I'm taking the plunge and going for a post with the university. Only a teaching assistant, but if the hours are there it will give me some experience. Do I want to teach? Now that is the question... it is one I have fought with for a while. I guess in my ideal I would… Continue reading Teaching…
I've not been too well. And I find if I am sick then I can't write. Anything to do with covid? I hear you cry. Randomly... No, I haven't had covid. Instead this is a long term problem that is caught up with me being a maturing female (46 now), which is annoying and, thanks… Continue reading Long over due
I find they are not the same thing. Two very different beasts, two different characters. One curious and delighted, and the other bitter and sharp. Life: It has stopped raining! (delightfully running to the window)Stress: (moves it's body a little and sniffs in disdain) Not for long. (it points at a cloud moving toward them,… Continue reading Stress and life
Honestly, what is with the weather? Why is it so damn cold? Okay, so it is April and yesterday we had hail... This does mean that I am checking the plants outside daily. The broad beans are just above the soil and the plum is in full blossom. The fact that it is sitting in… Continue reading Spring? Or is that snow?
It is a strange world we live in, where you can log online and see news and "real" facts that can contradict each other. I do a fact-check by looking at scientific journals and such, but it takes time and if you look in the right place you can "alternative fact-check"... It is all confusing.… Continue reading Vaccine
If I were a pessimist I would say that the weather is worse because we have scaffolding up and tents around the dormers. But, luckily, I am not. Instead I am happy that everything is fine, noisy and annoying when you are trying to sleep but despite the weather the build is going well. I… Continue reading Another stormy night
So, I have pain. Not massive oh-my-god-I-can't-think pain, but background stuff. The kind that will wake you enough from a sleep to realise you are awake but only for a second, before you drop off again. The kind of pain you don't need to feed painkillers to. The kind you can live with. Photo by… Continue reading How old am I?
Yesterday was sunny and I was feeling so much better. Finally, my body has started to absorb the iron and I have a little more energy. The pain has subsided and I was smiling. I should say that I'm still smiling today. We headed out to the veg patch in order to pop some plants… Continue reading Finally feeling a little better
I'm thinking that spring is in the air. There is a scent to it that makes me want to plant and dig and get closer to nature. Around where we live, we are blessed with a couple of acres out the back, common land that it has been left fallow, with just some horses on… Continue reading Sun