Daisy Bateman

Now, What?

In case anyone is wondering/has noticed my extended absence from this space, I thought I should take a moment to drop in and explain. At the end of last month I was laid off from my job (along with about a third of the other people at our site) (some of whom were then un-fired) … Read more

New Camera!

Rumpole, Pensive That’s right, I’m using the fact that my poor, elderly Canon Powershot s410 finally gave up the ghost as my excuse for why there has been no Shoesday/Thurscheese/etc in the last week, and totally denying that it has anything to do with me being completely lazy. But now I have a new camera, … Read more

Shoesday: Twice As Nice

So, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned anything about this, but I’ve been suffering from some muscle pain in my legs lately. (You had no idea, right?) And along with giving me an excuse to skip the gym for a couple of days this has caused something unprecedented to happen: I have worn the same … Read more

I Am Lame

I had posts for both Winesday and Thurscheese planned, but they did not happen. I have no excuse. Perhaps I will pre-write them for next week, perhaps I won’t. Either way, I’m going to have to come up with some thing for tomorrow, or this is going to become a pattern.


Due to a severe bout of food poisoning, this week’s Shoefinder post will be delayed until such a time as I can sit up for more than ten minutes without feeling like I have a stomach full of angry badgers. The management apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Notice of Service Interruption

I am just about to take off for my red-eye flight to New York, once I finish packing, which will happen after the dryer finishes, at which time my internet access promises to become somewhat unreliable until at least Sunday night. So there will be no official Shoefinder post this week– though I may try … Read more