I was so enthusiastic about keeping up the momentum that I did the previous section on Friday, then this section on Sunday 8 August – no matter that it had … Continue reading Upplandsleden 4: Harva > Runsa
Part three of Upplandsleden, this time from north to south. 12.8 km of adventure!
Apparently the first time I picked up a guitar, I held it left-handed. I didn’t know what I was doing and didn’t actually have any intention of playing, so no worries. When I actually decided to learn, I spent some time thinking: right or left-handed?
This 100 days of blogging might have been a bad idea. I’ve spent the day thinking about what I should write about and discarding ideas; I realized that I don’t … Continue reading Just making noise
Today was my last day of work and Iwon’t be back until Monday 3 January. I knew this sabbatical was coming and had been planning for it for months. That’s … Continue reading On sabbaticals and organisation
I had some trouble getting started with this segment of the route, as I was worried about hiking in the heatwave. Sure, it’s cooler in the forest, but I still … Continue reading Upplandsleden 2: Hummelmora > Kallhällbadet
The planned distance was just over 9 km and I ended up at 11.5 km due to missing the trail a few times. It was just about 2.5 hours of walking, mostly due to stopping to figure out where the trail actually was – or to deal with mosquitos. There were lots of mosquitos.
As a lead, it’s difficult to measure your work, and also to know when you’ve passed the “enough” line for the day. I’ve spent the last few months asking everyone I met about this and have learned a few things.
Upplandsleden is a walking trail in Sweden with a total length of about 500 km. The main section stretches from Uppsala up into Dalarna, while there are a few other … Continue reading Upplandsleden route info (Stockholm)
When I found out that Fitbit was to be purchased by Google, I realized that I didn’t want Google to have all of that personal information. So I started investigating analog watches; here’s what I learned.
This book wasn’t actually on my reading list. I was listening to the Happiness podcast and the speakers were talking about setting New Year’s Resolutions – the point is that different tendencies … Continue reading Takeaways: the Four Tendencies, by Gretchen Rubin
Last December, when it was cold, cold, cold, I decided to use some bulky yarn to make a cowl. It’ll knit up fast, I thought. I’ll get to wear it practically immediately, I thought.
I thought wrong. 🙂
I seem to cast on a pair of socks each Christmas, finish at least one sock, and then finish the pair by sometime mid-spring. These weren’t any different as I … Continue reading Happy, striped socks | what should I be writing about?