Tag Archives: Stuff & things

One, Two, Three…..

I’m reading a book about Chile called Travels in a Thin Country by Sara Wheeler. No particular reason, I’m not planning a trip to Chile, I haven’t heard great things about Wheeler’s travel writing. No, it has just been sitting on my bookshelf for 10 years, half read and abandoned. So I am finishing it […]

A can poo attitude

It’s me. I’m back. Sorry for the break in communications. The summer has blinked by, MA done and dusted, my year in Cornwall is over and I’m back in London. Yesterday I went for a walk to the shops, smiling at the bustle and hustle of people. The sun was shinning and I thought, maybe, […]


It’s been a beautiful day here in Cornwall but to say today has gone well would be a fucking lie. On the first day of sunshine in ages I figure I’ll go for a bracing sea cliff walk and a dip in the sea before starting work. I should have known something was not right […]

dash it all

I used to be addicted to brackets. They were my way of throwing in little asides (like this) without interrupting the flow of the sentence. But I have stowed by stash of brackets at the back of my writer’s tool box and taken up with the – far superior – dash. I am not sure […]

Happy f@ckin’ birthday

This morning just before I woke up I asked K what time he needed to get to the airport He replied, ‘Blurrgghh?’ Well, I thought, if he’s going to Poland he needs to get a move on. Then I woke up. It was 5:45 am. It reminded me of a conversation we’d had with our […]