Archive for January 2011

no lemonade, just lovely lemons

January 27, 2011

selfie taken last sunday Its usually on my morning commute down the M3 to Basingrad that I worry. Nothing in particular is wrong, its just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble. Some nights I stir and find myself fretting over the minutiae of the impending day for a few hours; […]

wishful: part the second

January 21, 2011

Image: offices of Invensys Rail who manage the comms and tech for most of the UK Rail Network. They have an ACTUAL TRAIN in their Grosvenor Square offices. I want to be the first woman on their board. Today I want to hang up my cashmere coat in my office and stare at the London skyline. From […]


January 18, 2011

Today I just want to curl up in an overstuffed chair next to a blazing wood fire, my feet in a pool of winter sunshine, and read. I want to exchange witticisms with strangers on twitter. I want to peel and chop and roast and whizz-up veges to make soup. And bake bread from scratch. I […]

a visit to the north & a guest post

January 17, 2011

We spent the weekend here. It was fabulously relaxing and involved the discovery of Barter Books; an enormous second hand book shop in the old railways station where we spent a few hours noodling around and I returned with the awesome stash pictured above. We found a tiny pub in salt-crusted windy Seahouses filled with seafaring […]


January 14, 2011

This week has been like wading through a bucket of pooh. Trains late, coffee cold, toes stubbed. The constant sense of dread when I drive into the work car-park for a day of decisions, sense and progress not being made. All overshadowed by intermittent text contact with Little Brother and the heartbreaking and hilarious news […]

at 4am

January 12, 2011

Image: The Big Picture When is my next VAT due? Did they even send me the form? Why can’t they spell my name right? Have we run out of bread? Did I write down the number of the new contact at the client site? Am I doing enough? Did I miss that technical document thing […]