Shakespeare Is Overrated

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


100 Books Or Bust: 70 Minutes

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

100 Books Or Bust: Words And Wisdom

'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

Back-seat Baking: Chocolate Maple Syrup Brownies

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

100 Books Or Bust

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