Month: August 2013

Trials and Tribulations

I’m trying to think of a good way of starting today’s post, and truth is I’m finding it difficult, mainly because I’m not sure how the post is going to end up looking… So let’s see if I can make some sense of all my thoughts, and get something decent in here! These days, the deadlines for writing here are sort of creeping up on me, and it’s like I just published something when bam! it’s time to write again! Maybe it’s because I’m trying to write twice a week, maybe it’s too much, I don’t know. However, I like the rhythm the blog is taking (or I would, if only I could keep up…) Yesterday I was thinking about topics to write about for today’s lunchtime read, and I was completely lost, no inspiration at all, zero, nada. So I did what I always do in these cases: I turned to Facebook. I asked people to help me out with ideas, to let me know if there is anything they want to see me …

Sticks and stones

The human brain, huh? It’s pretty amazing how it works sometimes. Sometimes, an idea gets stuck in our minds, and we don’t seem to be able to shake it off. We might not even notice it at first; it won’t even feel like it made it there, it just brushed our minds. However, it sticks. A few hours later, when we let our minds wander off, we find ourselves thinking back to that idea. I read the news the other day and there was one article that caught my attention. A 14-year-old girl who took her own life due to being bullied online (yes, it’s going to be one of those lunchtime reads). My first thought was to wonder why on earth someone would take their own lives about something some random stranger might have said online. If you have read this blog for a while, then you might have caught on the fact that I cherish life. I can’t comprehend how someone can take that decision, no matter the situation. Well, I could maybe …

Back to “school”

It’s been a couple of busy weeks indeed… The moving went well, especially thanks to a friend who helped us out by renting a van. We had to do a couple of trips to get everything to the new place, but it all worked out well in the end. I have been packing and unpacking and tidying and cleaning… and you all know how much I hate all of those! Anyway, the new flat is almost ready. There’s still one annoying mattress in the middle of the living room that they haven’t removed yet, but well, life can’t be perfect. Now, I even have a TV that is connected to an aerial, so I get a lot of channels – too many, if you asked me. After two years without a TV, I’m getting a bit hooked up on the usual rubbish but addictive programs about people’s problems and eating disorders and all that. Hopefully it will just be a phase and I will get back to normal soon. One of the cons of moving …