- Alone in My Car (on Digital Minimalism)
- Time to Get Serious About the Next Phase (of My Life)
- Loving the Crafty Side of My Network (on preferring to read about the lifelong learning pursuits of my personal network rather than anything to do with their actual work because it’s what they do outside of work that you learn more about them as a person)
- Rethinking Activate Learning Solutions (I put this business to sleep. RIP)
- Remember the Days When People Commented on Blog Posts?
- Bring the Outside in With Creative Flair (on my need to be way more creative than I am now)
- A New Skill to Add to My Repertoire (on adding Sewing as a new skill to take me on 2021 and beyond)
- Exploring Your Local Area (on getting out there back in your community. Leave the bloody social media and people you’ll never meet to ones you will, in your neighbourhood)
- My Top Ten Learning Tools for 2021 (some new ones on the list)
- Transcendental Meditation and David Lynch
- What’s Your Guide to Happiness?
- On Travelling By Yourself (on the value of solo travels)
- Goethe Quotes to Live By
- Lockdown….Again (getting angry now)
- Saying No
Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness
Nat’s What I Reckon Uncook Yourself Book Review
Goethe’s Maxims and Reflections
Sliver by Ira Levin
Challenges I’m Undertaking This Month
Books I’m Reading This Month
The Great Southern land about the Dutch explorers to Australia in the 17th century.
Also a book called We Germans by Alexander Starritt giving a harrowing and a “realistic novel of German soldiers on the Eastern Front raiding the fundamental questions of individual and collective guilt.”
Lastly, the Bed of Procrusted by Nicholas Nassim Talen which frankly, is bril
Places I Discovered This Month
Oh we discovered a new bottle-o selling a range of different beers. Long line of fridges filled with boutique beers. Naturally we got chatting with the owner to find out they have beer tastings on Fridays between 4pm-6pm. Guess where I’ll be on Fridays at 4pm to 6pm.
Discovered a local French speaking group who meet at a nearby cafe every Thursday and Friday so now I have a new group of people to meet up with. All retired and all who love the French language and culture. I’m enjoying meeting new people and chatting in French. Or, I think I am anyway. Ah oui, tu crois?
Things I Have Discovered This Month
I’ve never wanted an egg coddler so bad. I saw them in the show, Escape to the Chateau and now I HAVE to find these as I’ve never seen them before in my life.
I decided to go for a walk in Hampton (a suburb nearby that I’ve never been to before). Imagine my surprise with a rich history of World War I battles on street signs and community spaces. It also has a country village vibe with lots of cafes, crafty places (ceramic cafe and sewing studios) so guess which suburb is now my favourite suburb….
Drinking tea from this antique Japanese tea set in-between Teams meetings. I wonder if it’s worth anything??
I’ve been wearing my father’s tweed jacket he bought in Belfast in 1967. I found it in a box in a cupboard at my parents. Out it came, it was dry cleaned and now pride of place in my wardrobe. I think I look pretty good in it if I do say so myself. 🤣
White crisp shirt, black skinnys, black biker boots with buckles and this jacket. Pretty cool. I’m determined to look hip as I enter my mid-50s and beyond.
Trying my hand with a drop spindle and hand spinning. I do not have a sleight hand and I’m way too heavy handed and impatient.
Really happy with my knitting project this month. This little angora cardigan was finished and I fell in love with it. I’ll be wearing it with my ultra wide pant jeans, red pointy flat loafers and a red beret.
Bringing home detritus from the park In an effort to make it into wall art and hiding it from my husband so he doesn’t put them into the green bin…..