This post will be short, and possibly ranty. I hate ranty blogs so I apologise – I’ll do my best to steer it in a more positive direction. I’ve actually had a really lovely day. It’s Tuesday (cheeseday) so this morning I was at Gerry’s Bakery kitchens making a small batch of cheeses and a… Continue reading Employed vs self-employed
I’m lucky in that I very rarely suffer from insomnia. Most nights I fall asleep in minutes and sleep until it’s daylight. Last night I was exhausted, went to bed at 9pm and fell asleep on my partner’s chest as he watched the much talked of British Bake Off. Now it’s 1.52am and I am… Continue reading Insomnia – good or bad?
It all started with some conversations with friends at the Hot Yoga Studio. Lots of yogis are vegetarians and vegans with cheese being one of the things that stops people becoming vegans. I decided to check out some vegan cheese recipes online, and after a bit of tweaking produced a feta-style vegan ‘cheese’ made from,… Continue reading The Walkley Cheese Company
Reading my leaving card, so many of my colleagues had written that they were jealous or envious of what I’m going to do. Other friends have said it too, and lament the fact that they can’t. I am very grateful that I’m in a position to do this. I realise that the angst around what… Continue reading Finances
I’m into the second week of my radical sabbatical, and I’ve noticed that on occasions, I have a feeling that’s like guilt and the self-consciousness of being different. It’s almost as though I forget that I don’t have a ‘proper’ job, and when I remember, and realise that this isn’t a holiday, I wonder what… Continue reading Is it ok to be different?
Today is Tuesday, Day 2 of my Radical Sabbatical (or day 4 if I count the weekend just gone). Looking at my leaving card with all of the messages inside makes me appreciate the social structure that is instantly provided for us at work. As someone who thrives on the company of others, I wonder… Continue reading The place between meaning and meaninglessness.