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I decided to list five things everyday that made me happy.

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  • A better sleep after some phenergan
  • Thinking about what might help me to feel better and making a plan
  • A lovely afternoon with Imogen at Crafts and Makes, taking her to the optician, roasting and eating a chicken, watching football, doing a jigsaw, laughing, and reading Little House in the Big Woods
  • Setting limits for screen time is helpful and liberating
  • Making chicken stock and planning nutritious meals
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • So many young birds in the garden, sparrows in the bushes and blackbirds on the lawn
  • Driving in the rain feels peaceful
  • My new multi-stemmed amelanchier has arrived
  • Swimming and bubble pool
  • Sorting out books
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Making delicious gluten-free and dairy-free food for my little family because I love them all
  • Everyone together to celebrate Elsie’s birthday, lasagne and laughter and love
  • Beautiful, wonderful Elsie happy and smiling and laughing and entranced by her cake and candle and everybody singing to her
  • Lovely, loving, resilient Imogen running and playing in the sunny park
  • Quiet on my own later with a book, tea, and chocolate buttons
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A nice unexpected lie-in
  • Listening to 6 Music’s All Day Rave in the car
  • A few hours with Mum
  • Feeding Imogen with lasagne and cherries and hearing about how she’s been learning sign language and playing chess
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Finally getting Imogen to her rather strange holiday club
  • Tea and calming down
  • Getting some embroidery done
  • A nice short time with Imogen
  • Getting the start of a digital portfolio up
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Rain all day, never stopping once
  • A productive day making collages
  • Eleven pots of blackberry and apple jam for the price of two bags of sugar
  • Encouragement from Patti and Rosemary and Caroline
  • Finishing Linnets and Valerians on the sofa with tea and then wine
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Delicious turmeric latte with black pepper sprinkles at the 8th Day cafe
  • A really interesting and informative meeting with Ian R
  • Time and conversation with Gaby
  • Mum’s goodness and generosity
  • A lovely evening with chicken and chorizo and wine and conversation
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A lovely quiet morning on my own at home
  • A pot of tea and lovely conversation with Donna at Costa
  • Working hard to get the house clean and tidy
  • A nice phone conversation with Toby
  • Alison’s wise words help me to feel less anxious
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • I am really enjoying my rhythm of getting up and going to printing this week
  • Making friendships with other arty women on the course
  • Persevering in the face of disaster
  • Going to see my lovely Toby, Daisy and Elsie and hearing their NEWS
  • A milky misty half moon rising above the trees
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A lovely stroll round Ness Gardens with lots of sitting down
  • Long views over to Wales and the estuary, bees and butterflies still warm air, beautiful high-summer planting
  • Listing to acid jazz on the way home
  • A delicious meal cooked for me while I drank wine and read the Saturday Guardian
  • Safe in my own bed on my own
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A day of reading my old sketchbooks and making notes
  • Feeling inspired and hopeful
  • Learning to be calmer and more self-compassionate
  • Lots and lots of rain
  • Healthy tea
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A very enjoyable day at the MCAHE conference, hearing about lots of interesting things
  • Networking and making new acquaintances
  • A pleasant walk to dinner and a nice meal and conversation
  • Judith is lovely
  • Back to calming fish and pyjamas
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A lovely couple of hours at Dunham with Patti, talking non-stop
  • Such a sweet happy video of Elsie saying da-da-da
  • A happy afternoon with Imogen, making and painting cat pencil pots, picking peas, talking, laughing, making strawberry jam
  • Eating tea and drinking wine and playing Cluedo and remembering holidays with Grandpa
  • Playing tennis in the road until late, laughing, seeing swifts, getting an ice cream from the ice cream van, then shower and bed and reading Little House in the Big Woods
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Trying to be self-compassionate and sit with my feelings
  • Taking the sofa cushions out to lie in the shade
  • Texting with Imogen
  • Sitting outside in the dark with the bats and moths and dark thundery clouds and it’s still 26 degrees
  • A cool shower before bed
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • My new dungaree dress has come and once I’ve shortened it and altered the straps it’s gorgeous and fab
  • Doing some drawing with ink and brush on a stick that I’m actually pleased with
  • A baby blackbird in the bushes
  • Swifts arcing high up in an angry purple sky
  • Then suddenly a flood of sunlight and the scent of honeysuckle
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Breakfast on the sunny secret bench, quiet and still, listening to the birds and the bees
  • East Didsbury Tesco has fresh beetroots
  • A lovely chat with Alison sitting in the shade in the garden
  • Going to fetch Imogen from cricket club and watching her enjoying playing with the others in her lovely school with lots of green grass and the little garden
  • Coming home and sitting outside and drinking tea while Imogen picks lots of fresh peas and eats them straight out of the pod
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Interesting and stimulating conversations with Sarah
  • A second visit to Atmospheric Memory
  • Lunch in the sun in Festival Square
  • Going to see Rogue Studios, meeting new people, bumping into friends, seeing art, thinking creatively
  • Thinking seriously about the possibility of doing an MA and receiving lots of encouragement
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Looking after soft gorgeous Elsie while Toby and Daisy go out for birthday lunch
  • Spending time with Kara and hearing how she cares so well for Isaac and Imogen
  • Hearing that Imogen got a great report and is in the same class as her friends next year and Daddy and Mummy both went to her open day with her
  • A delicious tea of potato rosti and tofu scramble and watching tennis
  • Spending the evening hand embroidering a little piece on brown velvet
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Talking to lovely, calm, intelligent Toby
  • Seeing Mum surrounded by her loving family
  • Beautiful sweet gorgeous clever Elsie crawling and standing by herself and laughing at Matty and being tickled by Imogen and being an utter fucking delight
  • Seeing Imogen happy picking peas from the garden, popping them out of their shells, counting them all (400!), eating them fresh from the pod and then lying on the grass to look at clouds
  • Watching Imogen enjoying using the acrylic paints, singing and choosing colours and painting
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • “You’ll be alright. Keep looking for the good”
  • Walking round the Northern Quarter in the sun, drinking coffee at the craft centre, choosing art materials at Fred Aldous, being myself, feeling free and that life is full of possibility
  • A lovely lunch with Siâny in the sunshine
  • Eating cherries and sunbathing in the garden
  • Swimming and bubble pool, feeling strong and well
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Celery juice on the quiet sunny bench
  • Cleaning and tidying and the house looks good
  • Pootling with houseplants, repotting and arranging
  • Sitting in the sun chatting
  • Delicious Turkish food and wine and then walking home a bit pissed to drink tea and watch Glastonbury
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A little bit of painting before going out
  • Such a beautiful day for driving over the moors to Buxton, such gorgeous open views, such beautiful countryside
  • A really lovely time with Gill, looking round Buxton and having lunch
  • Looking through old photos and talking with Mum
  • Clouds of ox-eye daisies and a purple haze of grasses on the A34
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The pleasure of going to the framers to choose a frame for my Rob Ryan poster
  • Such an interesting, uplifting and useful session with Gaby in her lovely studio in the garden
  • A cup of tea an great conversation with Patti at Manchester Art Gallery
  • A lovely film about Piet Oudolf at HOME
  • A katsu curry ready meal and a gluten-free chocolate cheesecake for tea
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • It is good to spend time with Mum, talking, drinking tea, walking in the garden, eating lunch together
  • At last we have agreed a deal with work and I will be ok and it is nearly over
  • Drinks in the sunshine at Banyan with Sian
  • A lovely meal at Mowgli
  • Sitting with tea and twinkly lights in the garden on the solstice and feeling peaceful
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • It is sooo lovely to be back home and pottering in my little house and garden, safe and calm and beautiful
  • Deadheading the roses quietly and peacefully
  • Such a lovely time with my beautiful Elsie, playing and reading and having the loveliest gentle sweet cuddles
  • Researching hypothyroidism and finding a private doctor in Manchester and feeling a flicker of hope
  • A lovely warm supportive conversation with Rory
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Getting up late and then having nice breakfast at the jolly, lively Ludlow Kitchen cafe with the Guardian to read instead of the crap, cold, gloomy hotel breakfast
  • Discovering the delights of the Ludlow Plant Centre
  • A lovely visit to Wildgoose Walled Garden, enjoying the space, choosing plants to buy, having tea and gluten-free Bakewell tart in the sweet cafe-in-a-shed, buying old copies of Gardens Illustrated for 50p each
  • Driving back along the wooded slopes of Wenlock Edge, seeing old and beautiful places all secret and lovely
  • Back to the hotel and into pyjamas for more Killing Eve
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Setting off on my holiday adventure
  • The lush green ancientness of the Malvern Hills
  • An interesting drive through Ledbury, Bromyard and Tenbury Wells, and the countryside in between
  • The loveliness of Edvin Loach Saxon/Norman church
  • Tea and cake in my clean, smart hotel room
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Morning cuddles in bed with Imogen
  • Imogen making shortbread biscuits and singing to herself
  • Digging and planting in the veg patch
  • Collecting sticks on the common to make a woodpigeon trap
  • Sitting in the garden in the cool damp evening after a day of rain
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • My littlest boy is 27
  • Drinking my celery juice on the sunny bench, thinking positive thoughts
  • Baby sparrows all over the lawn
  • I have booked on a week-long screenprinting course!
  • Lunch with Agneta
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Having my breakfast in the sun on the secret bench
  • A ‘matucana’ sweet pea has come out
  • Making my shed beautiful and useful and tidy and fab, I love it
  • Reading my book in the sun on one of the reclining chairs
  • A delicious tea of baked potato, avocado and crunchy spiced chickpeas
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The scent and colour of the rugosa rose on Top Field
  • Feeling happy, inspired and enlarged by creative thought
  • Painting my shed proper dark black, much better than off-black
  • An afternoon and evening of gardening, so healing and enriching
  • Toby sending me pics and video of Elsie
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Slowly achieving all I’d hoped today despite feeling crap
  • Sweet pea buds about to bloom, plus iris sibirica and sisyrinchium in flower
  • Lovely photos of Elsie
  • The smell of clean washing
  • A walk on the common at dusk
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Walking barefoot in the sunny morning garden, drinking my celery juice and listening to the birds
  • Coffee and conversation with Patti in the sun in her beautiful garden
  • Lovely pasta and pesto and wine with my brilliant friend
  • Being outside in the still-light garden in the mizzle at 9.30pm hanging up new twinkly solar lights, listening to the blackbirds chinking
  • Clean, moisturised face, super clean teeth and into bed
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Feeling slightly lighter and less horrible
  • Breakfast outside in the sun
  • Working in the garden and in my shed
  • Getting rid of the Viburnum Mariesii and suddenly everything looks much better
  • A drink at Wine and Wallop and a good chat
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Realising I need to make changes to my life to stay healthy and alive
  • Cow parsley and hawthorn blossom on the still quiet common
  • Swimming and bubbles and feeling stronger
  • Making a bowl of delicious veggie curry to nourish myself
  • Sitting quietly doing my jigsaw
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Dr Eidn is so lovely and kind
  • Getting Mum an old lady walker
  • My dress has arrived and it looks ok
  • Sitting in the sun in the garden
  • Kindness
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The loft men are pleasant and gentle and do a great job in double quick time
  • The doctor says I am probably ok and not to worry
  • The pleasures of a south facing garden which I am so glad I held out for
  • My autumn sown sweet peas romping away up the willow obelisk
  • Knowing I have friends
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Seeing Gaby
  • Her beautiful garden
  • Looking after myself
  • A lovely bath
  • Sleep
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The sweet pain of Kay working on my back
  • Eating vegetables and fruits
  • Watching more GOT
  • Finishing Michael’s obituary for the Guardian
  • Champions League Semi Final: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona!!!
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Seeing photos of my best girl on her 10th birthday
  • Making Imogen’s rainbow sponge cakes
  • Getting all my tidying jobs done
  • Messages from friends
  • An early night with phenergan
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A nice chat with Donna at Costa
  • Deleting all my work emails and deleting myself from all work social media
  • Simon makes me a lovely potting bench and shelves in my shed
  • Salad and salmon for lunch
  • A hot bath
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The lovely buttery smell of fresh coffee
  • The sun streaming into the back room
  • A couple of hours in the garden
  • Butterflies
  • Watching Sideways
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Porridge with blueberries
  • Thunder and lightning
  • Pyjamas
  • Sitting outside in the sun for a little while
  • Comedy rain
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Cuddles with my best girl
  • Bluebells, new green leaves and birdsong on the early morning common
  • The view from the sofa onto my tidy garden and new Off Black shed
  • Game of Thrones
  • Bed and sleep
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • All the excitement of shopping at Wilmslow Waitrose
  • Painting my shed Off Black
  • Working hard in the garden to make it look lovely again
  • A bath and doing my back exercises
  • Sleeeeep
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • An email which although horrible, clarifies my position and directs my next steps
  • Interviewing bright, intelligent, pleasant people
  • Collecting all my things, saying goodbye to my desk and my office and the library, and LEAVING
  • Sitting by the stove, looking after myself
  • Early to bed with Night Nurse
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A blessedly quiet morning on my own
  • Seeing Isaac’s lovely little family all happy and together at Tesco
  • Imogen deciding she does like blueberries after all
  • A fun afternoon on the common and at home with Imogen and Grandpa, rollerskating and playing stomp rocket and ‘ladders and snakes’
  • Lovely Imogen playing lotions and potions in the bath, being snuggly, reading Pinocchio together and Imogen noticing that the illustrator was the same as Minty and Tink
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The garden is green and lovely and spring is springing
  • Tulips are emerging in wonderful colours
  • Warm weather at lunchtime
  • Work is tolerable
  • Looking after myself
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Bacon, toast and an egg for breakfast
  • There is so much to love about my swanky car, despite its flaws
  • Coffee and chocolate and the Observer
  • Home at last to my lovely, tasteful, comfortable and familiar space
  • A bath and the last episode of GOT Season 7
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • An excellent phone call with the finance man and coming up with a plan
  • Driving along in my car listening to music
  • Seeing rainbows
  • Managing to get the DVD player to work on the crap Airbnb TV
  • Wine
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • It is good to see Siân and Catherine again
  • Getting my work done without too much awfulness of other sorts
  • Stella has resigned
  • Lots of delicious and very bad food
  • Watching Fleabag
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Simon works hard in the garden all day and makes everything look fab despite the awful stinky manure
  • A really interesting and productive conversation with Gaby
  • Such a lovely sunny spring day
  • Picking Imogen up from school
  • Doing a bit of jigsaw with her
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A long sleep
  • A quiet day of thinking and writing and reading
  • A little potter in the garden
  • Watching The Missing wrapped up in a blanket by the stove
  • More phenergan and paracetamol and lots of pillows
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Managing to get up and get to fucking Munich baby
  • All the beautifulness of the Alpen landscape and the comedy of Alpen cereal
  • The lovely spa hotel with all its loveliness
  • Laughing with Sarah
  • A delicious alcohol-frei cocktail at the bar in our nice outfits and fancy shoes
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A lovely day with Mum
  • Taking colourful flowers to Dad’s grave
  • Laughing at Dunham Massey with Mum on her rented mobility scooter
  • A hot bath
  • Bed with phenergan
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Elsie is so cute and gorgeous
  • Imogen is so wonderful and brilliant
  • My boys are so good and loving
  • Daisy and Kara are kind and gentle
  • I have had a lovely day and feel lucky
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Grace’s diplomacy, kindness and good sense
  • Getting lots of planning done and working hard
  • It’s so good to have Catherine at work now
  • A bath and an early night
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The extraordinary kindness of so many people
  • So much love for my lost friend
  • Agneta’s beauty and serenity
  • Buzzards, kites, jackdaws and rooks on the way to Mum’s
  • “Bollocks to all this”
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Nice Simon comes and does four hours digging in the garden
  • Thinking about my skills and abilities and what my work strategy might be
  • Phone calls from both my boys
  • A lovely evening with my work friends drinking cocktails and eating curry
  • A friendly trip home on the tram
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Siân and Catherine are kind and strong
  • Seeing Imogen’s new school library and taking her to Book Fair
  • A hug with Isaac and a little chat
  • Wine
  • Watching TV
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A lazy morning
  • Seeing Imogen and Elsie both at the same time
  • Hugs with my boys and having everyone together
  • Driving in my car
  • Playing Zoombinis with Imogen and seeing her using her clever brain
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A Mars Bar from Siân
  • Sitting in the sun at lunchtime
  • Feeling like I have allies
  • Seeing photos of Elsie having baby food in her little chair
  • Getting recommendations for a gardener on Facebook and feeling like tech is useful
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • A loonnnggg phenergan sleep
  • The most beautiful sunny day, quiet and still and warm
  • A couple of hours in the garden, pruning clematis and roses and cutting things back
  • Imogen stops choking
  • Buds in a jar
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Grace is so lovely
  • Patti is such a nice friend
  • Strawberries and cream for lunch
  • Having the afternoon off
  • Pottering in the garden in the sun
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • Making chocolate chip cookies with Imogen
  • Daddy and Matty and Lenai all walking across the common to fetch Imogen
  • A lovely unexpected visit with Michael which was really precious and special
  • Time to process and rest
  • Being looked after and cooked for
sep 3 2019 ∞
sep 3 2019 +
  • The most beautiful sunny warm day
  • The sound of jackdaws
  • Hugs with Michael
  • Having a lovely time with Elsie
  • Quince jam
may 20 2019 ∞
may 20 2019 +
  • Planning with Catherine and Siân
  • My Emergency Chocolate rations have been replenished
  • A walk at lunchtime
  • Talking to Michael on the phone
  • Starting the brand new Elly Griffiths
may 20 2019 ∞
may 20 2019 +
  • Morning at last after such a storm in the night
  • Sorting out car stuff with Isaac
  • Imogen reading me poems
  • Making cakes, playing games, watching Junior Bake Off , eating stir fry, reading stories
  • Quiet by the stove
may 20 2019 ∞
may 20 2019 +
  • After feeling so alone, Catherine and Beth join me for the drive into work and it’s lovely
  • Dorothy’s second blooming
  • Eating lunch with my new posse and feeling like HERE COME THE GIRLS
  • Keeping warm and going to bed early
  • A lovely surprise chat with Michael
may 20 2019 ∞
may 20 2019 +
  • Cuddles in bed with my beautiful best girl
  • Sneaking up on Daddy in Tesco
  • A lovely afternoon with my family and my two gorgeous granddaughters, eating roast chicken and carrot cake for Toby’s birthday
  • Peace and tidiness and a bath afterwards
  • Speaking to Michael on the phone even though it was unbearably sad
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • Staying calm and dignified
  • People making me cups of tea
  • Getting stuff done, amazingly
  • Dorothy’s lovely second blooming
  • Delicious rosti with bacon and eggs
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • Eating mostly healthily
  • A good day helping Mum
  • Managing to get all my logs in the garage slowly and carefully
  • Resting in bed
  • Reading Elly Griffiths
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • Thinking about drawing and doing a tiny bit before I set off for Bristol
  • A sleep at Frankley Services
  • Being cheered by the News Quiz and kept awake by Diet Coke
  • Tea and roast chicken and wine and a fire and friendliness when I finally arrive
  • Going to sleep on the comfy mattress
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • A hot shower makes me feel quite a bit better
  • Siân’s almonds save the day
  • Snow!
  • Neil the plumber fits me a nice new radiator
  • A bath and staying positive
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • A nice slow start to the day
  • Isaac turns my mattress for me
  • Imogen and I laugh so much our tummies hurt
  • We make lasagne and eat it
  • Imogen has a lovely bath and then traces a squirrel and colours it in brown while I am drying her hair
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • Interesting people and discussions at the MQBF meeting
  • Implementing my new strategy of only working the hours I’m paid for and adjusting my time accordingly
  • Having eggs and bacon and five-beans cooked for me and a glass of wine put in my hand
  • Being helpful in an editorial kind of a way
  • Chatting and hugs
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • Poorly Imogen feeling a bit better after some Calpol
  • Imogen listening carefully to The Lark Ascending on the radio and asking questions
  • Lovely chats with Catherine and Beth at work
  • A bath and a large glass of wine
  • Three episodes of Pride and Prejudice
apr 25 2019 ∞
apr 25 2019 +
  • It’s nice to see Patti and Libby at work
  • Feeling like I’m making some measure of progress on things, albeit small-scale
  • I love working with Catherine
  • Hearing that Isaac’s hospital appointment has gone well
  • A bath and a very early night
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Pottering at home while it rains outside
  • Shopping for healthy food and stocking my fridge with good stuff
  • Clean sheets on my bed
  • Writing things down and feeling very together and tidy in my mind
  • Reading on the sofa and listening to music, enjoying the last hours of freedom and with everything ready for tomorrow
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • A lovely day with Imogen, having fun and laughing and doing nice things
  • Making pancakes and playing games including Muffin Tin Toss
  • Playing Zoombinis together
  • I just love Imogen, she is the best
  • My lovely new furry jacketty thing
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • A good brisk walk on the common in the sun
  • “This is the reality of today”
  • The sound of scampering squirrels
  • Delicious banoffee pie
  • Lots of episodes of Killing Eve
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Writing and planning and consolidating
  • Wearing my long black jacket
  • The wonder of meeting David and remembering our childhoods
  • Swimming and bubbles
  • Finishing my jigsaw and reflecting that time spent apparently doing very little is hugely beneficial over time
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Driving Mum back through the lovely Cheshire countryside
  • Hot sausage rolls and mustard sitting on the sofa in the sun
  • Listening to interesting music and doing my jigsaw while I process and think about things
  • The peace and beauty of my little house
  • A bath and bed with phenergan
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Pale orange hips on the climbing rose
  • A damp soggy walk on the common to pick catkins
  • Finishing my Lowry jigsaw
  • Doing Christmas baking and prep
  • Being gentle with myself
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • The last day at work: cards and chocolates and laughing
  • Lunch with Patti at the new and thrilling Mamucium cafe
  • Finishing my Christmas shopping
  • Good news from Michael
  • A lovely evening of Christmassiness, drinking Smoking Bishop and eating and talking and laughing
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • The Tunnicliffe field on the way to Mum’s looks wintry and bare and beautiful
  • Talking about interesting things with Mum
  • My Christmas wreath looks gorgeous on the new front door
  • Walking Matty in the moonlit darkness with Imogen and Lenai, laughing and running and chatting about the moon
  • Roasting clove-studded oranges for Smoking Bishop
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Such a nice coffee and chat with Linda and buying one of her lovely hand-thrown bowls to take home
  • Wrapping my Christmas presents
  • Low, bright winter sunlight streaming into the house
  • Drying Imogen’s hair after her bath while she reads books and sings to herself
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • An interesting meeting with clever people
  • It’s quite Christmassy in town
  • A lovely evening with Toby, Daisy and Elsie
  • Liverpool 1-0 Napoli and we are through to the knockout stage of the Champions League
  • Looking forward to a treat with Rosemary
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Sitting up in bed looking at the wind whipping at the thin bare trees, little birds flitting about against the weak winter sun and suddenly, a flock of honking geese rising up above the houses
  • A lovely afternoon with Imogen, baking and icing Christmas biscuits, making things, playing games, laughing
  • Talking to Imogen about resilience
  • Making tiny biscuits for the birds
  • Cuddling and reading in bed
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Walking along the Thames, seeing barges and wharves and old buildings, little lanes, the Great Fire of London Monument, places with names of old London
  • Not dying on the stuck tube train
  • Hearing about Antiuniversity Now
  • Killing time before my train by having a proper sit-down meal at Café Rouge and reading my book
  • Home and into my own lovely bed
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • The feeling of a whole uninterrupted day stretching ahead of me
  • Making more changes and improvements to how the house looks
  • More sweet peas are germinating!
  • Two episodes of GOT
  • Phenergan and bed
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • The Christmassy smell of peeling a clementine
  • Grace is lovely and so positive
  • A hug with Isaac
  • The first episode of GOT season seven
  • Mince pies and a cup of tea
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • It is good to see Mum and hug her
  • Watching the birds out of her kitchen window together and there are siskins and nuthatches and a blackcap
  • It is nice to have my hair done even though the colour doesn’t work out so well
  • The shorter cut is good though
  • Reading and eating pizza in bed
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Sitting at the open back door drinking coffee in the mild air with the warmth of the Rayburn filling the kitchen
  • Walking on Blakeney marshes in the softness and quiet of fog, listening to the peeping of waders and the sound of geese flying overhead
  • Lovely crab sandwiches, chips and a pot of tea in beautiful Blakeney
  • The stillness and loveliness of the Norfolk lanes on the drive home
  • Shopping in Holt with all the twinkly lights and happy people
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • A little walk round beautiful Holt with its flint cobbles, old bricks, pamments and pantiles and drop-dead tastefulness
  • The loveliness of Holt Bookshop
  • Coffee and lunch by a roaring stove at Byfords
  • Home to read books and eat cake by the stove
  • GOT in bed
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +

Sadly I don't seem to have written anything for today

jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Wearing my MC Hammer pants and Converse
  • Mojitos and snacks at Wahaca
  • Drinks in the Waterhouse with Patti, Libby and Jane
  • The beautiful voice and articulate emotional intelligence of the lovely Barbara Kingsolver
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Auntie V’s lovely marmalade
  • Reminiscing about days and times and family members past
  • Chatting with the delightful Elliot and Florrie
  • Seeing my dear cousin Caroline
  • The lovely Surrey countryside
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Feeling more organised
  • A lie down on the office floor
  • Siân buys us snacks and mojitos in tins
  • Seeing beautiful books and manuscripts
  • In bed at last with a cup of tea
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • A lovely quiet day at home
  • Arranging for my new front door
  • Getting bulbs planted
  • A GOT marathon to finish Season 5
  • An early night
jan 11 2019 ∞
jan 11 2019 +
  • Lovely sunshine
  • Wearing my new long black jacket
  • My instincts were right and Catherine is wonderful
  • Photos of beautiful Elsie
  • Comfy in bed
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Red berry, mango and fig muesli
  • It’s nice to see Siân and Michael
  • McDonalds for tea and a nice little chat
  • A lovely DAB radio for Mum’s birthday
  • In bed warm and cosy with turmeric latte
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • A tiny sprinkling of grainy snow
  • Taking the paper off a new tub of butter
  • Turmeric latte
  • Happy beautiful Imogen
  • Reading Gobbelino together
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Hundreds of pink footed geese flying high in Vs, honking and on their way to Norfolk
  • Seeing Imogen and she is so lovely and cheering
  • Having chocolate to eat
  • Turmeric latte
  • GOT
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Beginning to feel more normal again
  • Finishing The Great Level in bed with tea and toast
  • How lovely to have dinner cooked for me and dinner is PIE
  • Happy chatting and friendliness
  • Resting in bed again
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Isaac and Kara come to make my breakfast and tidy the kitchen for me
  • Watching Sarah Key videos is encouraging
  • Doing my little waggle exercises and trying to stay positive
  • Managing to get downstairs for my tea
  • Feeling a tiny bit improved
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • It’s nice to help Mum with things
  • A bucket of plants (ill-won, as it happened)
  • Photos of Elsie
  • GOT and microwave food
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • It’s fun and interesting to work with Simon and the lovely Book Works people
  • The PV goes well and everyone enjoys it
  • A lovely conversation with Adele and Nick
  • Delicious Italian food at Salvis
  • Finally finally in bed and cosy
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Healthy eating
  • Sitting in the sun
  • Tea at Isaac and Imogen’s in their lovely house
  • Wine and chatting
  • Doing my back exercises
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • The lovely feeling of freedom, authenticity and possibility of a Saturday morning cooking myself delicious breakfast, making good coffee and listening to music
  • Such a brilliant and hilarious time at the Seven Brothers Brewery tour
  • Tea and biscuits at the lovely Media City Ziferblat
  • Legendary chicken platter and signature potatoes
  • Watching a film and eating mint Lindors
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • A slightly calmer day at work
  • Eating vegan food all day
  • Not eating chocolate or sugar
  • GOT by the stove
  • A properly cleansed face
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Porridge and cuddles with my best girl
  • Flowers from the garden for Dad
  • Dad is buried and has a lovely view over Macclesfield
  • Lunch all together
  • Toby and Daisy look so beautiful
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Wearing a different outfit of OSKA trousers, chiffony blouse and denim jacket with my hair up
  • Working all day on our two new jobs and making some progress
  • Having dinner cooked for me and drinking wine
  • Fabulous sparky interesting drunken conversation
  • A lovely end to the day
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Positive news from work
  • Hair
  • Cutting the grass and working in the garden
  • Having the stove on
  • Nice nail polish
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Fetching Mum from her hotel and she has had a wonderful time
  • Driving along the beautiful Lyth Valley through bright sunshine and torrential showers, blue skies and black
  • Sharing the loveliness of Silverdale with Mum
  • Coffee and pistachio cake at Wolf and Us
  • Home to chicken curry and the last of Season 1 of GOT
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Shelling all my beautiful dried borlotti beans
  • Tea and knitting
  • A podcast interview with the Australian artist Ann Thomson
  • Liverpool 3-2 PSG
  • A pleasing little exchange of messages
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Planting seeds in the garden
  • A second harvest of borlotti beans
  • Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool
  • Coconut dal and rice
  • A bath and Night Nurse
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Wearing my new OSKA trousers with a denim jacket and converse
  • Some good news about Stella
  • The smell of cut grass
  • A bath and bed
  • Oh
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Imogen’s sunny happy loveliness
  • Such a nice afternoon at Toby and Daisy’s with Mum and Imogen and Isaac and of course the teeny weeny Elsie
  • Hugs and love and gorgeous photos to take home and pore over
  • Wine and shepherds pie and macerated strawberries and hazelnut chocolate and happy chatting
  • Oh
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Getting most of the planning work done for Heritage Open Day
  • Siân is so lovely
  • Black cherry nail polish
  • ‘A bit of a sit’ and a glass of wine in the beautiful twinkly Refuge
  • Home at last and into bed
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Potting up little plants in the garden
  • Painting Imogen’s chest with her and talking about the joy and importance of being able to do things for yourself
  • Buying new school uniform and getting excited about Year 5
  • Reading/playing games on the sofa together
  • Daim cake and looking after myself
jan 6 2019 ∞
jan 6 2019 +
  • Another good sleep this time with phenergan
  • Sitting on the step drinking coffee in the warm golden sun
  • Potting up little plants
  • Wearing bright lipstick
  • Confetti dancing along the cobbles in the wind
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Finishing the amends for the events guide
  • Some lovely warm sunshine
  • Finding some nice lamps at IKEA which will look fab in the Library
  • Finishing the baby blanket
  • Elsie is born!
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Hugs with Isaac and Imogen
  • Fun in IKEA with Imogen, buying things for her new room
  • Setting up all the new things with Matty jumping around happily
  • Playing games and eating tea
  • Reading in bed
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Making some progress with work shit
  • Tea and cake
  • Positivity
  • Soup
  • Doing my back exercises
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Enjoying not working much today
  • Lovely conversations with Mum about all sorts of things
  • Getting more ends woven in
  • Waffles
  • Reading my Ravilious book
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Coffee
  • Meeting to discuss the artwork for the events guide
  • Walking back through the sunny, creative, vibey Northern Quarter
  • A toasted cheese sandwich and a cup of tea
  • Weaving in some more yarn ends on the baby blanket
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Siân is wonderful
  • Sandwiches and tea
  • Getting things done
  • Ironing is calming
  • Bed
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • It’s good to spend time with Mum...
  • ...doing little jobs for her...
  • ...helping to sort through the mountains of stuff...
  • ...and chatting about days gone by
  • Reading Dad’s diaries is so compelling and strange
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • A nice long phenergan sleep
  • Pottering in the garden doing things and planning
  • Reading my Arne Maynard book
  • Going to Anfield with Toby to watch Liverpool
  • Having an exciting happy time there
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Imogen and I arrive safely in Bristol after our train journey
  • A lovely afternoon in the garden, sitting in the hammock, making strawberry snifter and ooh cake
  • Sea trout and little potatoes
  • Reading Polly and the Wolf
  • Thinking about my garden
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Early into work and time to catch up and get prepared
  • An energising meeting with Dympna and Siân
  • Mmm millionaires shortbread
  • Setting up our secondhand bookstall
  • Peace and quiet at home
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Siân is lovely
  • Instagram filter colours
  • Home again after a day at work
  • Reading and crocheting
  • Bed
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • A lovely sunny early morning walk on the common with Imogen and Matty
  • Isaac is home safe from his operation
  • His house sale goes through and everyone is excited
  • Tesco is cool (everywhere else is nearly 30c)
  • Finishing The Explorer
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Coffee and conversation with Alison and Donna
  • Kentish cherries
  • Reading the lovely words of Emma Mitchell
  • A peaceful gentle afternoon

W* hose business am I in? If I am over there, who is here for me?

dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • A lovely chat with Isaac, and Matty is here
  • Seeing the radio telescope appear above the trees as we arrive at Bluedot
  • The wonderful Ana Matronic
  • Interesting and delicious food
  • Lots of fun music and things to see
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Imogen all excited for her holiday in Turkey
  • The power of coffee
  • Lovely clumps of rosebay willow herb on the hills
  • Kay tortures me but somehow it is good torture
  • A bit more order and tidiness downstairs at least
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • A productive day shopping in the Trafford Centre
  • A healthy juice for lunch
  • Sorting out my new clothes
  • Isaac keeps leaving chocolate around the house
  • Reading The Explorer with Imogen
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Morning cuddles with a clever girl who got a fab school report
  • Coffee
  • Millionaire shortbread
  • Home and on the sofa in comfy trousers
  • Twinkly lights in the garden and swifts in the sky
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • “I’ve come to live at your house!”
  • It’s lovely to see Toby again
  • Sitting outside in the garden all together
  • Reading to Imogen at bedtime
  • The cool of the evening
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Hooray for Isaac having a spare key
  • Wearing my new OSKA trousers
  • A good day of talking, thinking, planning, deciding
  • Chocolate
  • Honeysuckle and the evening is still hot
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • Time to sit and think and write
  • A lovely afternoon with Patti sitting in the shade and eating cherries and chatting
  • Finding two gorgeous red geraniums at Tesco and bringing them home
  • Waking on the common through the newly mown meadow with hay all piled up in rows
  • The heady scent of honeysuckle late at night
dec 29 2018 ∞
dec 29 2018 +
  • It’s good to see Mum and help her with stuff
  • Lots of interesting and deep conversations
  • Dyeing my dresses black
  • Thinking about improvements to the house and garden
  • Peaches
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • The ancient loveliness of Eye
  • Elevenses and coffee in a shady spot on Mellis Common, the shimmering heat, the silence, the sound of jackdaws
  • Saffron Walden is beautiful old houses, stone and carved wood, brick-walled alleyways and sunlit gardens, the scent of lime blossom, restrained colour combinations, gluten-free cream tea at Twinings tea shop
  • Seeing 'Bawden at Home' at the lovely Fry Art Gallery
  • The experience of arriving in Cambridge as if it was a foreign city - the park and ride, the man playing the flute in his car, the bikes, the impressive railway plaza, the beautiful houses
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Lemon and almond cake and coffee in the sun in a beautiful little tea garden in Walberswick, swifts screaming overhead and green plants all around
  • A lovely walk through the village and over the marshes to the beach
  • Swimming in the sea, drying in the sun, feeling the sand on my brown skin, collecting hagstones, breathing the warm salty air, feeling so happy
  • Walking along the river and over the marshes to Southwold where I found drumming and samba dancing and lots of wonderful aliveness, also fish and chips and beer
  • Seeing a deer on the beautiful drive home
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Hopeful for a less painful back
  • A nice meeting with Dympna and Siân
  • Dorothy the orchid is rather lovely
  • Seeing Mum
  • Getting things organised to go away
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Imogen running to get the little blue colander for strawberry picking
  • Finding that Imogen had left a heart in the butter
  • Learning how to make tiny paper stars
  • Pizza, wine, Ancoats and the NQ, laughing, talking, watching While We’re Young
  • “Just eat the fucking chocolate”
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • A flock of pigeons swirling about
  • It’s nice to see Patti and Grace
  • Getting England in the World Cup sweepstake
  • A cheeky mint Magnum on the way home from work
  • Sitting in the lovely warm sun
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • A coffee and chat with Donna
  • A little bit of retail therapy at IKEA
  • Sitting in the sun
  • Framing my Cornelia O’Donovan prints
  • Beautiful scents wafting in from the evening garden
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +

I seem to have forgotten to do today

aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Sitting in the sun at work
  • Strawberries and raspberries
  • And... umm... chocolate
  • Reading one of my new books about Great Bardfield
  • The roses and twinkly lights at dusk
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • A lovely morning drinking coffee and catching up with Alison
  • My books about Great Bardfield have come
  • Playing Monarchy with Imogen
  • Making a chocolate swiss roll and a lasagne for tea and then eating it
  • Giving Imogen her bath, drying her hair and reading The Explorer
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Nice albeit expensive lunch
  • Lemon cake and tea to perk us up
  • Home to silence and the smell of green
  • Doing sudokus
  • Watering the garden
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • A lovely day with Mum, sitting in the garden and chatting
  • Being able to talk about important mattering things
  • How beautiful the roses are
  • Rhubarb crumble, and also realising I need to plant a shrub where the rhubarb is growing
  • An inspiring interview with Anthony Hopkins
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Mum has had her safety rails fitted
  • Meeting Sian again and feeling positive for the future
  • The lovely feeling of the end of my working week
  • Sitting outside in the lovely sunny evening
  • Deciding to do my Tesco shop at 9pm so I don’t have to go tomorrow
aug 17 2018 ∞
aug 17 2018 +
  • Learning about the Amen Break
  • A lovely drive in the sunny Cheshire countryside with Mum
  • Lunch at the garden centre
  • Helping Mum with things
  • A bath and an early night and the birds are still singing at ten o’clock
jul 30 2018 ∞
jul 30 2018 +
  • A lovely last morning with Caroline
  • At last that dreadful mattress has gone
  • Imogen looks just like me in her green school summer dress and ponytail
  • Playing frisbee and making a long pole to get it down from a tree and laughing a lot
  • Playing cards before bed
jul 30 2018 ∞
jul 30 2018 +
  • The slugs have not eaten my courgettes
  • Wearing my new black loose comfy dress
  • Managing ok at work and people being kind
  • Getting my jobs done
  • Not eating unhealthy stuff
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Impossibly relieved that Imogen was ok after she got left behind at the tram stop and so grateful to the kind and lovely people who looked after her and me until we were reunited
  • A little visit to the art gallery: ‘Is this art?’ ‘Shall we go now?’
  • A nice time shopping for birthday clothes
  • Safe at home again
  • Playing games and reading
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Finishing the Order of Service
  • Finding some decent clothes eventually after patient searching at the Trafford Centre...
  • ...even some nice sandals, so let’s hope they are comfy
  • Rain after hot sun
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Imogen sleeps til nearly nine and is smiley and happy to wake up
  • Another wonderful hot sunny day
  • Fun and great music at SFTOC
  • Delicious food and good DJs
  • Home on the bus and into bed at last
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • A restful morning
  • All goes well and certificates are obtained, funeral arrangements are made
  • Mum saying that when election time comes round she plans to get the Conservatives to drive her to the polling station and then vote Labour
  • Everyone is so nice to Mum
  • A bath and bed with phenergan
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Lots of love for each other in our lovely family
  • Sitting outside in Mum’s quiet sunny garden watching the birds for a little while
  • A bath and hair wash and clean clothes
  • Having tea cooked for me
  • Feeling cared about and comforted and alive
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Isaac is lovely to Granny
  • Wearing my new charity shop top
  • Having roast chicken cooked for me and a glass of wine handed to me
  • A fun time watching Honeyfeet
  • Such a lovely time under the twinkly lights at the Refuge
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Good news from the dermatologist
  • Making granola and spice-roasted carroty rice
  • Crocheting baby circles
  • Texting with my boys
  • Liverpool 5-2 Roma
jul 16 2018 ∞
jul 16 2018 +
  • Breakfast outside in the sun looking out at the view
  • The beautiful Somerset countryside, sunny and springlike, green woods and primroses everywhere
  • Watching a marsh harrier on our walk to East Quantoxhead
  • Looking for fossils on the beach
  • Finding somewhere to buy lemonade
jul 5 2018 ∞
jul 5 2018 +
  • Getting stuff done despite sooo many interruptions
  • A nice bolognese potato for lunch
  • A wonderfully surprising interview
  • Such beautiful sunshine
  • Sitting outside for a little while when I got home
may 29 2018 ∞
may 29 2018 +
  • Going round to Grandpa’s for breakfast and laughing about Flower Power Radio
  • Imogen enjoying being outside in the morning air in her pyjamas and fetching ketchup with Reuben
  • Stair quizzing again
  • Choosing yarn
  • Experimenting with crochet
may 21 2018 ∞
may 21 2018 +
  • Shortlisting the job applications
  • Tom being super helpful
  • Patti being cheering and encouraging
  • Chocolate on the way home
  • Lovely phenergan
may 21 2018 ∞
may 21 2018 +
  • Sitting on the back step in the sun
  • Chatting to Julia
  • Newly cut and coloured hair
  • Delicious wine
  • Listening to music and chatting
may 21 2018 ∞
may 21 2018 +
  • Metallic nail polish and wearing my new jacket
  • Walking through the city centre in the light, busy, mild evening
  • Seeing Jessica Lea Mayfield play a wonderful acoustic set
  • Chocolate on the tram on the way home
  • Enjoying having longer hair
may 21 2018 ∞
may 21 2018 +
  • Another ok night on the new mattress
  • Feeling a bit more hopeful about work
  • Bargains from Aldi
  • Reading stuff about artistic partnerships
  • Deciding to be healthy again
may 21 2018 ∞
may 21 2018 +
  • My new mattress has come and I am cautiously optimistic about it
  • A nice little walk to buy Easter eggs
  • The lovely smell of clean sheets
  • I have booked a week’s holiday in Suffolk and Cambridge!
  • Bath and phenergan and bed
may 21 2018 ∞
may 21 2018 +
  • Working with Dympna feels positive and forward-looking
  • A nice chat with Susana
  • A nice chat with Jane
  • Chocolate in the car on the way home
  • Bath and bed
apr 19 2018 ∞
apr 19 2018 +
  • Sitting up in bed with the window open with Imogen, drinking tea and eating breakfast and chatting
  • Making food for Isaac
  • A lovely late lunch at Brewdog with free beer and a delicious gluten-free chicken burger
  • Walking around Manchester, talking, buying books and seeing interesting things
  • Tea and chocolate and conversation
apr 12 2018 ∞
apr 12 2018 +
  • Time to think and write
  • Delicious soup and sandwich and tea for only £5 in Mossley and a good chat with Alison
  • Such a lovely time talking to Rosie
  • Nice M&S food for tea
  • Reading a novel
apr 12 2018 ∞
apr 12 2018 +
  • Playing with crochet stitches
  • A birthday book in the post from Alison
  • Buying a cupboard to paint and enjoying having a project
  • Seeing lovely bouncy Imogen and cooking her tea
  • Doing the primer and listening to the radio
mar 31 2018 ∞
mar 31 2018 +
  • Sleeping late
  • Feeling slightly better
  • Eating creme eggs
  • Having the French doors open
  • Lighting the stove
mar 31 2018 ∞
mar 31 2018 +
  • Fab news and a mini victory at work
  • Sue gave me an orange and a plum
  • It’s nice to chat to Michael
  • A glass of wine
  • Learning about fundraising and leadership on my new online course
mar 31 2018 ∞
mar 31 2018 +
  • Lots of games of the London Game
  • Making flapjack
  • Playing with clay
  • Mashing potatoes for tea with chicken casserole
  • Reading Little Grey Rabbit
mar 31 2018 ∞
mar 31 2018 +
  • A good meeting with Gaby and Dympna
  • Being productive and moving things forward
  • Nice little text exchanges with my boys
  • Deciding to splash out on a ready meal curry for tea
  • Eating it and two creme eggs and watching Endeavour
mar 9 2018 ∞
mar 9 2018 +
  • “Ask me what time it is” ... “What time is it?” ... “Breakfast time!”
  • Playing games with Imogen
  • A restful afternoon
  • Lovely beef and chorizo stew and lemon pudding
  • Talking and listening to music by the fire
mar 9 2018 ∞
mar 9 2018 +
  • Patti arriving with coffee and cheering chocolate biscuits
  • A song thrush in the snowy garden
  • Roast chicken cooked for me
  • Little twinkly sparkles on snow
  • A fun gig and free beer
mar 9 2018 ∞
mar 9 2018 +
  • An ok night on the air mattress
  • Driving through the hills to Barnsley
  • An interesting day with museum and art people
  • My big warm coat
  • Snow
feb 26 2018 ∞
feb 26 2018 +
  • Waking and feeling better after such a long sleep
  • A lovely sunny day
  • A giant clean-and-tidy operation
  • Another mindful food shop
  • A nice evening chatting by the stove
feb 26 2018 ∞
feb 26 2018 +
  • It’s getting light by 6.30 and birds are singing
  • Geese going over
  • Nice chats with Fergus and Tom and Simon and Sarah
  • Sunlight all day and it’s still light at 5pm
  • Thinking about crocheted baby blankets
feb 22 2018 ∞
feb 22 2018 +
  • A good sleep
  • Watching a tiny wren moving about the garden
  • Reading Byron Katie and doing enquiry
  • Making some lentil soup for myself and eating it with toast
  • A nice chat
feb 22 2018 ∞
feb 22 2018 +
  • Feeling better enough to wash and iron sheets and pillowcases
  • Booking tickets for Lady Bird and beginning to think about going out and being normal again
  • Porto 0-5 Liverpool
  • Yet another bath - the highlight of the day when you are ill
  • Feeling quite comfy on my new mattress
feb 22 2018 ∞
feb 22 2018 +
  • A tolerable sleep despite swapping beds and making a hot water bottle in the night
  • My back is not quite so bad this morning
  • Grateful for my warm cosy house to be ill in
  • Nutritious food
  • A hot bath
feb 13 2018 ∞
feb 13 2018 +
  • Waking after a good sleep
  • Having a restful day
  • Friends and family sending kind messages
  • Reading a PD James
  • A hot bath and bed
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Waking after a long sleep
  • Sitting up in bed getting lots of worky things done
  • Healthy eating
  • A walk to Didsbury for some shopping
  • Feeling more in control of things
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Driving Katharine to Media City in the shining sunshine
  • A man being helpful when I was buying wood at B&Q
  • A lovely walk up on the common
  • It’s getting lighter in the evenings
  • Talking and eating and drinking wine
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Listening to French in the car
  • Keeping warm
  • Sorting out money
  • Questioning my thoughts
  • A very early night
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Imogen has been promoted to the next swimming group
  • Doing hama beads together and listening to the radio
  • Playing cards and laughing
  • Swimming up and down and getting my head together
  • Making plans to save money and spend mindfully
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Isaac’s goodness
  • Going for free lunch to help with austerity measures
  • Lemon cake
  • A little chat with Toby who wanted to know about cooking
  • Sorting out money things a bit better than they were
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Sitting up in bed drinking tea and listening to church bells
  • A relaxed lunch and happy chatting
  • Laughing about the lake surrounding my car
  • Finally getting home
  • Interesting news
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A good day of very interesting talking and planning with my allies at work
  • Mostly healthy eating
  • A lovely evening with the stove and music and pasta and good company
  • Watching Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Cosy in bed with a hot water bottle
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Big winter landscapes with birds: black rooks in a tree, white gulls in a field, a flock of lapwings, a solitary buzzard
  • Seeing the fab British Art exhibition at Abbot Hall
  • Listening to The Howl and the Hum
  • Wearing my long black dress and my grey sweater
  • Watching a film, drinking tea and eating chocolate
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Using my newly tidied Filofax
  • Planning for the future
  • Curry for tea
  • Cosy under a blanket with a sudoku
  • A very early night with phenergan
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • The smell of the London Underground
  • Exploring Spitalfields
  • A fun, interesting and sweary meeting in Hoxton
  • Something to eat and a glass of wine at the Wellcome
  • Seeing Sarah
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +

The loveliest day out to Formby with Imogen:

  • Driving there in the car with Imogen doing her times tables activity book, chatting and being fabulous company
  • Seeing lots of red squirrels in the woods and feeding them nuts
  • Having our picnic and a cup of tea from the ice cream van in the fresh air and wonderful bright sunlight
  • Climbing on the sand dunes and sliding down the amazing sand cliff that Storm Eleanor made
  • Running into the sea and feeling full of life and energy
  • The amazing bright golden winter sun
  • Everyone on the beach with their families and their dogs having a lovely time
  • Getting warm and cosy in the car on the way home
  • A hot bath, hot tea and games by the stov...
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Somehow managing to get up at 6am for work
  • Creative expansive conversation
  • Taking a nice new profile pic
  • Those nice seeded tortilla chips and hummus with a glass of vermouth and lemonade
  • A lovely quiet peaceful evening at home
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Seeing Imogen and Isaac for breakfast and hugs
  • A lovely, interesting chat with Karen
  • Watching the light leach out of the sky behind the darkening silhouette of the bare winter trees, thinking about my year, and the year ahead
  • Cooking nice food and eating it with lovely wine
  • Wearing my long velvet jacket
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A frosty, icy walk to the river
  • A day of doing not very much
  • Christmas dinner bubble and squeak for lunch
  • Scoffing chocolate and doing my jigsaw
  • A relaxing bath and bed
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Nobody is ill and everyone is happy and arrives on time for lunch
  • Seeing Mum and Dad and the boys enjoying each other’s company
  • Opening presents by the fire
  • A lovely pile of new books
  • The quiet when everyone has gone home
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A loving goodbye to my old friend
  • Getting another big shop done
  • Wearing not black
  • Having our ‘mini Christmas party’ with nice food and wine
  • Swapping presents and happy talking by the fire
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Coffee and chatting with Dympna
  • Coming home from work with books and chocolates and wine
  • Browsing books at WH Smith at the airport
  • Cooking and eating tea with Isaac, Imogen and Sarah
  • Talking, drinking tea and eating mince pies with Sarah
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Seeing Imogen swimming so happily and strongly in her lesson
  • Cooking pancakes and playing the Little Grey Rabbit game with Imogen and Isaac
  • Tea and conversation and a little walk to the M&S garage in the fog
  • Watching the second half of The Fellowship of the Ring by the fire
  • Friendliness
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Listening to the radio in the car
  • Eating healthily all day
  • Nice conversations
  • Beautiful Grace
  • Getting slowly better at killer sudokus
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A massive upstairs tidy-up
  • Printing my jam and chutney labels
  • Decorating the Christmas tree and watching the football with Imogen
  • Hearing Imogen singing softly to herself while she arranged the Christmas crib
  • Persevering with the killer sudoku even though I fucked it up
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Buying our Christmas trees and having soup for lunch
  • Using my new-to-me teapot
  • Pottering in the house with the Christmas tree and listening to the radio
  • Planning Christmas food and doing my first big shop
  • Cooking myself a fish pie from scratch and eating it with a glass of wine
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A long phenergan sleep
  • Making Christmas pudding vodka
  • New cerise toenails
  • Cooking chicken and chorizo casserole
  • Eating the casserole and having a lovely time
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Talking to Donna in the car
  • Chatting with Patti in her kitchen which smells of gingerbread and Christmas cake
  • Curry and chocolate
  • Reading through the BookWorks submissions
  • A hot bath
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A cold sunny winter day
  • A good outcome at work
  • A box of delicious GF pasta has come
  • A surprise visitor for tea, wine and conversation
  • Laughing
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Seeing children and families being creative and enjoying the Library
  • Being at work with Imogen
  • Helping Imogen to proudly light the stove all by herself
  • Playing games with Imogen and Grandpa
  • Talking to Imogen about what girls can do and be and what she could learn at university
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Beautiful enormous and ancient hills on the way to Buxton
  • Such an interesting morning seeing the crescent and pump room restorations, having coffee in the dome and meeting nice people
  • McDonalds for lunch
  • A good outcome
  • Being warm and cosy inside
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Waking up after a long deep comfortable sleep
  • A walk in the sunshine on the still, frosty common: the sight and sound of geese flying high in the sky, bright thin winter sun, luminous yellow and orange beech leaves and silhouetted trees, frost-rimed leaves and space to clear my head
  • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool was such a great film
  • Being at HOME, having a drink, talking, enjoying being out
  • Lovely roast chicken, wine, conversation and excellent music
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Feeling energised and excited by new ideas and thinking at the MA conference
  • Meeting Michael in the art gallery for tea and a mad crazy conversation about nearly everything
  • Drinking peppermint tea in Starbucks opposite the Radisson Edwardian and enjoying that part of the city, the tall grand buildings and European vibe
  • Travelling by tram
  • Home to warm comfy pyjamas
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Feeling better from my cold
  • A day of resting
  • Tea
  • Grateful for my cosy home
  • Lots of Lewis
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • The longest sleep
  • Enjoying being in my beautiful house
  • Ordering logs for the winter
  • Chatting to Clare
  • Watching Lewis
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Tea
  • Grace is smiley and a pleasure to spend time with
  • Biscuits and more tea
  • A bath
  • Reading about INFJ mirroring
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • A lovely day with Imogen, doing the British Mammals jigsaw, making a half birthday cake, playing games on the iPad and watching her dancing
  • Her unique wit and humour
  • The return of normality
  • Lighting the stove and keeping warm
  • Watching Sideways
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • Not going into work until after lunch
  • Lovely sunshine
  • It’s nice to see Michael for a little while
  • Sitting in Starbucks with a mug of mint tea, doing some work
  • Poached eggs on toast, tea and pyjamas
feb 8 2018 ∞
feb 8 2018 +
  • It’s light again in the morning for a little while
  • Watching the Fox Searchlight props team turn the Library into an Oxford college
  • Lovely golden sunshine
  • Home to curl up with a blanket on the sofa
  • Reading about Turn End house and garden
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • I think taking my levothyroxine early might’ve helped me wake up sooner
  • Possibly scoring a triumph at work
  • Eating mostly healthily
  • Successful lantern shopping at Ikea
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Everyone at the optician is friendly and nice
  • Newly coloured hair
  • Making soup and Sunshine Apples with the radio on
  • Talking and eating and drinking wine
  • Watching Mistress America
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • A lovely lie-in with lots of cups of tea and my diary
  • Nice new nude nail polish
  • Loving Vincent was beautiful
  • Delicious Lebanese food, plus wine and fab conversation
  • Tea and cosiness
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +

A very average day with not much to remember

feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • A little lie-in
  • Such fun with Imogen at Ikea
  • Talking about things
  • Playing games
  • Chatting and cuddling at bedtime
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Seeing the exhibition going up and beginning to look amazing
  • Chocolate
  • Crazy wind and rain
  • Pyjamas, wine, shepherds pie
  • My cosy bed
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Sitting up in my bed on a lovely sunny morning, drinking tea and listening to church bells
  • Finishing the crossword
  • Lunch with my lovely friends
  • Seeing a hot air balloon
  • It's nice to be home listening to the radio and drinking tea
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • My back is improved from sleeping on the other bed
  • Talking to Michael and Patti
  • Getting some writing done
  • Feeling much better
  • A lovely evening of dinner and chatting and listening to music
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Coffee and chatting with Patti at her house
  • Hearing about Mum's novel and trying to do the crossword with Dad, and making them laugh
  • Reading Patti's book about Turn End houses and garden
  • The moon is in the sky
  • My waves app and positive self-talk
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Finishing my book in bed
  • A nice chat and coffee with Alison
  • The smell of clean washing
  • Doing some cooking
  • A lovely catch-up over dinner and wine
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Walking into Didsbury and having a coffee in the sun at the Deli
  • Working outside in the mild, still, sunny garden
  • A pile of home-grown veg: red cabbage, beans, pink fir apple potatoes
  • Eating the veg for my tea stir fried with salmon, sitting on the back step listening to a blackbird chooking in the still quiet evening
  • Lovely swimming, bubbles and steam
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Breakfast in bed
  • The kind helpful lady at Specsavers
  • Gentle sunshine
  • Reading quietly
  • A brisk walk while apple crumble was cooking
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Waking with relief to find it's morning
  • The view over the Duddon Estuary
  • Blowing the cobwebs away walking round Hodbarrow RSPB reserve
  • Listening to the sound of the tide rushing in and out and finding heart-shaped stones on the beach
  • Regaining some of my good humour by sitting drinking tea and eating delicious food at Gillams in Ulverston
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Chatting and having breakfast with Katharine
  • Setting out on my little adventure to Sheffield
  • Lots of fun and laughter at the Japanese tapas place
  • Seeing interesting bits of Sheffield and walking around chatting
  • Dylan LeBlanc was AMAZING
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Having good ideas with Michael
  • Seeing Patti and chatting with her
  • Nice pizza and wine and pudding and mint tea at Pizza Express
  • Ryan Adams played 'Magnolia Mountain' for me
  • Home and bed
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Alison saying she feels more able to face the day after talking with me
  • Getting my jobs done
  • A bit of fresh air and sunshine
  • Editing my daily lists and remembering what makes me special
  • Cerise nail polish
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Breakfast in bed with Imogen
  • Running a successful and popular Heritage Open Day
  • Getting home and having a hot shower to warm up
  • Nice chatting over dinner
  • Two episodes of Westworld
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Having good ideas even though they disappeared
  • A very busy and productive day
  • Eating only fruit for snacks
  • Making a nice chickeny apricotty curried rice thing for tea
  • Making my own 'healthy mix' haha
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Discovering the ocean waves sound app to help me sleep when I'm anxious
  • Things going better than I feared
  • A bath and Sibelius's Seventh Symphony
  • A lovely evening of food and wine and Westworld
  • Kindness and warmth
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Photographing the C18th travel journal for Mum to transcribe
  • All the leaf teas at Birchfields Road Sainsbury's
  • A nice surprise meal and wine and chat
  • Watching some more Westworld
  • Sleep and the thought of a day to myself
feb 6 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Doing proper cooking of lunch and a pudding
  • A lovely time with Karen, Anya, Imogen and Isaac, talking and catching up
  • Being told by Anya that my jeans are very trendy and my hair looks good
  • Such a lovely evening going into HOME on the tram and eating outside under the shadow of Engels
  • Final Portrait was a beautiful film and Paris looked gorgeous
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Breakfast with Imogen and seeing her happy reaction to the surprise of Matty
  • Seeing Sarah again
  • A lovely evening cooking salmon and talking and watching Westworld
  • Brilliant connection and metaphor and resolution and meaning
  • Thinking about liminality and bridges
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 6 2018 +
  • Meeting with Gaby who is going to save us
  • Walking into town with Michael at lunchtime and looking for orangey nail polish in Boots
  • A rollie and a cup of tea in the garden
  • Doing more of Isaac's washing
  • Watching Game of Thrones on my new FREE TV box
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Squirrels and trees and greenness and birdsong
  • Watching Imogen enjoy learning to ride a Segway
  • Cycling around the village past the lakes and little rivers
  • Playing volleyball in the pool
  • Sleeping in my own bed without being next to a bag of snakes
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • A lazy day
  • Reading Dorothy Rowe on faith
  • Newly painted finger and toe nails
  • A nice afternoon drinking tea and sitting in the garden reading and chatting
  • Getting my outfit ready for tomorrow
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Getting up, having my tea downstairs and finishing some writing for work before going in later
  • Chatting to Joel and Evie
  • Finding out that we got the AIM grant
  • Good ideas
  • My lovely sons
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • My hair goes ok
  • Date slices
  • Taking Mum to work to see the exhibition and a nice lunch at the Metropolitan
  • Sitting in the sun with green tea
  • Game of Thrones
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • A lovely slow morning after a proper phenergan sleep
  • Washing and ironing
  • Writing about my exploration of faith and atheism
  • A lovely surprise evening going out for a drink at Volta and then having lamb steaks and small chips
  • A funny little hipster dog with a neckerchief
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Tea very early in the morning
  • Our lovely exhibition
  • Sitting in the sun at lunchtime
  • Eggs and bacon for tea
  • Two episodes of Game of Thrones
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • It was nice to be at work talking to the volunteers and visitors
  • Picking lavender and talking in the sun with a lovely person
  • A sweet hug goodbye
  • Imogen running to meet me in Tesco
  • Snuggling up in bed and reading Winnie the Pooh
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Enjoying working with Sarah and her team
  • Austerity lunch again
  • A lovely evening drinking wine at the Metropolitan
  • Including sitting outside for a bit
  • And lovely conversation
feb 5 2018 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
  • Going to the Hepworth to see the Howard Hodgkin exhibition
  • Being thrifty and taking my own lunch and coffee
  • Driving back over the moors
  • French nail polish
  • Fresh warm homemade scones with jam and cream
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Gaby is insightful and inspiring
  • Sitting outside in the sun at the Metropolitan drinking mint tea and writing up notes from the session
  • Nice prawn risotto and crumble and wine and coffee
  • Sitting outside in the last rays of the sun, talking and listening to a blackbird singing
  • Watching House of Cards even though we didn't understand what on earth was going on
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • A lie-in and a quiet morning writing and thinking
  • Washing my sheets and hoovering under the bed and making my bedroom tidy and nice
  • Doing some ironing
  • Swimming and then sitting in the bubble pool
  • Bright pink nail polish
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Listening to Julie Byrne in the rain on the way to work
  • Going to Imogen's open afternoon and seeing all her lovely careful work
  • Playing Cluedo with Imogen and feeding her cups of tea and snacks
  • Delicious fillet steak with garlic butter and a glass of merlot
  • Cosy and comfy on the sofa watching House of Cards
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +

Another brilliant day at Bluedot:

  • Lying on the blanket in the shade at the Roots stage
  • Lots of sunshine, beer, nice food, music and chatting
  • The moon, the telescope and dancing to Orbital
  • A magical illuminated procession of moons and stars and an owl
  • The amazing Soulwax set and then walking back in the dark via the light sculptures and fire installation
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Sitting in the sun eating sushi for lunch
  • Talking to Toby on the phone
  • Ruby Tingle and the Frog Gentleman
  • Feeling useful
  • A clean moisturised face
feb 4 2018 ∞
feb 4 2018 +
  • Driving to Silverdale and listening to music
  • Arriving at Arnside: silence, the lapping of the waves and the sound of oystercatchers calling
  • The vast and wonderful expanse of Morecambe Bay
  • The train across the estuary and the way sounds carry for miles
  • Lying in the sun on soft flowery grass, tucked under the cliff watching the bay
  • The way the woods go right down to the shore
  • The lovely feeling of the sun on my skin, tired from walking, wild and messy and happy
  • A kestrel hovering over Dobshall Wood
  • The taste of wild raspberries
  • Chips and a half of shandy outside the Royal Silverdale Hotel in the sun
jan 30 2018 ∞
jan 30 2018 +
  • Feeling that maybe, slowly, things are moving along a bit at work
  • Grace is lovely
  • A good, interesting meeting
  • Snuggling on the sofa with my book
  • An early night with phenergan
jan 30 2018 ∞
jan 30 2018 +
  • Pottering in the garden in my pyjamas, watering and pruning and deadheading roses
  • Crochet while listening to Agnes Obel
  • Tea, chocolate brownies and conversation in the sun underneath Patti's pear tree
  • Watching House of Cards and drinking interesting beer
  • Comforting things
jan 30 2018 ∞
jan 30 2018 +
  • Reading old diaries and realising how much happier and stronger I am now
  • Picking a big bowl of strawberries from the garden
  • Editing all day
  • Interesting music by Ex Easter Island Head
  • Twinkly lights in the dark night garden and the scent of honeysuckle
jan 30 2018 ∞
jan 30 2018 +
  • Finding something slightly better than yesterday to wear in this heat
  • Making a decision to go shopping for hot weather work clothes sometime soon
  • Laughing at work
  • A bowl of freshly picked homegrown strawberries
  • A shower and bed
jan 30 2018 ∞
jan 30 2018 +
  • Hugs with Isaac
  • A lovely walk in Fletcher Moss with Imogen and Clare and Stephen
  • Very early lime blossom
  • Sunny lunch outside at the Didsbury
  • Playing in the paddling pool
  • Lying on the sofa with the French doors open in the warm evening
jan 16 2018 ∞
jan 16 2018 +
  • The big poem about Manchester on the wall in the Arndale
  • Going home early
  • Wearing my Nashville shirt and nice necklaces
  • A fun gig and all the pleasure of going into town on a warm summer night
  • Getting into bed at last
jan 16 2018 ∞
jan 16 2018 +
  • Imogen is so lovely...
  • ...writing her beautiful Father's Day card and wanting to share her blueberry muffins with Daddy
  • A restful afternoon
  • The garden is beautiful even in the rain
  • Looking on Pinterest for outfit ideas
jan 16 2018 ∞
jan 16 2018 +
  • Voting Labour on the way to work
  • Having the afternoon off
  • Enjoying editing
  • Nice newly painted nails
  • Feeling excited about the election results
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • Torrential rain and fierce wind that batters and soaks the garden is strangely uplifting
  • Seeing a bus with 'I ❤️ MCR' on the front display
  • Looking after myself by listening to the radio, tidying up, eating scrambled eggs on toast and having a bath
  • Seeing the reality of the situation
  • Bed
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • My hair looks better now the toner has washed out
  • Finding a fab maxi dress in Sainsbury's for £22 which is really similar to one at John Lewis costing £109
  • 'I will do anything for chocolate cake'
  • Making a bed for Sylvanian mice
  • Reading Winnie the Pooh
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • Learning about Energy Profiling!
  • It was good to be back in the city centre
  • Going to see the flowers in St Ann's Square: the teddies and balloons, the sea of colour, the scent, the silence, the emotion
  • Beautiful pink clouds in the evening light
  • My toner is washing out and my hair looks more like my own
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • Buying plants for my summer pots
  • Planting them up and making the garden look nice
  • Warmth and sunshine
  • A bee tweet
  • A hot bath
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • A good sleep helps
  • Digging in the garden all day
  • Planting out French beans, cabbages and courgettes
  • The beautiful smell of the roses outside the back windows
  • Ice cream
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • Tickling and cuddling and laughing
  • Lovely Imogen playing Sylvanian Families by herself while I cut the grass
  • Liverpool are back in the Champions League
  • Rhubarb jam
  • Sitting with the French doors open looking out at the beautiful garden
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • Sitting in the fresh green garden in the sun
  • Potting up French Beans and smelling roses
  • Making our Manchester After Hours event a success despite hitches
  • Chocolate
  • Fun and friendship
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • Patti's crabapple jelly on toast with butter - such a beautiful colour
  • More thinking about faith
  • Discussions with Julia and a plan for new nice hair
  • Feeling happy in my house, with my life
  • Reading Peter Enns
sep 11 2017 ∞
sep 11 2017 +
  • A lovely time with Patti
  • Thinking about past experiences and how they have contributed to a more resilient me
  • Eating cake even though I shouldn't have
  • Trying out lots of dark eye makeup
  • Reading
jun 10 2017 ∞
jun 10 2017 +