Looking for work is my job these days. If I’m not searching online/offline for vacancies, I’m sending out speculative letters with a copy of my CV, or writing about doing such things. On Fridays, I go to a job club, which involves sitting around and eating biscuits with other unemployed people. We talk about goal-setting, … Continue reading Shakespeare Is Overrated
This one goes out to the happy, tipsy, singing sixty-somethings on the bus this evening. And to all of you...
In the time it took Sarge to read one chapter of Ulysses, I started and finished I Was Amelia Earhart, recommended by DB over at Getting in Touch with my Inner Basket Case. This book was a blink. A very poetic blink. I wanted it to be longer, but I realise now the length was … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: 70 Minutes
A few months after I got my favourite pen, my Dad packed it and the rest of my life into the car and drove me down to University. As The Dixie Chicks blasted out of the speakers and through the open windows, I was as excited as I’d ever been up to that point in … Continue reading Where Sweaters Go To Die
'I enjoy books. No room is fit for occupation without a lining of books. They contain the condensed experiences of humanity. To live fully, one has to read widely. I do not intend to face a man-eating lion in the African veld, fall from an aircraft into the Arabian Sea, soar through outer space or … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust: Words And Wisdom
I got Sarge a slow-cooker for Christmas. It was not used in the making of these brownies. Recipe adapted from another found on the internet. Ingredients: ½ stick unsalted butter 1 large bar (100g) of dark chocolate (we used Green and Black's 70% cocoa, because it’s tasty.) 4 eggs 1 pinch salt 1 ½ cups … Continue reading Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Maple Syrup Brownies
I eat books. I am actually addicted to books, and reading them. My two giant bookcases are three rows deep. There is a stack by my bed, and in the office. And at least four books on any other free surface in the house. I put them there, anywhere, when deciding ‘what to read next’, … Continue reading 100 Books Or Bust