• 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    Bullet point form because I’m feeling lazy and can’t be bothered with anything else I have done substantially better with taking my Sertraline this week Yesterday was a very busy but fun day and I got to meet a twitter friend for drinks. I think we’ll do it again and could be good friends On the subject of friends I’m trying to arrrange to meet up with someone I’ve not seen in ten or eleven years. I’m not sure it’ll come off but I hope it will I have treated myself to yarn that’s probably completely inappropriate for the project I plan to use it for but I really love…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile (Week 1)

    I’m going to update on Fridays about my progress in reading down my TBR pile.  I’ve read three books this week which isn’t bad going although I had hoped for four – I’d been planning to listen to an audiobook too but I only managed a few minutes of that. Geek Girl – Picture Perfect by Holly Smale. Hardback, 407 pages, on TBR since last year. I love the Geek Girl books. I was so excited for this one to come out but yet it took me months to get round to it (it was published last year) despite keep thinking “I’ll read that next….”  Funny, cute, enjoyable read. Really…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    Geek Girl: All That Glitters by Holly Smale

    The Geek Girl books by Holly Smale are ones that I may not have picked up had I not got the first one to review.  But it’s a series I adore and I’m so glad I did. All That Glitters is the 4th book in the series (plus there is a short book for World Book Day called Geek Drama) and I received a review ecopy of this. I’ll probably buy myself a physical copy for my shelf as soon as my book buying ban is over.  I think the Geek Girl books are the only ones I have had review ecopies of and gone on to buy physical copies…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I think next Sunday may well be the last of these Self Care Sunday entries. Every week for three months is a pretty good run after all. And I yet again feel like there isn’t much to say. I had been thinking about doing this through April though so I’ll play it by ear I guess. I just took my sertraline for I think the first time since Monday. I deliberately didn’t take it Tuesday because I forgot first thing in my rush to catch the train and by the time I was back in the hotel I’d just had a glass of fizz (what I assume was prosecco but…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  Uncategorized

    Reading Down My TBR Pile

    I’m a bookworm. No surprise to anyone who reads that I know. I have hundreds of physical books, three overflowing bookcases and more with no where to put them. I have hundreds of ebooks as well. Not to mention the 60 or so audiobooks I have on Audible. And I probably have 200 books that I’ve never read.  It’s a guess and it may be more but I doubt it’s very much less. I really need to get my TBR pile under control. Really. Getting to the end of it is basically impossible it’s so bad. But what I thought would be possible is a deadline before which I can’t…

  • 2015,  Uncategorized

    What Happened Next

    Last year I wrote about some problems I had staying in a hotel.  (TL:DR, I stayed somewhere had access problems and things were sorted out but got a bit ridiculous and then discovered an upcoming stay at another branch of that hotel chain may have even bigger problems). I never wrote about when I went to stay at that other branch of the hotel. I wrote about what I went to London to do but the hotel stay itself worked out absolutely fine with no access problems (there were two small unrelated to access niggles but they were easily and quickly resolved). So why take the time writing about it?…

  • 2015,  blogging,  Book A Day,  Uncategorized

    Books and The City Spring Blogger Evening

    Tuesday found me on a train back to London, this time to attend the Books and The City Spring Blogger Evening (Books and The City is part of Simon and Schuster). I had a great time. I saw several of the friends I made at the creative writing masterclass and enjoyed catching up with them.  I also got to talk to a few people I hadn’t met before. Ideally I would have liked to talk to a few more of the people I only know from twitter but it wasn’t to be and it didn’t matter because we do have twitter. I got several compliments on my blog which was…

  • 2015,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    I have for the most part had a good week. I’m not sure I’ve done too great at the taking care of myself part but I have taken my antidepressant everyday except one where I went to take it and couldn’t remember if I had or not. I was pretty sure I hadn’t but not sure. Anyway after much faffing  I decided to take one because I used to be on 100mg rather than the 50mg I am now so if I had taken two (slim chance) it wouldn’t matter. But I forgot to do that. Yesterday afternoon I felt very low  about a very small thing- but I kept…

  • 2015,  sarcasm,  trains,  Uncategorized,  you know you've got CP

    You Know You’ve Got CP When…

    …you get the sort of “reasonable adjustmemt”  or “making it easier for our disabled customers” type treatment you’d never have dreamed was possible or thought to ask for. So much so you’re almost scared to say yes to it.   I got to Reading yesterday and one of the assisted travel guys got me off the train from Didcot, walked with me across the station and got me on to the train to Waterloo.  The guard came over and asked where I was travelling to saying “don’t worry if they aren’t right there with the ramp at Waterloo, I’ll come and check on you.” Then there was an automated announcement…

  • 2015,  books and reading,  crafts,  Crochet,  fiction,  knitting,  reviews,  Uncategorized

    You Know You’re a Knitter When…

    …you spend a long time being ranty about the difference between knitting and crochet. I was sent a review copy of The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah.  It’s being released today (12th March) and it was a good read with an interesting style that felt different and refreshing.  I don’t want to say I enjoyed it because it was a tricky subject matter and whilst not upsetting it wasn’t particularly comfortable.  It did make me think and was skillfully done which avoided it being an upsetting book.  Plus it managed to surprise me unexpectedly at the end.  I have seen other reviews saying it made…