The quiet joys and foibles of solo living.

Mojo wrangling (Lockdown 2.0 week 3.5)

As I write this, Victoria’s lockdown has been just extended for another 6 weeks in a Stage 4 ‘State of Disaster’. We’d reached the halfway mark of Lockdown 2.0, and … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cold Feet in Limbo Land (Lockdown 2.0 week 2)

Something is now happening – which dominates how I structure my days. Cold Feet. Freezing to the marrow of the pedal extremities. It’s the middle of the Melbourne winter, and … Continue reading

July 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Eating the garnish (Lockdown 2.0 week 1)

It’s now just over a week since Victoria returned to hard lockdown at midnight on Wed July 8. That Tuesday, I prioritised a few out-of-home errands, as I’m sure many … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the first 3 months of lockdown

Did anyone carry out their great creative intentions for their stay-at-home period, back in March and April 2020? I, for one, imagined myself keeping a thorough ISO diary right here. … Continue reading

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Doing solo isolation

Doing isolation solo has advantages and disadvantages. Getting the disadvantages out of the way first, let’s feel the feels and move through it. – As initial lockdown commenced, I heard … Continue reading

July 12, 2020 · 4 Comments

12 ways to save money while living alone

Here’s my personal list that I put together during the first two weeks of Covid-19 lockdown.  Some of this no longer applies in the same way– there’s no longer the … Continue reading

April 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

My 17 favourite teas

I took on tea 10 years ago when I had to give up coffee due to anxiety.  The amount of caffeine present in coffee now gives me the jitters and … Continue reading

March 4, 2020 · 5 Comments

Finding time for creativity

Getting motivated. I went to art school a lifetime ago. I enjoy writing. I like ‘making stuff’. But for years I didn’t do enough of this. I worked my rather … Continue reading

February 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Saturday Morning is Me Time

  What’s your favourite time of the week? Most people will say the weekend, of course. Some prefer Friday night. Relatively few peeps favour Sunday night as their best time. … Continue reading

January 19, 2020 · 5 Comments

The KonMari Method and me

Don’t we just love boasting about being an early adopter! I know I do. Anyways, a bunch of time before Japanese declutter guru Marie Kondo seemed to reach the national … Continue reading

December 19, 2019 · 2 Comments