the first time in 10 years and I'm loving it. My local gym is great - local authority run, helpful staff, fantastic quality and range of equipment and really friendly users. There's some serious athletes… Continue reading That Fitness Feeling