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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I fell asleep on the train, only to wake up when an unknown passenger walked past, saw me sleeping and knocked on the window to let me know that we’d arrived at the end of the line. Luckily that was the stop I’d been aiming for. Thank you, kind stranger, I would have hated waking […]
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, […]
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 […]
(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?
(Another one from the drafts folder) “I hate satnags And traffic And running out of fuel And hotel receptionists who have to show you how the lights work in your room And not finding anywhere to park And people who don’t put signs up to let you know where you’re going And the lack of […]
They say you can’t cure stupid.
You can’t really cure muscle ache either