As usual, this month I’ve been going out of my way to try new things. It’s a habit I strongly recommend and I always enjoy looking back at the end of the month to see what I’ve been able to try. This month I’ve tried: Visiting Arran This Easter we visited the Isle… Continue reading New things I tried in April
I didn’t think I missed having a garden. Before I lived in Glasgow I lived with my family and we’d always had a garden but when I moved I lived in shared flats and never did. Sometimes we’d have a shared garden or yard area, but never anything that was allocated to just one particular… Continue reading The simple privilege of having a garden
On Friday two things happened. I received the prize money for my share of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics for the detection of gravitational waves I received a letter from human resources informing me that my contract would be terminating on 30th June. You win some you lose some. This end to my… Continue reading The end of my contract
Its been six months since we moved into our first unfurnished flat. In those six months we have, piece by piece, acquired a sofa, two beds with mattresses, a coffee table and a TV stand. The one item we still needed was a dining table. We’d kind of been putting it off. Partly because buying… Continue reading We finally have a dining table!
Since moving to Falkirk I’ve been planning what to do with the garden space we now have. I’ve always fancied growing fruits, vegetables and herbs but I haven’t the slightest idea of what I’m doing. Plus, the initial outlay for such things is not insignificant. You need seeds, compost, pots, watering cans and time at… Continue reading Grand plans for gardening
I recently turned 28. This is much older than my 6 year old self could ever have imagined but it has happened anyway. Just like my 6 year old self would have hoped, however, I got spoiled rotten. Quite aside from dinners out and cake and things, I managed to collect one or two lovely… Continue reading Birthday treats
Last year I ran a series of blog posts, once a month, in which I listed 5 new things I’d tried in the previous month. It meant I was always looking out for new things to try, however big or small and that I could always look back on what I’d been getting up to… Continue reading New things I tried in January