As I've mentioned a couple of times recently, one of the things I want to work on are my cooking skills. I've got quite a few cookbooks already and I have no need for "general" cookbooks at all, though if somebody thinks that a particular cookbook is a "must have" please let me know. You can never have too many cookbooks! What I am looking for, however, is more specific … [Read more...] about Which Cookbooks?
One of my personal goals for the next few months is to read more books. I used to read a lot more than I do now. When I was commuting to work via public transport I'd read. Back when I was living in Milan I'd spend hours every week bouncing from one side of the city to the other and its many suburbs via tram, train, metro and bus. Reading has always been one of the things I … [Read more...] about How Many Books Should I Read?
I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I do do goals for lockdowns! The government will impose restrictions of some kind on Ireland that will run until at least March, though later wouldn't surprise me. No matter what "level" they talk about I don't expect much travel, domestic or international, to be permitted over the coming months. And forget about "gatherings". … [Read more...] about Some Goals and Promises to Myself
I first started blogging using one of my personal domains back in November 2003. Back then I was using mneylon.com as my main personal domain. Since then I switched over to michele.me and then, more recently, over to michele.blog. For historical reasons my blog used to live under "/blog", but when I moved over to michele.blog I moved it to the domain root. That means that … [Read more...] about Blogging, Writing and More
Over the past 13 years I've accumulated a lot of stuff. I sort of knew that. But it's only when I started trying to unpack everything in the new house that I realised a few things: I have a LOT of stuff I have ended up with extras for a lot of things, because the old house had deep cupboards, so you couldn't see what you already had When you have a dishwasher and … [Read more...] about Storage Solutions for Books, Crockery, DVDs and More