Celebrating culture

If you are in the USA, are you watching the superbowl today? If you are in China, are you preparing for Spring Festival on Tuesday? Here in the UK, we are preparing for Valentines day on the 14th of February. All these festivals come with their special foods and celebrations of culture. I remember eating … Continue reading Celebrating culture


These boots were made for walking…

...and the novel writing challenge is well under way. I am aiming for about 500-1000 words every day until I reach the goal of 50,000 words. Today I wrote 514 words for a first chapter! I have joined a writing group at work to help encourage me to write. I have thought about writing a … Continue reading These boots were made for walking…

If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad – Sylvia Plath

After a lifetime of living with depression, it was not depression that almost killed me, but paranoia. Over the course of about a year of working on time-consuming experiments with the ever-present threat of the end of my research contract and work-sponsored UK visa, I became more and more convinced that I was being secretly filmed in the … Continue reading If I rest, if I think inward, I go mad – Sylvia Plath

Working time regulations

I was going to post every week on a Sunday morning, but I could not sleep this morning (I am slowly reducing my antidepression medication which means I have a lot more energy in the mornings, perhaps too much energy) and so I have written a post based on a meeting I had yesterday. I started a … Continue reading Working time regulations