• All The Things: August 2019

    Well, I did say I would be back in August! Hello again, friends. It’s been a while. Life is pretty different from when I last posted here, though not unexpectedly so (in the broadest sense). The bairn arrived safe and well on her due date, cutting it fine at 11.59pm, after the best part of …

  • Letter to The Courier (Perth Office)

    Croy 19th December 2018 Dear Editor, Last week, at an academic conference in Perth, my husband had his bag stolen from the drinking establishment in which he and some of his colleagues had been partaking in an evening tipple. There wasn’t too much in the bag, and I completely understand that someone in Perth was …

  • Two Months on Tuesday: September and October 2018

    This latest update, covering September and October, has been written over a number of weeks. It originally started thus: “I am typing this with my laptop balanced over my knees, and a puppy asleep next to me, head resting on my left thigh. The calm after the storm and before the next storm (repeat to …

  • Three Months on Wednesday: June, July, August 2018

    Hello, friends. It’s been a while. When I last shared some thoughts here three months ago, I mentioned that May had been a formative month for me in many ways. I had resigned from my job, with an end date of the 5th of September 2018. I also mentioned postponing an imminent new project as …