Adding my voice to the passing of 2020

I started 2020 by dedicating it as My Year of Less Distractions. Who would have thought a global pandemic, with lockdowns, would play directly into that aim. Thankfully, no conspiracy theory was triggered. As 2020 draws to a close, we are being regaled with the usual round of reflective newspaper articles, blog posts, tubie videosContinue reading “Adding my voice to the passing of 2020”

Mid-year review of distractions

The book is permanently open. It won’t close. It’s stuck. I could force it by stacking it under something heavy. The book is my bullet journal. I started it in January as part of my Year of Less Distractions because the man in the video said it would help reduce distractions. Does it? Yes, butContinue reading “Mid-year review of distractions”

Scouring up some nourishment

YouTube Again! Still distracting me, BUT (and it is a ‘but’ in capital letters) it’s proving useful. Leaving the fashion parades for another post, this is about the latest trigger that popped up in a Feng Shui video in my YouTube feed. The exquisitely made-up lady in her beautifully presented home said (in translation) thatContinue reading “Scouring up some nourishment”

Distracted by Less Distractions

Less distractions; less to write about. That’s what I thought. A Year of Less Distractions should mean being distracted less than has been the usual. With that in mind, I fully expected one of the causalities would be my ‘excessive’ use of YouTube. But it was there I found my first lead on how toContinue reading “Distracted by Less Distractions”

End of another decade

It came as a surprise. ‘End of the decade’ he said. I hadn’t noticed. Turns out, it is December 2019, and next year will be 2020. Thinking in terms of decades is not something we do very often. Usually only once every 10 years. And a decade feels such a long period of time. I’veContinue reading “End of another decade”

Research, groundwork and the first suitcase

It’s going well so far. New Year’s Resolutions are usually going well during the second week of January. Looking back over my previous successful Year of endeavours, there are two key tasks to tackle early. First, do some research. Second, get some groundwork in place. If both can be done before heading back to work,Continue reading “Research, groundwork and the first suitcase”