Today is my birthday. I wanted to write a list of things I was going to do over the coming year as a kind of birthday post. I am very naive. I sat down last night and within a very short time I had a list of well over 31 things which all have to […]
I’m not particularly keen on snakes. I don’t have anything in particular against them, but I have less for them. I have no desire to be bitten and/or poisoned and possibly even less desire to be squeezed to death. This isn’t about that kind of snake. *** Recently I started learning Python. That’s a programming […]
“It’s in a cup so you don’t look weird” – Dad. I was drinking apple juice. Everyone else was having tea. Black tea. The English sort with milk. The sort the sanity of the country, or at least my family, depends on. The sort everyone makes and offers you whenever anything happens, big or small, […]
I finally registered my glass molecule making company yesterday. I’ve wanted to sell my glass (molecules and other artistic glassware) legally for a while – I had the original idea back in 2012, it seems I need a long time to process my ideas. Whatever. It’s registered now, and ready to go. If anyone wants […]
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 […]
Sometimes pancakes are the best kind of therapy…
ALL day 🙂 Some days are pyjama days. Today was one of them.
It stopped raining briefly and the sun came out to say hello before she set.
Look! Ok, you might need some help if you don’t know what you’re looking for.. Isn’t it awesome?! 4 of the 7 miniature schrimp I bought a month ago were ‘pregnant’. At some point I noticed that they were no longer carrying their eggs, but there was no sign of the babies anywhere. Until now. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman *** One of my favourite people told me today that she sees me as a “PowerFrau”. That translates literally as “power woman”, but kind of […]