A bit of extra hibernation… in April

I was fully in a spring place after last week’s warm weather, but it’s been hail and snow for the last few days and my internal calendar has gone back into winter mode. It’s a quiet weekend for us this week and I’m looking forward to dozing on the sofa.

I spent some time today working out the plot issues in my big game project and I am much happier with it as a result. I’m really looking forward to getting the new version put together. Need to focus on the small April project first though!

The same is good

In the quiet part of the year, every weekend is the same, and that’s the way I like it.

I was going to go further afield for parkrun tomorrow morning, but I don’t have the energy at the moment as there are a lot of other things going on (January is quiet social-wise but not work-wise or study-wise… certainly not this year anyway!). Just the usual will be fine.

After that I’ll be on my sofa all weekend. Probably not fully awake. It’s been another long week.

Long week

I am very glad that it’s Friday! Work and studying have combined in a fairly tiring way this week. I’m also very glad that January is quiet in terms of weekends, as I’m looking forward to dozing and hibernating a bit after parkrun volunteering tomorrow.

Because I’m very busy at the moment there are a few things I’ll need to do during the day tomorrow after I’m home, but I’m planning a really quiet day on Sunday!

Still a bit nonstop but we’re getting there

It’s been a busy week for me with work and my wee trip to Edinburgh. Some work things now coming in for next week but I’m really hoping to get the last of my pre-Christmas TechUp modules done as well!

In the meantime, though, I’m looking forward to a quiet-ish weekend. Geth and I are volunteering at parkrun tomorrow (doing a new role!) and then possibly doing a run outside once we’re back, but after that I will be getting my weekend hibernation on.

Computer book
Dad found me another old computer book! This one belonged to Grandad and came out in 1984, so it’s an interesting historical read.

This week’s earworm playlists:


The Monkees – ‘Daydream Believer’
EMF – ‘Unbelievable’
Blondie – ‘Rapture’
Eartha Kitt – ‘Santa Baby’

And a bonus track that Geth was humming that day:

Mike Oldfield – ‘Moonlight Shadow’


Cast of Yanomamo! – ‘Burn Them Trees’*
Cast of Yanomamo! – ‘Forest People’
Cast of Yanomamo! – ‘The Jaguar’
Amilcare Ponchielli – ‘Dance Of The Hours’
The Beatles – ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’


911 – ‘Party People… Friday Night’
Duran Duran – ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’


The Carpenters – ‘Rainy Days And Mondays’
Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston – ‘It Takes Two’
Perry Como – ‘It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas’


Geraldine McQueen – ‘Once Upon A Christmas Song’


Eartha Kitt – ‘Santa Baby’


Sia – ‘Cheap Thrills’
Chris Isaak – ‘Wicked Game’
Cream – ‘White Room’
Mika – ‘Grace Kelly’

*The Yanomamo! tracks were a bit of a flashback to a primary school performance. Apparently there was also a TV version shown in 1988, which I need to track down.

Sunday afternoons hibernating

A speedier-than-expected long run this morning…

…and since then I’ve just been dozing and browsing on the sofa. Love Sundays! I’ve got lots to do tomorrow so I’m glad to be able to have a break today.

France, July 1995
Yup, it’s another summer holiday flashback, this time to France in July 1995. While winter can be beautiful in its own way, I’m looking forward to seeing some colour in the world again.

Today’s earworm playlist:

The Midnight – ‘Crystalline’
The Midnight and Nikki Flores – ‘Jason’
Scandroid – ‘Aphelion’
Traditional – ‘The Blaydon Races’
Del Amitri – ‘Nothing Ever Happens’
Lindisfarne – ‘Fog On The Tyne’