A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 3-9

It’s been a week full of things I’d never done before such as finding the default music player on my laptop and playing with a dog. I also didn’t write a word of fiction but that’s fine. My brain’s taking a break and I fully understand — heat is not conducive to anything but the most rudimentary mental tasks. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: August 3-9

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 27 – August 2

My least favourite month has started and I apologise to all who happen to have been born in August. I’m sure you’re all lovely people but I have a thing for August and it is not a good thing. And I have good reasons for it, including three incidents that required urgent medical attention and two deaths. Suffice it to say I don’t expect anything good from August. But you never know. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 27 – August 2

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 20-26

Isn’t it fun that while we’re panting with the heat up here in the northern hemisphere, children in the southern one just had their winter break? Oh, and did you know that Australian schools have four instead of two terms? Well, you probably do if you are Australian, but I didn’t until I googled it. Fascinating. This is what I call a strong start to the blog. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 20-26

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 13-19

Do you know what the greatest thing about a week off spent doing nothing, least of all travelling is? The greatest thing about a week off spent doing nothing, least of all travelling is that you don’t feel even a whiff of regret that it’s over. Okay, maybe a whiff. A slight one. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 13-19

This Summer’s Top Pet Peeves

What better time to make a roundup of the words and phrases that have made my life a little bit more interesting so far this year than mid-July when nothing happens. Normally. Some of those are all-time favourites and others are new crushes but I love them all. Continue reading This Summer’s Top Pet Peeves

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 6-10

Like every good thing in life, holidays have a start and also an end. I regret nothing. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 6-10

A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 29 – July 3

I missed last week’s profound look because there was nothing to be profound about and I was too busy working because what does a person who has a lot of work do? Create more work for themselves, of course. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 29 – July 3

My Favourite Stereotype

Breathe, this is not going to be about human self-identification and related stereotypes. It will be about… food. Yes, food. Well, mostly. If there is a thing I dislike almost as much as double standards, it’s food stereotypes. Also those in art and everything else. Let me put this way: if you tell me to like/dislike something because everybody likes/dislikes it, I won’t like you. Continue reading My Favourite Stereotype

A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 15-19

Summer is upon us, finally, although I’m not sure why I say “finally” since I wasn’t exactly looking forward to the heat. But I was kind of looking forward to the sun because even my love for rain has its limits. Well, it’s here, the sun. And the heat. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 15-19

A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 8-12

The most profound this that happened this week was us going for a walk in the forest above the village, so I’m doing this week’s profound look back in pictures. No comment. Just pictures. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: June 8-12