Another book that’s earned a permanent space in my head and heart. Been a while since I read it yet, ironically, can’t forget the many things in and about it.
Some books just stick with you. I miss Klara. I miss the sun.
Finished third week of getting at least a 10K steps daily.
Took the dogs for long walks in the downs both days of the weekend. Long, slightly hilly, and entirely off road. Just the kind of walks I love. Grabbed a coffee and some quiet time at the café in the evening, and then dropped K off at Woking.
Finished second week of getting at least a 10K steps daily.
Went for a long walk with the dogs – down the downs and along the river. Went to town to grab a coffee and sit quietly at the café for an hour with a book. Then walked down and up the high street in the freezing cold. Met an old park run buddy ( Charlie) and his owner.
Now resting on the sofa, not thinking about work tomorrow. Instead, still slightly lost in the two books I finished this weekend. Both dealt with loss. One also had a lot of trail walking and outdoors.
Got myself a new, ergonomic keyboard after using the trusty magic keyboard for better part of a decade.
It’s split, curved, tented, raised, and blends better with my dark desk top.
It’s also taken a machete to my productivity! First time I used it, I entered my password wrong 4 times. Had to go back to the magic keyboard to successfully login :(
Very very glad that I only took this small step instead of the huge leap I was planning with the ZSA Moonlander.
So, what’s with the B key?
If there was a theme of the week, for this week it’d be ice.
A bit of snow, a lot of hoar frost, a lot of freezing fog …. a lot of beautiful, crispy, clean white.
Cooked a bit. This is the only thing I took a photo of – stir fried beans with cooked-from-frozen curly chips and chicken schnitzel.
Got myself a new monitor. It’s a beautiful, 21:9 ultra wide, curved screen. It’s also got a full powered hub so I’ve now got a single cable connecting everything to the laptop.
Sadly, Apple doesn’t support text scaling for non 4K screens, so the text is way smaller than what I’m used to. I think I’ll end up increasing default font sizes across my most used apps soon – Chrome, Obsidian, AS, VS Code.
Opened and finished another of the small stash of wines we’d picked up from Lidl. Like the ones before, this did not disappoint.
Spent a chilly Saturday in bed with the three of them. bliss
The day of peak white. And earlier today before the rain wiped out all the white 🙁
The leaf finished unfurling.
It has company around the house.
One of the few sunny walks earlier in the week. That weather feels tropical warm now.
Weekend brought in heavy frost.
We did manage a sunny, if freezing, walk on Saturday.
Sunday’s walk was just a mix of fog, woods and frozen fields.
Missed this little one though. She’d have loved bouncing around in frozen fields and grass.
The monsterra started unfurling a new leaf. It appears to be happy with its new location.
Bought a book just by (for) the cover. The cover even more beautiful than expected, and still slightly disappointing. I was expecting it to be embossed rather than predicted.
Bought an Ikea air quality monitor. I thought the air in my office was bad. It started on green. I moved it to the loving room. It’s been stubbornly stuck at red. Been researching air cleaners since then. They’re expensive 🙁
Went for a few good walks with kids. They slept around me rest of the while.
R got me a Groot. Then she stole it away to Exeter. I am groot 🙁
Freddie you’re burning the candle at both ends!
Oh dear, but the glow is so divine…
This movie is just so beautiful, even without the music. I should just listen to R and watch the movie she recommends. She probably knows my taste way better than I do.