At the start of a new year, as we do every time, it’s an opportunity to reflect back and look forward. The name of this blog is two parts of the Latin phrase ‘Respice, Adspice, Prospice’ – look behind, look here, look ahead. Pretty cheesy, but it always reminds me of those ambitions of a … More Another Year Forward
My whole life has been punctuated by some sort of worry. From 18 months old I had a phobia of dogs, and ended up going to a psychiatrist when my parents realised that my instinct to run away from the problem could lead to serious issues – namely running into the road in a state … More Big Sky Therapy
2 broken vacuum cleaners 2 hours getting a kitchen design quote 3 minor leaks through the kitchen ceiling 4 tubs of white paint 6 weeks between getting the keys and moving in 7.6 foot Christmas tree 9 trips to Ikea (at least!) 10 total people in the house for Boxing Day 100 year old building … More A House In Numbers – 2016 Reflection
This year’s reflection is a little later than usual – blame it on a wonderfully busy Christmas and New Year, and one which I’m not sorry to have been distracted by. 2014 has been a year of two halves. I was finishing my final year, and that saw me delve into the world of the dissertation, … More 2014 in review
Did you know that the 17th November is ‘Take a Hike Day’? Nor did I – but the clever people over at Fix.com brought it to my attention. I’m currently reading Cheryl Strayed’s autobiographical book Wild in which she tackles thousands of miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in an attempt to clear her mind, heart and … More Take a Hike!
At this time of post-university limbo, it felt appropriate to reflect on one of my biggest achievements to date. Exactly a year ago today, my summit dream on Mount Kilimanjaro ended. At 5000m, after several hours of disorientation, fainting, and hallucinations, I was turned back suffering from altitude sickness. Hindsight is both a gift and … More Remembering Kilimanjaro
In terms of my writing, it has been a dull summer. No theatre reviews, I have barely finished another book, and since June I have made just four posts. Technically I still have another two weeks to go until the semester re-starts and I get back into the rhythm of work and play. However, the … More A Perspective Summer