Showing posts from May, 2009

Mercury Rev ~ The Dark is Rising

Been listening to this quite a bit today.

Seems to hit the spot.


I've taken a couple of days off work to try and catch my breath a bit. Strangely, it's coincided with some fabulous weather, which has means I can sit out in the sunshine. I've completely ignored all my Lancome training which categorically states 'Thou shalt not sunbathe'. I turn up my music, open my patio doors, call for the Cat and sit out there, occasionally breathing smoke over the aphids munching my roses.

It has been a very good way to recharge my batteries.

As I lie there, slowly cooking, I daydream about my garden. The grass has got to go, seems bloody ridiculous having a small garden being taken up by a patch of dubious grass. I've got a list of things I'd like in the garden, but haven't got a clue how it'll all fit together.

A bit like life really.

Small Moments of Beauty

I'm getting through each day with small moments of beauty.

Most of which, seem to happen in my patch of garden.

Today's: sitting in the garden, bathed in sunshine eating my lunch of vegetable stir fry in black bean sauce, with baked salmon perched on top.

SXSW 2009 Music Video: Playing For Change - Stand By Me

I saw this on Random Acts of Reality, made me cry.

(No, I'm not here. I'm just a figment of your imagaination. You should be ashamed!)


The last 14 days have been a series of unfortunate events.

And as some of these events touch some of the people who know me and I haven't the heart to lay it all out to you.

I'm going to bow out of blogging.

It has given me so much, new friends and a new perspective on the world.

I list this as the things that I am grateful for. But for now, I'm pulling in the drawbridge.

Be well, be safe and be happy.

Pity Party

I've invited the Self-Pity Gnome over and we're having a Pity Party this weekend.

I've decided to take some time out. I'm going to self-indulge and really am giving up all sensible thoughts and actions for the next couple of days. Monday is soon enough for reality.

Don't get me wrong, I have much to be thankful for, but I want to take some time to accept that Life is Tough and Quite Frankly, Shit.

All welcome!

Bring red wine and munchies.