Archive for October 2009

waxing lyrical

October 29, 2009

spread-eagle on the tableno paper pants (or dignity)she stirs the hot pot slowly too long between visitsa guns and roses ear-wormwelcome to the jungle grinning and bearingripping out the lush gardenfor patterned baldness later, the pain isdistant as I praise Jesus,on the Brazilian hill.

sawyer vs the reindeer cardigan

October 27, 2009

A dear friend had her second baby last week (yay J9!). And The Divine Ms G spawned the lovely Emily earlier this year. The Book of Face is a veritable torrent of engagements and weddings and babies; generally the Successful Achievement of Proper Maturity. Meanwhile, I am very, very excited about Season 5 of Lost […]


October 20, 2009

A week or so ago, my brain shut down on me. I had kind of been expecting it, after many nights of lying awake from 2 to 5am, compounded my inability to concentrate for more than a few minutes during the day. It’s how I imagine suffocating to feel, enveloped in a black cloud, the […]

birthday musings on the importance of fishes, bicycles and vikings

October 19, 2009

Science Guy completely outdid all previous birthday presents in the history of the world, and bought me this bike. It’s a Pashley Princess Sovereign painted Buckingham Black. It’s got five speeds, gold-lined mudguards, a dynamo headlamp and a ding-dong bell. I haven’t had a bike since my red raleigh 20 back in ’85 (but she […]

hello thirty six

October 19, 2009

Here are the thirty five things I learnt, during the first thirty five years I spent on this very planet. In my thirty sixth, I learnt how to be loved. Image: Ms Conway

just keeping head above water

October 11, 2009

‘Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At […]