Time for a Blogging Break

I've been wondering for a couple of weeks if it was time to take a break, when I woke up this morning with a severe dose of vertigo. Having ignored it's more subtle messages, it appears my mind & body will act in concert to make their feelings known in a rather determined fashion :D... Continue Reading →

Facing the Fear

I've been doing some business networking for a while now. Despite being a social being, it's not something I particularly enjoy, as I hate the whole elevator pitch thing. But the more I've done it, the easier I've found it. Mind you, shaking from head to toe while trying desperately to read from a printed... Continue Reading →

Feeling the Fear

The other night, Himself set up a film for us to watch which he told me he'd seen reviewed in a particular national newspaper about the burgeoning Irish film industry. I don't know what I expected - other than humour - and while that was certainly present, so were vampires... Now I have long chosen... Continue Reading →

How I write

I've been reading about bloggers having struggles with writing during the pandemic's changes and, despite being fortunate in not having to share my working space with anyone, it gave me pause to review my own process for I've long struggled with trying to carve out a writing routine. Naturally a night owl, my life is... Continue Reading →

The devaluation of expertise

ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS IDEAS THAT HAS COME ABOUT IN THE LAST 3 YEARS IS THAT ALL POINTS OF VIEW ARE EQUALLY VALID AND THAT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN (YOU) IS JUST AS EQUIPPED TO JUDGE WHICH HAVE MERIT AS ANYONE ELSE. I DO NOT CONDONE THE DEATH OF EXPERTISE AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU. I... Continue Reading →

Silence is Golden

I'm not a quiet person. I'm enthusiastic and chatty, a real social being. I've been told to be quiet - once (memorably) during a Christmas celebration no less. I've challenged people who've told me off for being loud despite them being way louder than I, who then firmly rejected that fact when I pointed it... Continue Reading →

What is it about Black Cats?

I was reminded of this by yet another animal shelter here in the UK putting out a plea on social media for people to consider providing a home to black cats to save them from being euthanised. Many years ago, my much loved black cat was shot by an air rifle. I was shocked, yet... Continue Reading →

In praise of Parks

London is famed for it's vast array of parks. Indeed, I'd not be surprised to find out it has more green space than most towns and cities in the UK's southeast. It's one of the many things I love about our capital city. Whilst providing green space for the many residents who have none of... Continue Reading →

How was your Week?

For the past year to 18 months, life has largely followed the same pattern on a daily, weekly, even monthly basis. Of course I'm not alone in this and while there have been memorable highlights of the "got to hold my new grandchild, play with the first grandchild and squeeze my daughter tight" basis, more... Continue Reading →

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