• Siri not giving a f*ck

    Thursday, April 12, 2018 Permalink

    I know many (MANY) people will envy the fact that I haven’t had to buy a book for a few years. I receive more review books than I can read – including many I don’t request. And though there are often books I miss, because they’re not offered for review or I don’t get them, I haven’t had the time to go back and read them myself.

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  • Taking stock – March 2018

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 Permalink

    My blogging has been somewhat haphazard this year but these ‘taking stock’ posts allow me to blither briefly about all sorts of things without actually boring you to tears.

    I’m a little surprised it’s the end of March. I agree with all of the memes out there suggesting that January went for years and the months since are just disappearing. 

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  • My perfect rock bottom

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 Permalink

    I’ve talked before about a few of my recurring dreams. There’s the one in which I miss my bus or train (its meaning I suspect is kinda obvious… missing THE boat – derr!). And two oldies – the clichéd disintegrating / falling out teeth; and the (slightly weirder) one involving huge contact lenses that won’t fit in my eyes.

    Like I said… the meaning of some are probably pretty obvious while others a bit more obscure or metaphorical. And although I’m a lover of logic I actually believe it makes sense that we dream about stuff worrying us in our waking lives; things we may not even be conscious are plaguing us. 

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  • The problem with worth

    Thursday, March 8, 2018 Permalink

    I’ve talked before about issues I have with self-worth. And enough-ness. So much so that the idea of going into them AGAIN now seems like I’m rehashing ground I’ve dug up and reburied too many times to count.

    But I read a lot about enough-ness nowadays. In terms of us feeling like we ‘are’ enough and ‘have’ enough. Or having too-much. Being ‘extra’ as the young folk possibly say.

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  • February 2018 check-in

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 Permalink

    All of my best-laid plans have gone awry this week. I’ve gone from one town to another for work and never seemed to be where I needed to be. And there have been some early starts. I keep thinking I’ll get into a routine at some point, though it occurs to me that may be a pipe dream. Perhaps I need to be less ambitious on that front… and just be thankful to be putting one foot in front of the other day in and day out and not alienating tooooo many people.

    And I’ve been…

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  • Feeling the joy

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 Permalink

    Anyone who knows me would also know I’d rather stick a hot poker in my eye than go on a cruise ship. I know I know, my perception of oldies playing shuttleboard or drama a la The Love Boat are all seriously outdated, but I’ve never had any desire to travel aboard something that could strike an iceberg or spring a leak. (And yes I know the Titanic incident was a rarity and Poseidon Adventure a movie, but still…)

    Which makes it more inexplicable that… I AM GOING ON A CRUISE. (And I’m actually looking forward to it!)

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  • Becoming grumpy

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 Permalink

    I’ve been feeling bad of late. I’m pretty sure I’ve been more short-tempered than I should be with my mother.

    And she doesn’t deserve it.

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  • How quickly a heart can break

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 Permalink

    I haven’t written any non-bookish posts here for a while. All is okay but I’ve been struggling a little in my usual #firstworldproblems way. Stressing more than I should about work; worrying about things I think I SHOULD be doing (writing, blogging, reading), but not. The usual. And then there are the mid-life hormones running rampant through my now 50yr old body. In fact, I decided I was dying the other night cos according to my Fitbit I actually spent a few hours with my heartrate in the ‘fat-burning’ zone while lying in bed, even reaching the ‘cardio’ zone a few times. Bloody palpitations. 

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