Category Archives: Musings

Why I Like Quotes. So Much

flowers

The Irish writer Josephine Hart (1942 – 2011), who was fiercely passionate about poetry and about bringing it to a wider audience, said of the literary medium she loved:

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Out Walking

sea walk

Yesterday, knowing that today is the longest day, I briefly considered that I might get up this morning pre-dawn and go out with my camera seeking pictures of daybreak. Very briefly! Laziness won and the anticipation of a full eight hours sleep totally trumped the idea of clambering, bleary-eyed, out of bed at some ungodly hour this am.

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So pleased …

yellow flowers

Filling in the online application was as easy as gliding down an oiled slide. I was applying for a place, at a College of Further Education, to do a year’s full-time course in photography: the college’s website said that selection was by interview and I knew that was going to be the difficult bit.

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Blog On …

blogging

To blog or not to blog that is the question. When I set up Just Add Attitude I didn’t have an iota of a notion whether I would simply write four or five posts and then stop, or if I would continue jogging along the blog route ad infinitum.

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Lately …

plant fair at kilruddery

Lately has been all about my house and garden.

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In the Garden

garden

Lately I have neglected the blog in favour of doing some gardening. Now, my garden is an atom of a thing as it is truly pocket-handkerchief size, so it’s hard, in retrospect, to credit that doing very little to such a tiny space took up a vast amount of time. Admittedly a lot of that was thinking time: pondering what plants to buy, wondering were in the tiny space to put them, and trying to figure out by reading plant information labels at garden centres which were the best buys in terms of colour and longest flowering times.

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Happiness

action for happiness

One of the things I wrote about in the early days of JAA was the then just-launched Action for Happiness movement in the UK . I heard this morning, via Twitter, that Action for Happiness is three years old today.

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Fashionable Words #normcore

normcore


Sometimes the shifting sands of language usage leave me at a semantic standstill as does the bewildering array, and seemingly constant stream, of newly minted words, slang terms, and acronyms. However, I know I would have sunk deeper into the quagmire of ignorance, on both these subjects, if I hadn’t started to blog.

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In Which I Buy a New Pair of Jeans

topshop jeans

I have been on a mission since last November to track down and buy a new pair of jeans: it was until recently seemingly mission impossible.

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Frühjahrsmüdigkeit

springtime

I am often amazed at the bits of semi-useless information that lodge fast in my mind. For example, I came across frühjahrsmüdigkeit at a set of French classes I attend donkeys’ years ago, now in all honesty I didn’t actually remember the word, as I had to google it, but I did remember, quite well, the concept behind the word. If only the rules governing the use of the subjunctive in French were similarly super glued into my long-term memory!

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