Ramble #12

I’ve definitely mentioned it before…but did you know… Hehe. All jokes aside, this Ramble is coming a little late because I was so busy last week! My actually birthday was Thursday 27th Feb, I was working but I was also blown away by the generosity and kindness of my friends and work colleagues, and of…

Ramble #11

This week has been so busy. I forgot to post a ramble for last week, so first a recap of that! The week was pretty quiet but I didn’t have any time to read in the evenings. I was either painting, or otherwise engaged with tasks that took me away from reading. Last weekend, (15th…

Ramble #10

This week flew by in the blink of an eye! For some reason I’m listening to the ‘Something Rotten’ soundtrack, despite never seeing the musical. It’s kind of catchy. Perfectly upbeat for this sunny day. So, I actually managed to do myself proud, reading 4.5 books this week! The Defense by Steve Cavanagh – ★★★★★…

Ramble #9

The start of the week went by quickly. On Tuesday evening I had interupted sleep. On Wednesday evening I slept every couple of hours. On Thursday evening I might have well stayed away. Oh the drama of insomnia. This week I read one book, discarded another book, listened to an audiobook and created a new…

Ramble #8

It’s been a funny old week, primarily because I’ve been off work with ghastly cough and have been feeling all round icky. I did start the week at work, feeling fine until a rogue cough at 9:30 turned into a coughing storm of doom and after 5 hours of work, I accepted my colleagues repeated…

Rambles #7

It’s been a funny old week. For starters it has flown by. I got back from Skiing late on Saturday (11th), after a delayed takeoff and a taxi driver who seemed intent on doing 50 in a 30mph windy country place. I got very car sick. On Sunday, I cooked with my Dad for the…

Ramble ♯6

First ramble of 2020! What a welcome! I’m writing this as I watch the BBC Re-imagination of Romeo & Juliet done by The Royal Ballet. I absolutely adore ballet, and, for the past 4 years, have seen a ballet production by Matthew Bourne every year. This adaptation has Francesca Haywood starring as Juliet, who, if…

Ramble #5

It occurred to me at about 3:30am on Wednesday morning, how shit my body is. I feel sleepy all day but actually falling asleep seems allusive. I started to go to bed at 11pm because it gave me a better chance at sleeping but now I can be lying awake until 2-3am cursing the fact…

Ramble #4

It’s been a funny old week! I had some extra holiday left to take, so I had Monday, Tuesday afternoon, and Thursday off work. I still haven’t read any books – doh! – I am reading like 4 at the moment, they’re all very good, I just haven’t managed to finish one yet. On Monday…

Ramble #3

For better or for worse, I have survived this week! I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have survived it all!!! I generally thought I’d never get past all the stress and anxiety I’ve been dealing with the last month and a half, the tunnel was very dark for a long time! I…