Another little post inspired by Susannah Conway‘s courses on senses. We’re looking at smells this week, and I’ve done a quickie version of today’s task. Indoors because it’s a bit nippy outside (I can’t believe that this is the best that June can muster). In a hurry because Mike’s being watching the football and has… Continue reading An Indoor Smell Safari
We had a trip out this past weekend, and I was stupidly tired on the drive home. So Mike was able to catch me off guard and trick me into one of his favourite games: “What we’d do if we won the lottery”. I vowed I wasn’t going to play any more with him because… Continue reading If We Won the Lottery
It’s not very often that I have the chance of a really girly treat, so when Interflora asked me to take a look at something from their flower delivery range, I was delighted! I wanted to have something really seasonal; I love this time of year. I thought the Autumn Globe (with chocolates too!), with… Continue reading A Treat from Interflora
Have your family given something to a harvest festival this year? Perhaps at your church or at your children’s school? I’m sure that most people have some connection with knowing that the harvest table is generally packed away and shared with people in the community who need it the most. But who are those people… Continue reading Harvest Festival Thanks
I spent far too many hours of college time playing games on a friend’s Apple when I ought to have been studying. I started my career sitting at a desk with an Apple computer. And I first surfed the net, very slowly, on an Apple. There was a time when those of us who… Continue reading Steve Jobs and other Crazy Ones
It’s been baking hot in Yorkshire today, and I’ve had my office window open for most of the afternoon. From there, I can hear the young people coming and going from our supported accommodation. I smile often as I hear the sounds of laughter, and of little agreements that are so minor they’re worn out… Continue reading Land of Hope and Glory?
Mrs Button, who has been putting up with working with me for almost 10 years, is contemplating a hobby as she plummets into her late-middle 30s and realises that it’s time to take life by the scruff of its neck. It started with that peculiar documentary about the rock choirs full of middle-aged people dancing… Continue reading Ageing
“Well, I can tell you a word I really don’t like and that’s ‘Project’. I’m not somebody’s project.” We’ve been thinking about changing the way that we describe some of our work. We have a name for our organisation, but we generally also try to find something that defines each part of what we do.… Continue reading Words