To misquote Frank Turner: you know your life is heading in a questionable direction when you hurt your back and daren’t ask anyone for help.. It’s indeed a long road up to recovery. And to a tidy house.
Hell hath no desire to buy power tools like a woman determined not to be dependent on people who don’t deserve it… I just bought a drill. It’s not the exact model I really (really) wanted but it was available and much cheaper and close to where I live. It will do the job. I […]
Friday A friend from a place I used to work is coming over for the weekend. She had some kind of conference during the week and added a few days holiday since she was here. We’d planned to meet in the city and do touristy things and were working out the details. And then she […]
Recently A month ago (!!) I wrote about how well things were going. Pretty much directly after pressing publish, my mood and my house nosedived into a swamp of grey, exhausted ugh. Like before, I blame the vitamin D. Except in this case more the lack of. *** Some history: When my deficiency was first […]
I recently gave away the first piece of furniture I ever properly owned. A lady came early in the morning to pick it up for her cats… *** I bought the papasan chair at a carboot sale in autumn 2006. The town held a car boot sale once a year and pretty much everyone who […]
Look! Isn’t it fabulous?! That’s obviously only a very small piece of the end – I will put up complete pictures (of the shelf ;)) after K’s been. She’s coming to visit soon and she reads what I post and that would spoil the effect. It still needs sanding and waxing and putting up.. it […]
My neighbour, H, is making me a shelf. It started as an offer to put my coat hooks up. I told him the rack he was holding wasn’t for coats and we came to a strange sort of compromise where he agreed to build me a shelf which I could hang coats on. Over the […]
There’s a hole in my Alfa, dear Liza, a hole. Two holes if you want to be more accurate. A black one if you want to be facetious. *** There’s a hole in my bathroom, dear Liza, a hole. There is now anyway. Luckily. Until this evening it was so blocked up that there wasn’t […]
I am told that the second day is the worst.
I hope that’s true.
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 […]
They say you can’t cure stupid.
You can’t really cure muscle ache either
On the grounds that I still don’t feel like doing all the things I ought to be doing, I stopped at a garden centre on my way home from work and bought another bag of compost.. ..which I then proceeded to spread all over the kitchen floor. (It’s cold outside, and I need to wash the […]
I started planting my balcony boxes almost a month ago. Various things kept getting in the way, and I kept wishing I could get out and finish them. Today, I left work earlier than usual and decided to ignore most of the things I should have been doing, and instead spent the evening playing in […]