Scraping in almost at the last possible minute with this - please excuse any tiredness induced typos! An awful lot has happening in the world this month, and a lot of it has been awful. Part of me thinks that I should be shouting how angry and upset I am about it all from the … Continue reading Monthly Musings – January 2017
On one hand I feel like this year has gone on forever but on the other I’m still quietly convinced that I’m dreaming and I’ll wake up to find it’s still only May. On balance I’d prefer the former because I have absolutely no wish to relive June to December in real time again. Even … Continue reading Monthly Musings – December 2016 – A Year in Review
Just scraping in on the last day of the month with this one, in three parts …. Words … November was NaNoWriMo month and I, along with thousands of other people have spent all their free time bashing out words in the hopes that they will reach the target of 50,000 words and have a … Continue reading November’s Monthly Musings … of words, war and a wonderful weekend
I’m writing this sat at a desk in Gladstone’s Library having spent the last two days listening to interesting people talk about their work and chatting to many lovely people over breakfast, lunch and dinner as we all came together for the library’s Hearth weekend. The last talk, which finished just over an hour ago, … Continue reading Monthly Musings: October 2016 – Random Acts of Kindness
The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noted that no musings made an appearance for August. This was due to a combination of the vicious, unassailable headache, and exhaustion from keeping going in spite of said headache. Basically August was a wash out, as far as me having any form of social life or doing anything … Continue reading September Monthly Musings
The Tale of the HeadacheThere once was a woman whose head ached continually and filled her waking hours with constant pain. Most of the time it was a dull, nebulous pain that could be worked through if she was concentrating but sometimes it was spiky and jagged and tore at her thoughts until she could … Continue reading Monthly Musings – July 2016 – The Tale of the Headache and Other Stories
A lot can change in a month. This is especially true when that month includes a retreat that gives you the head-space and time to really look at your life and decide what you want to keep, what you think has outlived its usefulness, and what you want to bring in fresh. Which means there … Continue reading Monthly Musings: June 2016
And are also going to be very short because I leave for a three week retreat – no internet, no social media, just me, space to think, and some beautiful places to walk whilst thinking - tomorrow and as yet I have not packed a single scrap of clothing. This month, well, all two weeks … Continue reading May Monthly Musings Are Early!
Tending the garden has always been something that I’ve enjoyed doing but of late it’s been one of the many things that has been put on the back burner whilst I tried to combine studying and working. Now that I’ve got my evenings and weekends back again I have felt the call of the shrubbery … Continue reading April Monthy Musings: In Which I Rediscover My Green Fingers and Get Overexcited About Captain America
How in the heck can it be 21st December already? Who stole my year? Come on, own up, I promise not to be too hard on you … Oh wait, I remember, I stole all my own time with studying and work and generally trying to do ALL THE THINGS. And I have done a … Continue reading Monthly Musings for December or "Where has the year gone?"