Is the question that nobody has asked me about how I’ve been spending my limited free time this month. Re-immersing myself in the BBC TV series Merlin is the answer that I’m sharing with everyone anyway. BBC Merlin fascinates me, both in the ways it deliberately diverges from what “everyone knows” about the Arthurian legends … More You’ve been doing what?
I honestly don’t know how to sum up the past twelve months. There are various clichés I could employ but none of them really capture the whole. Rollercoaster, possibly, would come closest but even that feels unsatisfying and somewhat hollow. Despite being lucky enough to have not caught COVID19 the last six months have not … More And that was the year that was: 2021
For me June ended in a week of quiet contemplation. That small retreat from the world brought a lot of different things into sharp focus and resulted in a significant reset of both my priorities and how I spend my time. Sometimes you don’t realise how much stress something is bringing into your life until … More That was the month that was: June 2021
May was another good month despite starting with the finale of Line of Duty, which was being far too close a reflection of the real world than I generally look for in my “I’m watching this because I want the bad guys to get what’s coming to them” shows. It wasn’t a bad ending at … More That was the month that was: May 2021
If I was the sort of person who rated my months (and apparently I am) I’d give this one a solid 4* review for the following reasons: 1. Spring has properly sprung, as evidenced in my A Year in the Woods post, and I feel far more like myself than I have for a long … More That was the month that was: March 2021
I attended the 5×15 event with Carlo Rovelli and Neil Gaiman last night and was struck by this quote from Petrarch that Neil mentioned: We must write just as the bees make honey, not keeping the flowers but turning them into a sweetness of our own, blending many very different flavours into one, which shall … More Outdoor Advent Day 2