When I was in my prime, my life revolved around my job. Now, after too many years on the 9-5 treadmill doing something that was never me, I am finally living my life around doing what I enjoy doing the most. Working from home, life is great but, just having got into the swing of my new laid-back existence, two... Continue Reading →
Although reluctant to start taking them again as I invariably end up looking like the Michelin man, it seems to be the only way I can deal with my autoimmune problems. After a little over a week, they have kicked in and I feel like a cross between Usain Bolt and and the Brownlee brothers. My... Continue Reading →
I have just had to sit down because I've had a bit of a shock. I looked into the mirror and saw someone looking remarkably like my mother staring back at me. I swear I heard her say "Look at the state of your hair!", which is even more worrying really, given that she... Continue Reading →
I had a couple of glasses of wine last night and I only remembered about Lent this morning after having eaten four biscuits with my coffee. Biscuits and wine. I was supposed to be giving up both these indulgences until 13th April. Too late now. I must try to remember next year. I might have remembered, had I eaten pancakes yesterday, but I didn't because I am on a diet.
So ... I lit a fire and immersed myself in The Times General Knowledge Crossword and because it is a Monday, it's really easy. I know all the answers. I just can't remember some of them at the moment but I am sure I will after another cup of coffee.
Sleepless nights these days don't pose too much of a problem for me given that I no longer have to don a suit and go to work. However, being awake half the night inevitably does has a knock on effect. I get nothing done around the house or the garden. As for trying to pack 20 years of global travel on a budget when you haven't got the energy to pop out to the supermarket ...
I never needed to do make lists. I used to juggle my to-do list in my head which was bursting with the ultra-productive grey matter. Now the grey matter seems to have turned into white mush, so I need to make lists but, I also need to remember to look at them.