Tag: Summer

  • September 7, 2023

    I’ve been grumpy about work. This isn’t my usual curmudgeon self coming through, this is a real response to returning to work after the summer. This morning, I was thinking about why.

  • August 29, 2023

    It finally happened: we went to school today. Yesterday morning, we opted to stay in bed. This morning, we got ourselves up and out. Hannah even woke up early enough to go for a run.

  • August 16, 2023

    August 16, 2023

    Some days are slower than others. Today, we took a pedal boat around the lagoon at Bowness Park. We were never moving too fast. For an hour, without any gusto, we pedalled.

  • July 31, 2023

    July 31, 2023

    We went to a beach today. It seemed like the thing to do given that we’re taking a vacation on an island. It was stunning. I wore jeans.

  • July 29, 2023

    July 29, 2023

    After a nine-hour drive, we have ended up in a hotel room that feels like something out of Fawlty Towers, without the superfluous little staircase, but complete with the ‘70s vibe. The carpets are patterned with alternating strips of two different shades of red separated by alternating strips of two different shades of grey. The…

  • July 28, 2023

    July 28, 2023

    We decided to take a road trip a few months ago. Even still, the last twelve hours have been spent running around trying to get things sorted out so that we’re ready to go. Why does it always seem to happen this way?

  • July 26, 2023

    July 26, 2023

    I want to make a bowl tomorrow but I don’t think I’ll be able to. I mean, I could, of course, but then other things, perhaps more important things, wouldn’t get done. Not more important, just more urgent. Not more urgent in their gravity but in their scheduled order. Essentially, I’d miss some deadlines if…

  • July 25, 2023

    July 25, 2023

    I got out of bed around 10:00 this morning. Well, I got out of bed at 7:00 am to feed the girls and then went back to bed. There are very few mornings when Eloise isn’t pestering me to get out of bed to feed them. If nipping at my toes doesn’t work, she’ll start…

  • July 23, 2023

    July 23, 2023

    Creativity is a funny thing. We seem to value it very highly in our private lives but dismiss it too easily in our professional ones.

  • July 14, 2023

    July 14, 2023

    Is there a difference between a productive day and a busy day? I think I had a productive day today but it didn’t feel so busy. Yesterday, I felt busy but not productive. I think it all comes down to having a schedule.

  • July 12, 2023

    July 12, 2023

    I used to dwell in a world of ideas, proudly declaring my love for it. But now, I find joy in turning those ideas into reality. From playing with epoxy resin to contemplating pencil holders, I might be exploring the fascinating mix of philosophy and creation.

  • July 4, 2023

    July 4, 2023

    I need to eat more often. When I wake up, I’m already jumping at the bit to get going. I’ve got no deadlines to meet or people to see. One of the greatest things about the summer months is the freedom to do what I want with my time. But, I’ve overcome with a false…