Life as it is now

Thoughts, ponderings, stories and details about my life as it is now.

Sep 6, 2020

Losing Oneself

Losing Oneself

“Once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely.” 
- H.G. WellsShe said she thinks I may be having a mid

Sep 4, 2020

Happiness

Happiness

"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes." - Charles DickensWhen I experience it, this state of happiness, the emotion of

Aug 15, 2020

Born for Society

Born for Society

“Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it." ― Matthew Gregory LewisI have been

Jul 23, 2020

Wings to the Mind

Wings to the Mind

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
 - PlatoI have just finished cleaning up after dinner and am now sitting on

Jul 19, 2020

A Lazy Sunday

A Lazy Sunday

I have bought a large container of cherries and plan to make a cherry crumble this afternoon, to have after the roast dinner. Summer in London means berries and inspiration for berry-inspired deserts

Jul 9, 2020

Brave the Storm

Brave the Storm

"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But

Jul 1, 2020

Quotes for Wednesday

Quotes for Wednesday

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” 
- Alfred WainwrightWe are supposed to be going for a walk. - a long one down Bayswater road to what I believe to

Jun 27, 2020

Saturday’s 6 Things

Saturday’s 6 Things

Six facts about what I have focused on this past week. 1. I have enjoyed watching: The Great, another series about the rather interesting Catherine the Great, this one done in a more

Jun 13, 2020

Saturday’s 6 Things

Saturday’s 6 Things

Six facts about what I have focused on this past week. 1. I have enjoyed watching: Scotland’s home of the year. So many beautiful homes. I definitely am not a fan of

Jun 6, 2020

Saturday’s 6 Things

Saturday’s 6 Things

Six facts about what I have focused on this past week. 1. I have enjoyed watching: The series, The Last Ship. As it deals with a global pandemic, it is quite interesting. Wish

May 28, 2020

Cape Town to London

Cape Town to London

It has been very warm this week, but I have not felt like I have had much energy or enthusiasm for things. It is not just the lockdown rules that are getting to

May 20, 2020

Parrotnapping

Parrotnapping

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild." - Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank RemptionYesterday I had a decidedly