It struck me late last night just how expert I have become at constructing walls around myself. Rather than expand upon my own thoughts and feelings, I’m more likely to describe the world around me. The end result is often that I take the reader with me on adventures, but I am largely absent.
After playing a spirited game of "Settlers of Catan" with the children last night, I sat down late in the evening with my other half and said "shall we watch a movie?". We rarely sit and watch movies together at home - either the children are wandering in and out of the room, we are… Continue reading The Invention of Lying
Following my self imposed imprisonment construction of a catch-net for Miss 17 this evening instead of sitting in a rugby stadium with the rest of my family watching England destroy Canada in sub-zero temperatures, I have been enjoying the finest cheap(ish) bottle of wine available from the local supermarket.I have now drunk two rather large… Continue reading The Sweet Spot
I bought a magazine yesterday morning - a magazine all about blogging. Within it's pages there are interviews with "bloggers of note", lots of explanatory articles about what to write about, how to write it, when to write it, where to write it, and all sorts of other rubbish. And that's just it - it's rubbish.Instead… Continue reading Tilting at Blogging Windmills
I began blogging before the word had become part of the common vernacular. In the early days, people wrote about their day - their life. Online journals formed the basis of LiveJournal, DiaryLand, and Blogger. Most people carried brick mobile phones, and connected to the internet once or twice a day via a screeching black… Continue reading Truth and Honesty on the Internet
I wobbled this week. I looked at this "upside down" I have created, this "horcrux", and I wondered if it was a good idea. And as quickly as I began thinking through a method of throwing everything into the air once more, I talked myself back out of it.I really am my own worst enemy.Topside,… Continue reading Stepping Away from the Edge