Gentle Readers, I write to you on this, my lunch break, to acknowledge that since I last posted a piece of new writing it has been many months. My last post, The Memory Caretaker, was a piece of fiction writing I did some years ago, and I am now able to publish it on my … Continue reading Five months is just a short break
Memory is a funny thing. You think that your memories are accurate, but the passage of time takes the edges off a memory, leaving only the soft and shining centre. You forget the sadness or the pain that might have led to that memory, forget the joy. You just…remember. Remember it your way, and that’s … Continue reading The Memory Caretaker
I'll be honest: I'm not much of a nurturer. I'm fantastic at supporting, and I'm a bloody whiz at motivating, and I am a veritable shrew when it comes to...shall we say "constructively criticising"? But nurturing isn't one of my gifts. I'm just not patient enough, or - frankly - interested enough to want to … Continue reading Living Lagom – Nature -vs- Nurture (part 1)
Well, there we go. A second lockdown. Always fun. I accidentally rewrote most of the lyrics to "Hard-Knock Life" from Annie The Musical this morning, because I started singing 'it's the lockdown life for us' whilst messaging TTR, and then before I knew where I was...I'd come up with a few more lyrics: It's the … Continue reading Lockdown 2: The Sequel
Ironically, when I decided to 'revamp the lamp' in my living room, I imagined a fun little Saturday afternoon project that would take me an hour or two to complete. My entire week's holiday has been spent on this chuffing lamp. I could have just chucked the old lamp in the bin at the tip … Continue reading Living Lagom – Revamp The Lamp
Thrilled to be starting on my Lagom journey, I drafted my list of items and sent them off to my Lagom Leaders. They have now approved my list (yay!) and I'll be able to pick it up some time this week, so I thought I'd share with you all the fun things I decided to … Continue reading Swedish Sustainability Cults – Part 2
Back in September, I got an email from IKEA. It was inviting me to apply for their Live LAGOM (pronounced 'lar-goh-mm') project - a sustainability initiative designed, through workshops and working together, to help people find their way to a more sustainable life. I read through the information and thought, "Well that sounds fun!" and … Continue reading Swedish Sustainability Cults – Part 1
Well, it's been a week. A long, tiring, difficult week, that has culminated in my taking a mental health day from work, because. So...Fri-yay!!! I mean, I love my Dream Team, and I love my actual job, but there are some real buggers I interact with, and I ran out of patience on Tuesday afternoon … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!
Hello Gentle Readers. Apologies for the long silence and lack of posting. I have been moving house, contributing to bid-writing at work and dealing with some personal stuff. In all of that, the ability to post just slipped off my radar. But I woke up this morning and I thought, "Better get back on it, … Continue reading Whoops…I lost track of time.
The most exciting news of this week is that the incidents of new coronavirus cases in the UK has been falling, steadily, for the last two weeks. This is brilliant news, as, despite everyone's worst fears, it does look like the lockdown worked and the social distancing slowed infection rates. Hurray for lying on the … Continue reading Friday? Fri-yay!