Nothing in Particular

We made it to Friday again! Do we get cake, or party poppers or something? It feels like we should. I walked into work again this morning – dragging my eldest daughter with me. She’s sitting opposite me, quietly tinkering with something or other on her laptop, and fiddling with her bullet journal. It took … Continue reading Nothing in Particular

Sixteen Hundred Words

While tidying the study this evening, I looked at the games console and flat-screen television that have been taking up the desk in the corner, and that haven’t so much as been powered up for the last several weeks, and decided to do something rather drastic. After several trips to the attic – precariously climbing … Continue reading Sixteen Hundred Words


Memory is a curious thing. While clearing the kitchen up last night I had a really good idea for a blog post. Unfortunately all I can now remember is that I had a really good idea – I have no recollection of what the idea was. Oh well. Today is Friday. I’m sitting at my … Continue reading Miscellaneous

Medication, Banned Books, and Conspiracy Theories

Today I am “working” from home. In reality, I called the client this morning and informed them that the likelihood of me getting much done today was pretty slim. I’m looking after Miss 17 – after two weeks fighting tonsillitis, going through one round of antibiotics, and still being sick, I’ve turned my focus almost completely on her. She’s taking tablets every two hours now, and I’m forcing her to keep drinking, and eating anything I can get her to – despite her less than enthusiastic responses to my constant reminders and encouragement. Continue reading Medication, Banned Books, and Conspiracy Theories

Late Night Gibberish

I’m sitting on a chair in the corner of my eldest daughter’s bedroom at half-past midnight. We both have Chromebooks propped on our laps, and we’re both writing blog posts. She’s writing something sensible – I’m writing this ridiculously recursive rubbish just to show that if you start writing something – anything – then more … Continue reading Late Night Gibberish

The Junk Room

This morning I took it upon myself to clear up the “junk room”. We are fortunate enough in our ramshackle house to have a room that isn’t really used for anything – and somehow I appropriated it many years ago as “my room”. I have shared it from time to time, and it has been … Continue reading The Junk Room

Powered by Wine

It’s heading towards 10pm, and I have acheived very little this evening other than eat a curry, an entire family bag of peanut M&Ms, and drink half a bottle of cheap white wine.I stopped at the supermarket on my way home from work this evening. I didn’t plan on buying wine, but my eyes were … Continue reading Powered by Wine

The In-Between

I’m back in the office today, and curiously devoid of immediately pressing work. I have a notebook full of notes from the day-out yesterday, but suspect the project might not kick off for several days. So far I have spent the morning filing expenses, reading through notes, and shuffling paperwork. I also tried out a … Continue reading The In-Between


Builders were supposed to arrive at our house today to finish replacing the flat roof at the back of our house. I got up at 7, had a shower, shave, brushed my teeth, got dressed, made a coffee, and then called them to find out what time they might be arriving. Tomorrow. Damn. Turns out … Continue reading Miscellaneous