The road reluctantly travelled

At the city bookshop, browsing for outings to take back to my small-town home, ensuring I don’t miss the Classics section, looking for a manageable spine of less than 2cm … why doesn’t the air conditioning reach this corner … overheating … choose quickly please. Love a Penguin. Many months pass, the pandemic rolls aroundContinue reading “The road reluctantly travelled”

The road in context

The phone needs charging and I’m in a fit of the humdrums. I look over to the bookshelf and ask if there’s anything there to entice me? With this house being so drafty, I haven’t been game to bring my books out of storage – a fear justified by last summer’s dust storms. On topContinue reading “The road in context”

Not morning mist

It’s a rule I’ve lived by for many years: Don’t mess about in extreme weather. But with the increasing frequency of extreme weather, it is time to identify some coping strategies. It was the day the latest heatwave peaked. So, in theory, I should not have been valiantly trying to start my stubborn car atContinue reading “Not morning mist”