Lullaby

I just went out for an evening walk with my doggies. I had spent too much time sitting at my desk trying to finish my paper, so I needed the exercise and the doggies needed the loo one more time before bedtime. I ended up walking a longer route then anticipated and my hubby was…

Ohrwurm of the Week 27.08.2017

I was my least productive this week. The reason for this is that I suffer from (various forms of) chronic pain and was almost rendered useless this week. I could hardly move, sit, stand, sleep – all because of pain. One pain triggered another and I only existed because of the huge amounts of painkillers…

Misty Muggy Morning

The Scottish word that describes this kind of weather perfectly is dreich. And to be honest, there is nothing that suits this country more than dreich weather. It is wonderful and sad at the same time. Especially the mist hiding the hills is so fascinating. Whenever I see the top of our highest hill (well…

Books I Read Again and Again – Part I

As you all know my ambitious plan to read a different book from my bookshelf (ony those I haven’t read)  every week failed. Not because they’re uninteresting books or because most of them were 19th/20th century books but because I first got so obsessed that I read here and there and everywhere and finally because…

Poem of the Month

Today would have been my mother’s 59th birthday, so I thought to commemorate her I share one of her favourite poems with you. Well, there we go again – it is not a poem but a ballad. On the last evening we spent with her before she passed away, we sat in her hospice room…

Grateful Thursday 17.08.2017

I think it is obvious that I fell off the wagon – I stopped reading as much and I am addicted to streaming again. I went on a streaming cold turkey in January and stuck to it (well with the occasional relapse like When Harry met Sally in April) all the way up to June….

Autumnal August

Today was the first dry day in over a week. Somehow we started autumn early here in the South of Scotland. I know that a few will say “Well, it is Scotland you should expect rain” but I still think we had an unusually wet summer so far. Interrupted by the occasional sunny even hot …

Just trying to waste some time here !

My husband’s work requires an early start which is why he tries to go to bed before 10pm. And because I am so used to going to bed with him, I never questioned whether or not I should go to bed before 10pm as well. It took me a year to realise that this is…

Getting back into the saddle

Anyone who has ever fallen of a horse knows how hard it can be to get back into the saddle. The last time I fell of S. (knock on wood) was during my final weeks writing my BA thesis and it took me months before I dared to go hacking again. S. didn’t get injured…