I’ve tried on and off for the last year to get this blog up and running again and keep failing. Partly because I don’t really read books any more. And if I do, I have a million things I need to do that are more pressing than actually reviewing the books!
But I miss blogging. I miss sitting down and writing something that isn’t related to finance, house-buying or general life administration (emails to the landlord about the broken microwave, for example). I miss thinking “that would make a good blog post” and actually fleshing out the idea into 400 words.
So, we try again. What’s that Thomas Edison quote? Hmmm, I can’t find the one I’m looking for, something about failing 999 times and trying again, but here’s a Winston Churchill quote along the same lines:
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
Mind you, that sounds a bit like the current UK government’s attitude to Brexit. So maybe that’s not quite what I’m aiming for…
I digress. (and reveal my political leanings. I am vehemently anti-Brexit, in case you couldn’t guess).
I think it’s time for a bit of a re-brand around here. I only ever drink decaf tea these days, and I don’t do a lot of reading. What there is a lot of in my life is chocolate, and to-do lists. So – Chocolate and Checklists is born. (I’m changing my twitter handle too).
I’m intending to keep writing about books when I get around to reading them, but also generally about things that interest me. Housekeeping mysteries (how many times do you have to wash a pair of jeans, and on what temperature, before you can be sure the colour won’t run?), cycling, language thoughts (why does Amazon video make it so impossible to watch videos in any other language?), occasional “my toddler said this hilarious thing”, responses to things I find online… let’s see how it develops.
Also my West Wing obsession shows no sign of abating so there are probably going to be more West Wing gifs. And I’ve just discovered gifs. Expect too many of them for the next little while.