A dose of ’90s pop

It has been a tiring week: a combination of late nights, early rises, and a few unusual stresses, including a trip to eye hospital... fortunately everything now seems to be sorted. It meant that when I settled down today, excited to finish The Ship of Destiny, I couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than … Continue reading A dose of ’90s pop


Yay for a snow day!

Oh yes, I have taken a holiday, and not to go out and play in the snow, oh no – I properly fell on the ice on Wednesday. It’s to stay inside ALL DAY and read some Robin Hobb and bake some rock cakes and do two lots of life admin and write a blog … Continue reading Yay for a snow day!

2017: The Good

2017 has been a weird year. I’m not sure if it’s the just the state of global politics (‘just’) making it difficult not to sink into despair and set up camp there, but I’ve just not felt quite right for most of it. However, this is not a post for reflecting on that, because first … Continue reading 2017: The Good


Harry Potter 20

I have a confession to make. Around twenty years ago, my sister’s friend lent her a book. My sister was about to give it back when the friend asked if I would like to read it. I opened it to the first page and read: Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were … Continue reading Harry Potter 20


Holiday at Home: Photo Diary

I got home from my trip home over a week ago, but at the moment it seems like if I manage to check something off my to-do list within a month then it's good going. I always take lots of photos and never post half of them, so I decided to record my trip with … Continue reading Holiday at Home: Photo Diary


Ten good things about today

Ten Good Things, 25.01.17 When real news is getting you down (and you have to specify the type of news you mean), it might help to take note of the good little things in an ordinary day. I got home on time, despite the trains being a mess. My train might have been cancelled, but there was … Continue reading Ten good things about today


30 Before 30 So Far

When I realised it was thirty months until I’m thirty, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to jump on the 30-things-I’d-like-to-do-before-I’m-30 bandwagon. I had a look at my bucket list and tried to think what else I would like to achieve, but I can’t come up with thirty interesting things to realistically aim for in … Continue reading 30 Before 30 So Far