This week has got me thinking about battles, both personal, and on a much grander scale. We all face personal struggles now and again, but it does seem at the moment that the problems we are facing as a human race far outweigh the internal struggles of any individual. I do however believe that the... Continue Reading →
The Quarantine Diaries #35: Rising to the challenge of everyday
I have never been very good at the everyday. For me, the whole of life needs to be a challenge: I don't tidy up, I 'revolutionise my living space.' I don't want to go for a relaxing stroll in the park, I want to climb a mountain. I don't just wash the dishes, I...well, I... Continue Reading →
The Quarantine Diaries 30: Return to Lockdown
It's the First of November and all over Europe, countries are returning to varying degrees of lockdown. I have decided to return to my 'Quarantine Diaries' as a means of staying sane during Lockdown Round 2. I started out by re-reading my post 'Lessons Learned in Lockdown' to see what I thought I'd learned back... Continue Reading →
Enough to make a Sailor’s Trousers?
My Grandma used to say, look for a crack in a cloudy sky: if there's enough blue sky to make a pair of sailor's trousers, it would turn out to be a sunny day. Has anyone else heard this maxim? I took it far too literally of course, agonising over whether the dress pattern for... Continue Reading →