The hotel we were booked into was one of many guesthouses and B&Bs settled along the Llandudno's picturesque promenade. They sit side-by-side with cheery, welcoming, sometimes humourous names, a terraced line of beckoning hospitality. In the late evening sun, many rows of windows reflect the pastel skies over the sea; people walk dogs on the… Continue reading View from a Hotel
When my husband and I moved back in April we did so into a construction zone. The whole street was undergoing a remodeling to help with drainage, airflow, and damp problems*. We arrived shortly into the work, during a two week period of unceasing rainfall. Fortunately, the windows and doors had been replaced, but our… Continue reading Construction Zone
Summer has officially arrived in the UK with the longest day of the year*. Seasons have been steady this year, I have found. The long winter, which crawled onward with snow and cold, was met by a tentative Spring. Those early signals of its arrival seemed never to arrive, daffodils and cherry blossoms remained shut… Continue reading Summer
Trigger Warning: This post is about my experiences with depression. IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING WITH SUICIDAL THOUGHTS OR THINK YOU MIGHT HARM YOURSELF OR OTHERS PLEASE CALL A CRISIS CENTRE, YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY LINE OR LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH TEAM IMMEDIATELY. “It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a… Continue reading Into the Deep Waters to the Maw of the Beast
There are times when I forget and take for granted the everyday conveniences of life, which many before me and living in the same space and time as me, have not had the luxury of owning. For example, whenever I'm sick and just wishing to feel better, I'll promise myself and the Universe around me,… Continue reading The Day the Heat Returned
In which we get nostalgic for the Boy who Lived by talking about the way he changed my life. I got married in April. That's not the important part. Due to my husband's job, we couldn't get the time for a formal honeymoon. Instead, we only had a weekend. We spent that at the Warner… Continue reading Happy 20 Years of Potter!
In which we examine the re-designing of this blog by pondering philosophical ideas about its author, and how she is similar to an ancient, metaphorical, Greek sailing vessel.