Recipe for Lemons

The past few weeks have been, uh, interesting. As I mentioned in the last post on my site it’s been a period of Big Change personally and it’s safe to say that I’m learning about how the significance of such changes only increases with time. The move was… OK. Not perfect or even good in some ways but it could have been worse; we survived, which is important! However, I have a list of improvements for myself no matter how far into the future the next move will be.

This blog, my site, and even my account took a hit with regard to activity and even without the internet my writing has been non-existent. It’s been weird. Even writing this in a completely different building but on the same computer is unusual; for reference, this is the very first set of words I have typed since the last post on my site (or my last post, whichever was last) so even an unusual length of time has passed, at least by my 2018 standard.

The slow period is now over, thanks both to the relatively quick turnover by the Unpacking Committee (myself, Claire, and our two altogether loud cats) and the eventual activation of our broadband service. I continue to possess the notes for ideas previously considered worth noting and will doubtless be inspired to write in light of the move and its variety of consequences – for example: wow, is having a loft a fucking relief.

Anyway it feels good to have got this off my chest. Not only does it feel good to be writing again but I can’t wait to catch up on my web reading and the great community on

Simon Woods @simonwoods


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