Personal

Staying Accountable Via The Blog

I’ve been thinking about the purpose of this blog for a while. Partly it’s just a dumping ground for my general musings, partly it’s a place I can go when I’m trying to remember the name of that good book I read six months ago. Partly it’s a way to look back on the year at the end of it, work out what went well and what didn’t, and plan the following twelve months.

But one thing a lot of people use blogs for is something I haven’t done so far: a way of staying accountable.  Continue reading “Staying Accountable Via The Blog”

Books

The Guilty Reader Book Tag

Aaaages ago Carmen did a guilty reader book tag post, and I’ve been meaning to do it ever since. So here it is: my contribution to the world of guilt and books. Continue reading “The Guilty Reader Book Tag”

Miscellaneous

To Share Or Not To Share – The Blogger’s Dilemma

“This will make a great blog post,” you find yourself thinking as you’re walking down the street / reading a book / eating a meal / being chased by a pack of wild dogs across arid terrain.

OK, maybe not that last one.

But we do have a tendency to look at everything as potential blog fodder. Or I know I do, anyway.

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Personal

I’m Quite Embarrassed Now

This week I called the boiler people out because my radiators weren’t coming on and I had no hot water.

The man arrived to fix it and spent about twenty minutes banging around in the kitchen before he called me through and we had the following conversation.

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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.

Continue reading “Damp Patches, Drilling and Accidental Hamsters”