Archive for August, 2008

I love words – and yeah- I know I’m not alone there. My parents have always been great readers and writers, and my daughter has this wonderful vocabulary that astounded us when she was very small. She would (and still does) use great, bold words in an appropriate yet beautiful way. Anyway- back to words. Favourites […]


I read Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger a few years back. Loved the book and the whole premise of time travelling (and the fact that Henry is a librarian!). I thought it was a great love story. I’m also looking forward to the film that hopefully will come out later this year – starring Eric […]


My darling, patient husband is helping our daughter with a (brilliantly ignored but due very soon) science assignment –  the construction of a mouse trap car. I’m staying out of the way and completing my omnivore’s hundred, courtesy of Very Good Taste. The list includes a range of foods from the strange to the everyday and some […]


pick-me-up

17Aug08

All of the house stuff has been going on for a long time- probably 18 months now since we decided we’d like to do something and getting this far. As I’ve already mentioned we’re at the planning stage- which can take up to 45 days, so we’ll just wait and see. We took a drive […]


treading water

15Aug08

I like to be doing things, I like to be planning things… but at the moment I feel like I’m treading water (and it’s deep water aqua-aerobics treading water, so there is no touching the bottom for a break!) What I mean is I just feel like I’m in limbo, in a holding pattern (any other […]


I’m really interested in sustainability and ethical living, but it can sometimes seem to take all your energy just thinking about doing the right thing. I’ve read a couple of books (The rough guide to ethical living, Duncan Clark and A life stripped bare: my year trying to live ethically by Leo Hickman) in the last […]