I went away for the weekend with a couple of friends. On the way to the beach we stopped at a supermarket. Friend 1 immediately disappeared, presumeably to search for essentials. Friend 2 peers at the trolley, looks at me: ‘So what else do we need?’ Me: ‘no idea, I’m just pushing the trolley..’ 🤷♀️ […]
I saw this as I was walking to the supermarket: So I went to investigate. As you do. I like fire, generally, if it’s contained and/or supervised. I don’t much appreciate fires living by themselves in my town. I stomped out the flames but didn’t have any way to do anything with the embers. So… […]
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 […]
I need to go shopping. The tears fall heavily, the breaths juddering and irregular, my thoughts spiralling and my face getting steadily more puffy. The tears have nothing to do with my need to go shopping. They’re just there. And their presence is a hindrance. I want go back to bed. To hide. To cry […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I took the dud stereo to work with me today (by train, after bringing my bike to the bike-workshop ;)) so I could swap it back with the seller for a working replacement after work. Read that sentence again. What stands out most? Work work work! And it does! Nothing broken, nothing dropped, nothing lost […]
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 […]
I am told that the second day is the worst.
I hope that’s true.
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 […]
In the rush to get out of the house I left my coffee behind..
Once upon a time, I soldered something together in school. At some point between then and now I made some stained glass windows and some small Tiffany style pieces. That kind of involves soldering, but with a huge soldering iron and a reel of lead/tin you could probably knock someone out with. Since then, my […]
This morning I bought 10 chocolate catfish. They are small and dark brown and incredibly cute. The saleslady at the fish market said they’d grow to approximately 4-5cm long – perfect for my tank. I had no signal in the salesroom, so I couldn’t check anything online. I bought the fish, based purely on sight […]