Category Archives: Holidailies


Cohesion is not my strong suit at the best of times, so trying to put together a paragraph, let alone an essay-like post is a serious challenge today. My life for the next week is spreadsheets and Drupal forms and proofreading, so, basically, a horrid time to be doing a challenge like Holidailies. Shockingly for a blogger/Twitterer/FB user, I don’t want to sit in front of a screen any more than I absolutely have to. Read More →

The issues.

Long-term readers of this blog will know that I’m not really one for wearing ribbons (especially pink). I think it’s important to remember ‘the issues’ always, not just when it’s trendy to do so, and I’m not sure if a wee strip of fabric is going to make a difference. Read More →

Keeping it clean.

Time-pressed today (funny how being two days ahead on a project can turn so quickly into being at least half a day behind), so here’s a tiny, not-for-the-squeamish entry: Read More →

Parmesan brooms.

There are some things that you aren’t equipped to deal with when you are in a hurry or overtired or just plained stressed by life: a flat tire, being out of coffee, war, etc. Read More →

Balancing electrolytes.

Rehydrating slowly this morning (with a banana-peach-coconut smoothie) after the worst booze-poisoning I’ve had in a long time. It turns out that finding out one’s oldest friend nearly died (she will be fine) right before going to a beer-tasting event is possibly unwise. As is mixing differently brewed, er, brews, including several in the 7+% alcohol range. I don’t think I’ve been that rough since my going-away party before I moved to England. Or possibly my liver’s just given up on me. Read More →


Day two of Holidailies and I’m ready to strike hatred (possibly of me) into the hearts of, er, dozens. Read More →

Boiling things down.

It’s been a couple of years since I participated in Holidailies, but, as my grand plans to post at least once a week (after my year-and-a-bit-long daily blogging challenge ended) came to nothing, this little project I adore might be the kick in the pants I need to get some words out.

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