I’m cycling along part of the Swedish coast and as usual, packing and getting ready to go was a series of small breakdowns and catastrophes, and as usual, I survived and got to the bus much later than intended but with enough time to be let on 😉 (They were running a little bit late, […]
I have a cycling jacket which I wear when I go cycling. I have a coat which I wear when I go anywhere (outside) without my bike. If I am likely to be going anywhere after cycling, or cycling when I get somewhere, I wear one and take the other one with me. Today, I […]
I had a train to catch this afternoon and I caught it.
I have a rowing machine. I bought it on a whim when I bought my aquarium. Not necessarily an obvious connection but they were both second hand and being sold by the same family. And I’d already borrowed the van. It’s not especially good quality. It’s not, according to my brother who actually rows, a […]
Written on Nov 8th 2018. Mostly. The draft was saved on the 21st (also Nov ’18) Found and backposted on Nov 4th 2021. New intro: I was on my way home from a holiday in France and Spain, staying in the AirBnB for the second time. The owner had let me leave my bike there […]
Here we go again. Jesska makes a plan and life makes it impossible to see it through. *** At the end of August I bought new fish. They were quite expensive as cheap fish go (nothing like as expensive as posh koi) and quite a luxury considering that I don’t “need” fish for anything. I […]
It’s Friday. I’m supposed to be in the middle of a two day committee meeting. Instead I am lying on a towel looking at this: rejoicing at the slight breeze and listening to the birdsong and the buzzing of a million insects. Yesterday I looked up at the sky through the branches for the first […]
Mostly written last night. This morning it was warm and sunny and I cycled to work in a T-shirt and skirt. Yesterday and most of last week that was no problem. Today however… When I looked out of the window at 5 this evening it was raining. The weather forecast I should ideally have looked […]
Mid April A couple of weeks ago, I took some friends on an exploratory trip around my part of the world. F pointed out an advert for “cinema night” on the notice board of one of my local churches. They were going to show a children’s film, followed by a film called “More than honey”. […]
Most people (I think, probably) arrive on time because they plan to. They have a fairly realistic idea of how long it takes to get somewhere and what they have to do on each side of the journey and they plan accordingly, leaving a buffer for emergencies or unexpected events. I, on the other hand, […]
From Friday. Once upon a time, when I lived by myself, I bought myself all manner of things arelatively well used staircase, a I had a subwoofer under one arm, the other handnd used them as required. Then I moved in with xDB and stopped needing most of my things. I sold some and gave […]
(or: on letting go of what is not yet broken) If it’s working and you know it, leave it alone! If it’s working and you know it, leave it alone! If it’s working and you know it, and you really want to keep it that way, If it’s working and you know it, leave it […]
Did anyone else notice the parts where I said “plan” and claimed it as my own?
Did all the alarm bells start ringing?
I’ve mostly slept on an airbed since moving into my flat. The first one died, despite the stars, and I replaced it with a second of the same sort. I love airbeds, especially the deep ones, but since winter arrived it’d started to get damp underneath and I really really don’t want the floor to […]
For various reasons I am down to one pair of trousers which fits. I took said pair of trousers off and left them on the bathroom floor while I had a shower. It was already late and I was already sleepy, but sometimes needs must. I got out of the shower, looking forward to going […]