Cats, pugs and tractors

100 day geochache challenge – Day3 cache: Trains & Boats & Planes Day 3 of my 100 day challenge - and Punkycat's first ever geocaching adventure! There weren't any boats but we did see a plane, a train and a tractor. There were also 3 pugs but we didn't like them *hissssss*


Books read in 2015 – #20 – The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir Kindle Edition 2014 (first published 2011) By turns, laugh out loud funny and heart in mouth thrilling, this book is a rollercoaster of emotions. I was up and down like a Mars rover traversing Arabia Terra! Mark Watney - engineer, botanist, astronaut. Lover of duct tape. Hater of taters. Trapped alone on a… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – #20 – The Martian by Andy Weir

other stuff

The Grand Hooveration

I really don't enjoy housework. Ok, few people do but I usually avoid cleaning to the point of creating a health hazard. Instead I engage in periodic bursts of intense household activity - like I did today. It began with a much needed kitchen-blitzkrieg. Dishes, worktops - done. Next I took out the strimmer in order to… Continue reading The Grand Hooveration


Books read in 2015 – no.s 10, 11, 13-16 – Greek and Roman mythology

Earlier this year I completed a MOOC (an online course) in Greek and Roman mythology. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. It was well presented and entertaining as well as informative. The course followed a weekly structure of reading, video lectures and assessment. (I scored really well - which was a delicious boost to start… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – no.s 10, 11, 13-16 – Greek and Roman mythology



  I got 19/20 in my final mythology quiz! I have to wait until tomorrow to see how my last essay did (!!!) but other than that, the 10 week course on Greek and Roman mythology is finished. I've enjoyed this course so much, read some amazing stuff and learned loads. I REALLY enjoyed it so I immediately… Continue reading #happygeek