Wed, Oct 26 2011 11:50
... well apart from the phone
itself and a few other other obvious things like Angry Birds (yes yes, I know, I'm years late to that party, but it is
from those things this
is my new favourite thing. I'm getting a train this afternoon and giddy that I'll be able to unlock the travelling dream by doing so. Silly, but fun.
Tue, Oct 25 2011 11:30
So describing how love works... TV comes to the rescue: "one of the 3 legs that hold up love's stool: sex, liking his brain, then kinda accepting who he is 'cus you're never gonna change him anyway" - Shelly Tamboe: Northern Exposure
Shelly was right, that's how it works. Or at least a description of the playing field. Problem is when knowing that isn't enough. She missed a part I think.
Sex is there, as is "liking his brain" and of course accepting "the other" - huge part of the deal. But in our inherent love of trifecta we overlooked the fourth: He has to want it too.
Sadly that part doesn't always hold.
Thu, Oct 13 2011 09:11
Had a lovely holiday. Long day getting home yesterday though.
Oh and I waited until Edinburgh airport to take money out... and the bloody American Express ATM still gives me a weird Bank of England £20. They've changed since I lived down south... looked like a prop from a movie about some Edwardian era banker... used it to pay for milk immediately because it was unsettling me and got a Bank of Ireland £10 in my change. :D
France was just what I needed. I didn't know I needed a holiday when I left. Frankly I didn't think I deserved one, but the shift in my mood and energy since coming back is astounding. I think I'd got pretty run down in September... it's been a strange year, and I think the turmoil of all of it had built up. Taking a couple of weeks away from it all in the tranquil French countryside has been really restorative.
Time with Mum & Dad helped too - or "playing on the beach with the aged Ps" as Mum put it - I don't want to gush but I feel very lucky to be part of my family. I know not everyone gets that but mine are a real source of joy and support.
Happily I've come back raring to go with work because there's a lot on the horizon... stay tuned
Mon, Oct 3 2011 10:36
I did not pack for hot...
I'm in France, borrowing Mum & Dad's
little house in the Vendée for a couple of weeks' R&R and thoroughly enjoying it... but I did not pack for summer. It's October after all!