Decline and fall

According to the dashboard I’ve blogged only once in 8 months. The last time was back in October 2015 when I announced I was leaving central London to return to the ‘burbs (well, zone 3), where I currently am. I have, on occasion, been inclined to write something but as often as not I think…

Julie & Julia

I forgot how much I liked this film, having caught it when it was on fairly late last night. Based on the blog of a true story – a young American woman – Julie Powell, who lives in the outer burbs of New York City – preparing all of the recipes from the classic recipe…

Neglect

‘Neglect’ is a word that comes to mind when I think of this blog. I remember days gone by (I’m talking several years ago) when everyone and their uncle blogged. It was de rigeur back then. Now? Well it’s like a fringe activity practised by a distinctly minority group. I enjoyed blogging in ‘yesteryear’. Alas, it…

Radio silence

So I haven’t blogged since I got back from New York, a little over a month ago. Hard to believe I was even there. It was such an adventure. I look back and it’s as if it was someone else – not me. All somewhat surreal. Living between Central Park and Times Square, working in…

Quarter of a million

Where does the time go. The rhetorical question one always finds oneself asking. Three months since last I blogged. And so much has happened in that time. I guess the key thing to say is that I’m now back in the world of (permanent) work after a hiatus / career break – call it what you…

A five year milestone

I’d been meaning to get round to blogging about this for a while. As today is the last day of October – I can’t really put it off. For this month marks five years of this blog. Hard to know where the last half decade has gone. All too fast. Lots of ups, downs and…