Every Other Day

I seem to have fallen into a pattern of posting every other day at the moment. This is not intentional. Hell – posting every day was never really intentional – but I suppose it became a “thing” after a while. During the last year I probably went more than a month at various points without … Continue reading Every Other Day


I’m catching the early train to London tomorrow morning with Miss 18 – we are visiting HyperJapan – an expo of everything to do with Japanese culture – food, art, movies, music, clothes, manga, anime, cosplay, and so on. It’s all my fault apparently – for getting her started on Studio Ghibli movies, and manga … Continue reading HyperJapan

Brain Dump

I’m not entirely sure where to start. I haven’t really sat down for longer than ten minutes all day. I’ve cleared all the washing, hoovered downstairs, cleaned the kitchen (more than once), made lunch for everybody, re-wired the phone and internet connection (which involved walking into town again to buy a wire), gone grocery shopping … Continue reading Brain Dump

A Very Short Post

Just a few words to tell those of you that follow me that everything is fine, there is nothing wrong, and the gaps in my almost-daily posts are just down to life happening. I flew home from Germany yesterday, then went to the local radio station quiz night, spent much of today at the local … Continue reading A Very Short Post

Books, Movies, and Music

This evening finds me filling an Amazon tablet with books, movies, and music ahead of a week spent largely offline. A week away from the internet. A week filled with cheap wine, the beach, sunburn, swimming pools, playing in the surf with the children, Dad dancing in the hotel disco, and otherwise doing as little … Continue reading Books, Movies, and Music