The one thing that has bugged me very much this year was how much I was consuming. I thought about how much flying I had done – for all the climbing that I did. Those carbon emissions add up. I thought about all those fancy restaurants I’ve eaten at and all the whisky and wine…… Continue reading Consumption
Someday, what other people think and say, will no longer matter to me.
Tried an old 6c route at CC today. Old as in 4 months old now. The first time I tried it I grabbed onto other tiles to clip in twice. But when I tried it the second time, I managed to hold all the tiles to clip. That should be objective #1 – hold all…… Continue reading Thankful
Lead 2 6cs today – first time. Super scary. But happy to say, I held the tiles to clip in for both climbs, although for the first climb, it took me the second try to do that. The first time I did it, I was super scared – of what I didn’t know. But I…… Continue reading Progress
A small middle-aged woman answered the door. Her voice was soft and high-pitched. She had a warm welcoming smile. My husband is not here anymore, she told us. I didn’t know what to say. She would like to work. Part-time work that isn’t too difficult as she has some health(?) problems. She gave us grapes…… Continue reading Positivity
She shuffled slowly to the door and spoke to us in clear loud English. At 73 years old, she told us that she has stopped working as her health isn’t very good. Her husband, 10 years younger than her, is still working. He’s much younger than me! By 10 years old! She sighs and lamented…… Continue reading Affection
Data data data. We worship it today. But the more I mess around with it, the less likely I am to trust it. Reading about new advances in transport modelling – that’s all and good. But is it worth going through all that effort for a small increase in accuracy? And are we just becoming…… Continue reading Of data and modelling