Yes, hurrah! Really quite loudly.This is because yesterday, after a rather long silence that I feared meant the worst, I found out that both requests I made back in December in respect of my job have been approved. I am therefore a proudly promoted person with a nice new job title and a respectable pay … Continue reading Words from the Week, otherwise known as the one where I shout hurrah!
And the words are Clickety-clickety-clickety-Woo-Woo!Yes, you guessed it, another train related posting, this time one written on the way home from a day working in London. It should be noted that I had been up since 4am in order to reach London for a spritely 8am, and fell asleep attempting to post it last night, … Continue reading Words from the Week
Last week my words were not for me but for Terry Pratchett. This week is sort of back to normal. Except that I’m still ill. It’s an insidious sort of ill, the joints and muscles aching, struggling to get thoughts from brain to mouth (or fingers) sort of malaise that is as exhausting as it is irritating. … Continue reading Words from the Week
Dog is wondering if you spotted the deliberate mistake in the post last week. I however, am hoping you didn’t pick up on the fact that I said she was posing with her stuffed toy and then ended up picking a photo with no toy visible whatsoever. I’d try to tell you that consistency is … Continue reading Words from the Week or "I’ve been in my pyjamas all day"
This post is being brought to you by black coffee, the sugar rush provided by licking honey off a teaspoon, and the sheer bloody-minded ignoring of exhaustion. Changing the subject abruptly and completely, the office move has happened. This is, I have decided, a good thing. Not because I wanted to move but because it … Continue reading Words from the Week , or “The one where I fall asleep on the keyboard”
First things first, the talented and lovely Wendy Fries, whom most of you will know as Atlin Merrick, has written a wonderful book of fifty ways Sherlock Holmes and John Watson could have found one another. It is called The Day They Met and it is glorious. My review, which I’ve posted on both Amazon … Continue reading Words from the Week
It’s been a busy week all round, hence this being two days late. Exciting writing-y and fannish things first:1) I have finally started to pen my reviews of some of the things I visited and did over my London weekend and the first of them, a review of the Gay’s the Word bookshop, is now … Continue reading Words from the Week
Despite the lack of posts for the last two weeks I can confirm that “I aten’t dead”. However, unlike Granny Weatherwax, who simply doesn’t seem to get sick, I have been ill. Am still ill, actually, although far better than I was. A cold, with the joyful addition of a vicious chest infection, completely wiped me … Continue reading Words from the Week
Very unsurprisingly, I’ve been thinking a lot about freedom of speech this week. For me, the ability to speak my mind, share my thoughts, question things I’m not comfortable with, is something I value extremely highly. There have been a lot of quotes, hashtags, and articles flying around in the wake of the terrorist attack … Continue reading Words from the Week
Firstly, Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the first eight days of 2015 have been kind to you. A lot of things have happened in the interval since I last posted some words, so this might be a little longer than normal. This post was also not written today, but rather in bits and … Continue reading New Year, New Words