Archive of ‘Contemplations’ category

What Ifs and Wonders

Do you remember Sliding Doors, that Gwyneth Paltrow film from the 1990s? The film explored what happened to Gwynnie’s character – and her life – as a result of getting on the tube before the doors slid shut, or just missing the tube. Many of us have moments where we wonder ‘what if…’ for so […] Read more…

Brilliant BlogCamp Birmingham

There were interesting talks, there were lovely outfits, there were friends, there were hugs, there was lots of chatting – and cake. I even learnt a new word – and it’s not a rude one. It all happened at last Saturday’s BlogCamp! The day was so enjoyable I can’t believe this time last week I […] Read more…

Travelling Through Time With Jane Eyre

Old books have their own history. Reading them, I cannot help but wonder what other people reading the book before me thought of it, how they interpreted the book according to their own time period, and what their life was like. Old books can be like travelling through time. I bought this 1927 edition of Jane Eyre (written by […] Read more…

Social Media: My Favourite Waste of Time

Need to do something? Really can’t be bothered, and would much rather be doing something else? Why not open up your social media apps to ‘quickly’ check what the world online is up to. The opportunities for procrastination offered by social media are nearly endless. For instance:   Twitter Check notifications. A couple of tweets to […] Read more…

This Girl Can, Too

For most of my life I avoided exercise, thinking I was too fat. With poor self-esteem and body image, I thought exercise was only for those with long, lithe legs and flat tummies. I still don’t have long, lithe legs, and nor do I have a flat tummy, but I am now voluntarily running 5 kilometres a couple of times […] Read more…

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