A view of the house from the garden back in 2008. Changed a bit now as some of the trees have gone

Retirement to France

No, unfortunately I'm not talking about myself retiring. As much as I'd love to be able to retire at 33 I'm just not that successful! I've put up plenty of posts stating I'm visiting my parents in France and won't be able to respond for a week so I thought it about time I explained … Continue reading Retirement to France

Reflections on: relationships

I had one of those random, out of the blue dreams last night about someone I rarely speak to now then woke up and couldn't get back to sleep for ages (thanks Niall with your snoring). It just got me thinking about the 4 major romantic relationships I've had and what they meant to me. … Continue reading Reflections on: relationships

Spring inspiration, even in the middle of a horrible concrete town there can be little patches of beauty

Slow down and enjoy life

I've been thinking about doing this post for a few days now and then I read this post over at Thirteen Thoughts today and it really sums a lot of it up for me. I actually came to the conclusion in a very roundabout way but it applies to a lot of things in life. … Continue reading Slow down and enjoy life

Nick Spalding books

I've been reading a lot again recently, something I had stopped for ages despite always being one of those kids with my nose in a book. I have a pretty wide taste when it comes to books, certainly wider than I do in TV or films where I'm quite picky. I've recently discovered an author … Continue reading Nick Spalding books

One of Terry's 3(!) lecturns along with various Terry hats that was on the stage in the main room all weekend

International Discworld Convention 2016

I'm a huge Terry Pratchett fan and have been obsessed with the Discworld novels along with his other books since 1996. I eventually found out that there are conventions every 2 years in the UK (along with many others around the world) and finally got to my first one in 2010. I do hope to … Continue reading International Discworld Convention 2016

Hungry hungry hippo

Learning from nature – listen to yourself

Right now I'm listening to fate. I don't actually believe in fate but sometimes you have to use it just to make excuses! I want to play World of Warcraft but I'm resisting in order to post this. Since they announced the latest expansion I've been avoiding any news about it so that I wouldn't … Continue reading Learning from nature – listen to yourself

All the ingredients I use for my spaghetti bolognese

The continuing “eat healthy” saga

This is a topic I often think about and it can really wind me up. I will probably revisit it a few times with random rants so apologies in advance! My latest grievance with it was brought about by this BBC News article and the comments that people made on it. It's a regular topic … Continue reading The continuing “eat healthy” saga