Quick Links 23rd January 2017

Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.

Life In General.

This last week has been pretty similar to the last with more arrangements around funerals and alike, also quite a heavy work week (see below).


I’ve also been spending quite a bit of time on setting business goals and targets for this year. I’m a little late, as normally I do this in December, but my mind was elsewhere at the end of 2016. There are likely to be some changes to the blog or perhaps the creation of another website, I haven’t quite decided yet, and probably more content. My word of the year for work is going to be “visibility“, there are many reasons for this, but after a quiet year last year, I need to raise my business profile a bit, and get out there and hustle. I’m feeling quite positive about things, and I now need to go and find some clients to work with.

I also had an unplanned meeting on Friday that wasn’t in my diary at the start of the week. It was a good meeting, but on reflection I don’t think will happen, but we’ll see.

This is a case of being damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Better to be accused of over reacting, than reading headlines about the number of deaths, or listening to people complaining that nobody did anything, and how let down they feel.

Sharing this again, although i posted it separately last week.

Currently Reading

It seems that I am reading an awful lot of books at the moment, but in reality the two Thomas Merton’s I’m only picking up now and again, and the Stephen King I’m only reading a chapter a week so that I can participate in the online discussion. I’ve set my target this year for the GoodReads reading challenge to 25 books, I already seem to be 5 books down (although to be fair one of these was started last year).

Yellowstone by David Quammen [GoodReads]

When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature by Thomas Merton [GoodReads]

A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk’s True Life (Journals Vol. 3) by Thomas Merton [GoodReads]

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King [GoodReads]. This is the next book in the Dark Tower series, and a book I’m reading for an online group.

Dead Pig Collector by Warren Ellis [GoodReads]

 The Week In Wildlife – In Pictures