what’s goin’ on?


errr, hi internet. it’s been a while. here, have a selection of things that have been happening in my world.

error 429 too many requests
this absolute bugger of a plugin glitch effectively locked me out of wp for about a month. it also stopped me commenting on blogs that required a wp login. after a lot of googling, tons of forum-reading, and handful of false dawns, i think i’ve finally resolved it. hooray!

return from whence you came
staying in the uk hit a hurdle this week. no one’s fault, really – just circumstances. i don’t really feel like i can complain. with the current refugee crises in africa and the middle east, my request to move from one safe, affluent country to another is not a priority for the uk government, nor should it be. so it’s back to australia i go (via europe and asia) in a couple of months.

books for what ails you
i’ve worked my way through almost all the novels caroline recommended to me, and also got around to reading the lovely bones (finally!). really enjoyed longbourn, though i felt it sort of lost its way in the last couple of chapters. one plus one was good fun for a summer read – engaging, but not taxing enough to require undivided attention for a long period. beautiful ruins was intriguing and frustrating by turns. the rook and midnight riot are on my kindle, awaiting a rainy afternoon or my imminent unemployment, whichever comes first. as for the lovely bones, the first third was gripping, but then it took a sharp turn into (unanticipated) ridiculousness.

sense of huma
the day i got home to london, i was struck down with gastro and a migraine, and somewhere along the lines i started to worry that i’d picked up a parasite on the road (likely culprit: sashimi at nobu in moscow). enter humaworm. i’m currently 23 days into the 30 day program, and feeling… yeeeah, pretty horrendous. i’ve been keeping a daily diary, but haven’t decided whether to publish it. (do i really want something like that on my blog? seems like it’s right on the cusp of oversharing, but perhaps someone might find it helpful…?)

i probably didn’t need another notebook, but…
i bought a baron fig confidant, and have been using it for a week or so. review to follow soon.


  1. claire September 17, 2015

    Oh no~ poor you! How horrendous that a parasite has been hitching an unwelcome ride. I hope you’re getting through the worst of it. P.S. I’m quite sure the u.k. will be mich poorer without you 🙁

  2. Caroline September 18, 2015

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve hod to feel horrendous for a whole month! What a nightmare. And I’m sorry to hear you’ll have to move back to australia before you might have wanted to. but beyond all that I’m so excited to see you read so many of the books! Seems like they suited your needs overall? I look forward to your thoughts on the rook and midnight riot. Both are definitely entertainment books and might lighten your spirits at the moment. Many hugs and feel better!

  3. DAl September 24, 2015

    Aaaaaaw Lola, so sad you will be leaving us so soon : ( but hoorah for blogs so we can keep following the action. Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling unwell. Maybe a bit of sharing might help others facing something similar. Ive got a bit a health prob going on that I’m thinking about sharing but right now in the thick of it. Looking forward to that next stationary porn post!


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