Monday, 17 November 2014

Hey Stranger...

I have been wanting to write a post for weeks...but I have got it in my head that all keyboards in this house are horrible to type with.  Especially the ones that involve using a touch screen.  However, I'm starting to think that maybe by using the touch screen it will encourage me to get better at typing and I will thus make fewer mistakes!

So, what have I been up to? Working, eating and sleeping appear to be my main priorities at present.   I have been reading, but not as much as last year, and have managed to squeeze a little bit of baking in too, when I don't feel like being a sloth (which is most of the time these days).  I've added a pic of my latest baking creation - Chelsea buns!

I've found myself getting overly stressed at the weekends when I'm by myself.  I tend to start listening to the more vicious thoughts that circle my brain, and they don't stop until Matt gets back in the evenings, at which point I'm a complete rage monkey.  Don't get me wrong, I like being by myself every now and then, but moving here has made me feel pretty lonely.

Enough of the you can tell I'm pretty much all in my head at the moment.  As far as reading goes, even though I've read less, I've read some extremely brilliant books this year.  A few favourites have been The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman and Lies we Tell Ourselves by Robin Lee Talley - both books that I have received from work's book club.  For Halloween, I read Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts, a collection of shorts that cemented my love for Hill.  I know that short stories are supposed to have twists, but one of the stories in there made me feel like I had been punched with a plot twist!  I also read the sequel to The Shinning, Doctor Sleep and was pleasently surprised at how much I liked it.

I'm going to try and update this blog a bit more, try and participate in Top Ten Tuesdays when I feel like I have something to contribute (does anyone else find it hard to come up with 10 books each week without feeling like they are repeating themselves), and visit other blogs.


  1. Emma! Glad you're still around :) This year has been insanely busy for me too, maybe it's 2014's fault.

    Joe Hill... he's fantastic. Loved Horns, loved NOS4A2, and suuuuuper loved the Locke & Key comics. I can't wait to see what he comes out with next.

  2. Nice work, those chelsea buns look delicious. I've not tried baking chelsea buns yet but they have just moved up the bake list!