Downward-Facing Death*

Can do some stuff to stop mood getting any more elevated: 1.  Keep away from the Internet – hence why am only just writing this now.  Technology is not my friend at the moment, sadly.  Can’t work things.  2.  Rest. 3.  Keep away from shops, restaurants and public transport.  Am cancelling all my plans up […]

Murder On Wheels*

In an exciting change to my routine, Hannah is meeting me at the gym.  Am waiting on my exercise bike.  The sky is blue again. Things that need to do before Seb arrives sometime-between-six-o-clock-and-midnight: 1.  Put at least two washes on, a dark one and a white one. 2.  Hang them up. 3.  Make and eat […]

Hot And Sweaty Rex*

Have been looking at a great blog here: Www.hannahgale.co.uk And thinking about how to make own one more user friendly. 1.  Anyone know how to tag own posts in a post, so if one writes say: “am in the restaurant where I went with the Danish banker” it will link to that post? 2.  Would like, […]

Rules Of Murder*

The washing machine is blinking to tell me that he needs unloading and the washing must be hung up and…no…I just can’t.  Later. Reading magazines so you don’t have to: today’s gems: 1.  “A U.S. Study found participants to be more likely to expect a date to get intimate after downing a sugary drink. It’s […]

The Love Detective*

Rarely have I woken up feeling less like going to the gym.  And yet, it’s unusual to wake up feeling and looking this fat.  So, here I am, pedalling away on my bike. Pain Inventory: 1.  Tummy ache – too much food I would imagine. 2. Pains in arms – from weights, so good. 3. […]

The Killer Inside Me*

What blogging has taught me: 1.  In eleven months, haven’t had any writer’s block.  If you know that your readers are expecting a piece, you’ll write one.  It’s the same as writing to a deadline.  Thank you all so much for reading and for all your comments.  It means such a lot to me. 2. […]

Education, Education, Murder!*

Life-threatening illness changes you, but not always in the ways you’d expect.   1.  “Am not going to see anything else at the theatre unless I’m really desperate to see it,” I say to Mum.  “I just haven’t enjoyed the last few plays I’ve been to.  It’s too uncomfortable sitting for hours on end without […]

Dating Is Murder*

Monday morning at 8.15am and am settled on my bike at the gym.  The sky is a cloudless blue.  This is becoming a regular part of my Monday morning routine, which is brilliant. Thinking about what I’ve learned from nine months of dating: 1.  When swiping through Tinder profiles at the rate of sixty or […]

Daffodils*

The daffodils have opened: bright yellow against the lush green grass.  This is my favourite part of the year – late March to the end of May as the earth renews itself.  There’s all the anticipation and none of the crushing disappointment of high summer.  Can begin to make Plans.   And, of course, this […]

Murder Most Foul*

Continuing the theme of what-women’s-magazines-can-teach-us, have been reading more of them.  Have gleaned these bits of information: 1.  “Q:  Should I be matching my nail colour to my lipstick or handbag? A: Too much matching can feel overdone and retro…if you wear a raspberry lip, tame your nails down with a softer pink.” 2.  “Men […]