Category Archive: Books

I like sugar

I love Haigh’s chocolate, but other than that my diet has always been pretty low in sugar – till I stopped the booze. When I first stopped drinking alcohol (due to its high… Continue reading

I like myself

Despite being so very very old, I feel like I am only beginning to understand myself. I have been reading Alain de Botton’s book Status Anxiety, which I found at just the right… Continue reading

I like reading

In an attempt to get back into reading, I have decided to go back and read my favourite books. My childhood favourite – The Dark is Rising – is a series of five… Continue reading

Good questions

The writer of one my favourite blogs now has a book out: Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. I can’t wait for… Continue reading

Self Compassion

Just saving here a couple of positive things I’ve read this week that have cheered me up. Firstly there was this post on Reddit:  I don’t know what it was that made everything… Continue reading

Name It

A useful tip I found today was to name your emotions rather than suppressing them: Gross found that people who tried to suppress a negative emotional experience failed to do so. While they… Continue reading

Chuck It

A friend gave me a copy of Marie Kondo‘s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying.    There’s a really good summary here of the book and the key principles behind the art… Continue reading

Fail Again

During my last two months of chemo, I have not been posting here because my brain has been mush. Now I’m over the worst my brain is starting to function again.  I guess… Continue reading

Better Than Before

I’m not going to lie. It was a struggle to read this book. I do love Gretchen Rubin but sometimes I don’t want to think about all my flaws. I want to be… Continue reading