Friday 24 May 2013


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Oh hello again. It's been at least two weeks since I last showed my face around here. In part, this is because I've been walking with my sister through Galicia for over a week, and a laptop definitely didn't make the cut for things I wanted to carry around on my back all that time. But in truth, I haven't known what to say around here much at all the last few months (note my dismal lack of posts).

Life got in the way. My relationship of five years ended, and I've been torn on posting, not wanting to hurt various people (which didn't work). It was a hard few months for everyone involved, and sometimes it still is. I was glad to disappear with my family for over a month, although I didn't have any epiphanies while away from it all. Instead, in the time-honoured tradition of newly-separated women, I dyed my hair (the above colour is the sensible compromise--I was initially thinking pastel pink).

Anyway, I'm back! And have some catching up to do...

Monday 6 May 2013


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These photos, the best of a bad bunch, just barely conceal the multitude of sins of my recent existence. Apart from the fact that I was cold (we've had good weather in the UK, but Yorkshire always does have that icy blast of wind) and tired from being out all day, I've been on a three week long bender with my family. Every time we get together, I eat too much, drink far too much, and don't sleep enough, and I've often noticed that I look about five years older by the end of a family vacation than I did before, with a pinched, dehydrated face. I think it just shows that we actually enjoy each other's company and just want to party all the time... but there is always that scary point when you find yourself seriously thinking that the last vegetable you ate may have been a week ago. If I were really a canary, rather than just canary-legged, I would have long since died down this mineshaft!

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