The everyday

Can an ambitious person ever be satisfied?

This is a question that I've often considered, but never managed to definitively answer. Usually my conclusion is no, an ambitious person will never truly be satisfied, but this isn't always where I end up. Sometimes I think otherwise. I suppose if I'm honest I don't know, and that is why I wanted to write… Continue reading Can an ambitious person ever be satisfied?

Books

Is a collection of short stories bound to bring disappointment?

When I ask this I am referring to a collection of short stories by multiple authors. I don't personally read a lot of short story collections, in fact, the only one that comes to mind is Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories, which you can read my review for┬áhere if you haven't already and would… Continue reading Is a collection of short stories bound to bring disappointment?

The everyday

How do you avoid feeling depressed about the news?

There ended up being a couple of glitches with this post so I took it down and am reposting it in the hope that WordPress doesn't let me down again...so if you've already read this one and you're getting another notification for it then I'm sorry! It's times like this that I wish I wasn't… Continue reading How do you avoid feeling depressed about the news?

The everyday

Cold calling, door to door, junk mail. Is there a need for it?

A couple of days ago I found myself retrieving two takeaway menus, four supermarket special offer flyers, and a leaflet offering new windows from where they had been stuffed into my letterbox. Just like I always do I wrestled them free, had a quick look to make sure no regular post was mixed up in… Continue reading Cold calling, door to door, junk mail. Is there a need for it?

Interests

Where did it come from, and where has it been?

I went to an antiques fair with a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago. It was really fun! I didn't pick up much but I did enjoy looking at everything and considering the journey that the pieces had been on up to this point. My lack of purchases was more than made up… Continue reading Where did it come from, and where has it been?