Hello Bloglandia! I'm back! And yes, I'm completely aware that you probably didn't even notice I've been missing for the past couple weeks, but that doesn't make me any less "back" from my first European adventure in three years. Three very long years. First Stop, Haarlem with Two As Anyway, I won't go into the … Continue reading The Dutch Diaries, Part One: Haarlem, Tourist Kitsch, and Sandy Treks
Hello Bloglandia! It's been quite a while since I've bothered to share a writing update with you, so, whether you like it or not, I figured now was as good a time as any for a little news. Plus, I need your thoughts on something...namely, my next project. That's right, YOU could help me decide … Continue reading Writing Update, Now with More Opinion Polls!
Hello Bloglandia BUGlandia, As I usually do every morning, the other day I popped into the BBC News app to see what was happening in the world. And as usual, nothing good was happening, so I scrolled down to the more lighthearted stuff. Which is where I came across a video featuring a Welsh fellow, … Continue reading Getting Buggy in the Garden (Macro Photography)
Hello Bloglandia! Is it just me or does this time of year always seem to be filled with that "what's next?" feeling? Maybe it's because it's when as kids (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway) we geared up for a new school year, but for me September still has that vibe of launching into a few months filled with … Continue reading And Now a Word from Our Sponsors
Hello Book Lovers of Bloglandia! I don't know about you, but August was an absolute whirlwind of reading for me. First, it was the final month of my local library's Summer Reading Program, which meant it was a race to get as many entries in as possible as the grand prize drawing approaches. Second, I … Continue reading August’s Top Three Reads – Sleuthing Sheep, Chilly Sci-Fi, and Series Splendor
Hello Bloglandia! I'm always one for the experiments. As they say, you can take the girl out of the science lab, but you can't take the science lab out of the girl. Wait, maybe I'm the only one who says that. Anyway, last week, I met a few robots as part of a new experiment. … Continue reading The Robots Have (Almost) Won Me Over
Hello Bloglandia! Yes, it's another tale of Mr Husband and I going on a walk and me coming away with inspiration for a blog post...and some interesting treasures. Including a furry one. Now, I'm not normally a garage sale person. I mean, if I happen to wander by one on a walk, I might take … Continue reading Well, I Wasn’t Expecting to Find THAT at the Garage Sale
Hello Bloglandia! So Mr Husband and I were on a walk a few weeks ago and we got to talking about weird things people do. Which, yes, is most things. And one of the things we decided was weird was collecting autographs. I mean, it's a little weird to go around begging someone to scrawl … Continue reading Can I Have Your Autograph?
Hello Book Lovers of Bloglandia! Boy oh boy was July a mixed bag of reading. There were some true standouts (below), some that were "almost" terrific, and a couple that had me wanting to rip my hair out. Those two would be How to Solve A Murder (which should have been titled, How to Blather … Continue reading July’s Top Reads: Spiders, Murders, and Monkeys