Stop the glorification of busy

This was not written by me but I completely identify with this that I just had to put it here for my own future reference Written by Tim Kreider in the New York Times June 30th 2012 If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of…

Loft building

We took a week off work to use up holiday and decided to use the opportunity to do a big activity: boarding our loft!! There are 3 reasons that we needed to do this: A) There were things living there and we wanted them out B) As interest rates are so low at the moment…

Not safe for work

Why I don’t like rude words I have never been one for swearing. There was a zero tolerance policy when I grew up and I can’t recall a single occasion of hearing my parents or wider family swear. It was never worth swearing, the repercussions would have been serious. At the age of around 7…

Why I’m a weekly vegetarian

Why I’m a weekly vegetarian Going vegetarian doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach. For meat-is-murder vegetarians there’s little point in just reducing meat. A little murder is still murder. But omnivores who believe it is fine to eat meat can also eat in moderation. When we moved into our new home Simon…

What makes me happy?

Why don’t we do what makes us happy?? Last night I went to choir. As usual at the start of every choir rehearsal we do some silly exercises like shaking all our limbs, huffing “Hee hee hee”, making siren sounds and scrunching up our faces. The first time I saw this group of middle-to-old-aged men…