• Random,  Unqualified Bias

    Eating Out

    If you go out for a meal, what do you look for? Do you go and find a place with beautiful surroundings, lots of space, fine dining (you know, like arty farty food), cheap prices, good service etc. Well the first thing I look for is not pretentious food menus, as you are probably aware. I do not care for fast service, fine dining or beautiful surroundings. All I require is enough space so that I am not hitting elbows with my neighbours and a warm seating area that’s not within 5 metres of the entrance door, so that I do not have to contend with blasts of cold air…

  • Mental Quirks

    Panic Attacks and Relax

    Over Christmas I had two panic attacks; horrible ones. The first occurred in Cambridge out of the blue. I was in the hotel room in the morning, just about to go to breakfast and something in my mind triggered it. I sat on the edge of the bed, my head went dizzy and I sweated profusely. My friend was aware that I had this, gave me a towel to wipe off the perspiration, which was coming off me in torrents, and left me alone to calm down. My friend was still in the room but knew I needed space to be totally alone to try and focus on my anxiety…

  • Stuff I Like

    Cambridge at Christmas

    Two days after Christmas day, I went on a two day break to Cambridge. The weather was coat cold, but not glove cold, so it was tolerable enough to look around for four or five hours per day without feeling uncomfortable. One of my most favourite things to do in life is to visit cities with old buildings; to walk around them, in them and though them, if I’m lucky enough. If I go for a few months without doing this thing, I’ll get out my brushes and paint them. In fact, if I ever earn enough money I’d like to live in one, but that’s a long shot! Cambridge…

  • Words

    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte/Book Review

    I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre for the third time and once again I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a book that is told through a first person narrative, and deals with the development of Jane’s spiritual, moral and emotional needs as she grows from a 10 year old through to a mature woman. The novel approaches the issues of feminism, sexuality, class and religion that existed at the time period of the 1780s to the 1820s, or thereabouts. The story is set in 5 phases which deals with Jane’s early childhood where she is raised by her Aunt Reed at Gateshead Hall, reluctantly so, having become an orphan due…

  • Random

    Happy New Year! My Resolutions and what I intend to change this year, and why I should have done it last year….

    Happy New Year to all my readers and fellow bloggers. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and next year proves to be the best yet for you.. My holiday has been bittersweet really. A good Christmas day, a few days away at Cambridge (future post on the way), and a spell of bad anxiety, (future post on the way-if I can bring myself to write about it, but it’s been a pretty bad one, so I’ll have to be in a more uplifted mood to write the words without bursting into tears, but that’s how it is; Ho, Ho, Ho!) Here are 10 resolutions that I intend…