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… […]
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.
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 […]
It doesn’t appear to make any sense. None of it. And yet, afterwards, you can look back and see all the paths and patterns and logical consequences. And it’s kind of beautiful. And strange. And magical. *** *** I’m not there yet, not at the patterns and consequences stage, but I am at a place […]
She must have hitched a ride with the pondweed… The aquarium water must feel like summer, too bad my flat isn’t sunny and warm really! 😉
“Hey! You’re wearing nice socks, can I try them on?”
The van is huuuuuge!! And has the turning circle of a block of flats.
I went out for coffee with a guy from school and his wife today. I’d borrowed some books for him and he was returning them now that school’s over. It was too cold to stand outside the library for long so we decided to find a café. Most cafés don’t appreciate cards, so I went […]
I passed – wheeeee!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I don’t know how well I won, but I think it’s the winning part that counts. Now to catch up on lost sleep 🙂 (And later, on lost (/missing) posts)
There was a festival in my town today. A whole street full of small market stalls in celebration of local root vegetables (!!). The butcher sold special sausages and other people sold various other things. I had a hot one when I arrived, and planned to buy a packet of raw sausages to take home, […]
According to a worn out proverb/saying/phrase, an Englishman’s home is his castle. This English girl has a new Castle 🙂 🙂 🙂 I don’t have a moat, or even a pond*, but I do have a balcony (and a cellar). And 60 square metres of floor all to myself. (Wheeeeeeee!) I signed the papers on Tuesday, […]
Okay, so it was nothing like a Roxette song, but it was an adventure. There’s not much more freeing than packing your stuff into the back of your own car and driving into the sunset. And there’s not much more grown up than realising when you are really really tired and should stop to sleep […]
My younger self spent many (MANY) hours sitting on benches in various parks and town squares, eating icecream. Sometimes by myself, sometimes with friends, sometimes (and probably most often) with my siblings. This was such a common occurrence, that we each kept an emergency spoon in our bags or wallets. Yesterday I found myself alone […]