Weekly Round-Ups

How Do I Fit It All In? Six-Month Roundup

A few months ago, tired of people going “How do you fit it all in?!”, I started a blog series to answer that exact question. It was partly for other people but also partly for me; I wasn’t sure how I fitted it all in either. The answer used to be “I barely sleep” but these days I’m often in bed by 8pm, sometimes significantly earlier, so I knew it wasn’t that.

But apparently I still manage to live many lives and do loads of things. So how do I do it? This week marks week 21 of my ‘How Do You Fit It All In?’ series so I thought I’d go back through them and work out if there’s a direct answer to that question.  Continue reading “How Do I Fit It All In? Six-Month Roundup”

Weekly Round-Ups

How Do You Fit It All In? #1

One of the main questions I get asked when I tell people what I do is “How do you fit it all in?” Normally I either give them a blasé half-truth, or I try to explain the actual answer. In both cases I’m usually met with confusion or disbelief.

A few years ago I used to do a weekly round-up on this blog, which I revived last year when I was ill so my friends would have a way of checking I was still alive without me having to answer lots of messages. Yesterday I was thinking about this, and I realised it might be a good idea to continue this theme while answering the “How do you fit it all in?” question, because then I’d have somewhere to direct people who ask it.

So, here goes. This is what I did with my week, and how I fitted it all in.  Continue reading “How Do You Fit It All In? #1”

Academia, Books, Philosophy

2016 Reflections – Books (Non-Fiction)

2016 was seriously the best year I’ve had for books in ages. Despite it not being a great year for, well, pretty much everything else globally.

But in times like these, you grab what happiness you can get, right? So here are my favourite non-fiction books of 2016.

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