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It had been coming on for a while really, a few years at least, the desire for something different. It had bubbled away, simmered under the surface. I used to have a boyfriend who mocked my nerves about trying new…

142

I push myself, moving faster and faster, trying to remember to breathe. Left, right, left, right. Glide. They shout at me as I go past. Get low! 142! Get low! And I squat and bend my knees and push harder,…

December in books

“Books to the ceiling, books to the sky, my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I’ve have a long beard by the time I read them.” Arnold Lobel Better late than…

2016

2016. It’s been a funny old year. Politics and dying celebrities aside, I’d mark it down as ‘pretty good’ personally. 2016 has seen me learn new things, try new hobbies and reignite old interests. And I’ve kept some up, too, even…

October and November in Books

“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” – Patti Smith In October I read a grand total of one book. Actually that’s not…

September in books

“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it” P. J. O’Rourke A bit of a mixed bag this month – I’ve been branching in to non-fiction and really enjoyed reading outside…

Summer in books

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence” – Edith Sitwell It’s been pretty quite round here on the Western Front, hasn’t it? There’s been much going on behind the scenes but alas, very little of it exciting.…

In Loving Memory

One of the advantages of walking, as opposed to hopping on the bus, is how much more I notice. Rather than pull my book or phone out, I have an audiobook or the radio in my ears and taking my time…

Art On Sundays

Back at the beginning of May I made a bit of a pledge to myself. Do more with my weekends. Get out. See things. Go places. Be brave, and go alone if there’s no-one to go with. Be brave, and…

May in books

“Doctor Who: You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!” – Russell T Davies A hit and miss month, in which I venture…