Personal, Weekly Round-Ups

Writing The Weekly Round-Up While I Try Not To Melt…

It is very hot today. The BBC says London could hit 33 degrees. I am not good with heat in general; my windows are all open from March-November, and as soon as it hits about 16 I start to feel too warm. I can’t help it, I’m from Scotland.

So today’s heat is a bit of a pain to begin with, and then there’s the added annoyance of the fact that I’m not allowed to drink water until 6pm.

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Personal, Weekly Round-Ups

The Return of the Weekly Round-Up

As we all know, I’ve been offline a lot lately, and work hasn’t exactly been as busy as it normally is, due to my organs rebelling against their allocated tasks and rising up in a kind of painful internal revolution.

I’m not blogging as often either, mainly because my brain feels like it’s made of cotton wool that’s been drenched in chloroform. But it’s looking like this whole situation is going to be dragging on for fucking ages, and so I’ve decided to return to doing a round-up post once a week on this blog, for four reasons:

  1. There’s generally one day a week when I feel vaguely alive.
  2. I’d like to keep some kind of blog activity going.
  3. While I’m not able to do anywhere near as much as usual, I am still getting some stuff done. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that because of the amount of time I’m currently spending lying on the sofa watching Netflix, but I think it’d be good to reassure myself that I am still living my life, albeit in slo-mo.
  4. People keep asking me for updates on how I am and what condition my health is in, and it’s exhausting to have the same conversation 46 times, so if you want updates, you now know where to get them.

So, without further ado, the round-up of the last week or so.

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Weekly Round-Ups

Has a whole week passed already?

This one’s whipped by in a happy frenzy of work-related productivity.

That’s not even sarcasm: I actually like my job. I still have to pinch myself sometimes. I spent so many years in an industry I actively disagreed with, doing a job I hated myself for, that I can barely believe I’m finally free of it and spending my days being paid to do things I enjoy.

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Weekly Round-Ups

Pilgrimage Project Plans

This week I’ve decided to experiment with doing the weekly round-up on a Friday. Doing it on Sundays never quite happens, because… well… Sunday. And Mondays feel wrong, somehow. So let’s see how this goes.

Considering that the last one was posted this Monday, this is more of a three-day roundup, but I’ve managed to fit quite a lot into those three days.

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Weekly Round-Ups

Damp Patches, Drilling and Accidental Hamsters

This week has been more productive than any in recent memory. Any when I’ve been at home, anyway.

Since the freelance thing really took off, I’ve had this tendency to either work days that aren’t very long at all (when I’m at home), or days that last for twenty-one hours or more (when I’m abroad). It’s fun, because I like a mixture, but I’ve been missing working hard when I’m at home.

Last week, without knowing quite how, I seemed to reclaim my mojo.

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Travel, Weekly Round-Ups

Views From A Train Window

Well, I said I wasn’t going to travel again until the end of the year, and I’ve already broken that resolution. But it was only a little travel, to Scotland and back to do my pre-winter family catch-up.

I left Scotland on Tuesday and had a very nice train journey down the East Coast. It’s my favourite UK train journey because of the amazing views outside the windows.

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