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👋 Hello, I'm Emma. I write non-fiction, mostly about personal development, sometimes about productivity, creativity and culture.

I'm joining writing.exchange after bouncing round a couple of instances over a couple of years. Having dipped into the local timeline I feel like here is a place I can settle.

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Finished reading: Treacle Walker by Alan Garner 📚
Best book I’ve read in a while. Raced through it in just a couple of sittings (which is rare for me) — I didn’t want to put it down. micro.blog/books/9780008477806

Hmm, finished watching The Sandman and I still really don’t know how I feel about it. If anything I’m left a little underwhelmed 📺

Finished reading: I Didn’t Do The Thing Today by Madeleine Dore 📚
I enjoyed reading this and frequently found myself nodding along. My copy is covered in sticky notes and I’m looking forward to going back to review the highlights. micro.blog/books/9781761063510

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Posting this in the hope that someone has the same issue as us.

We live in a 19th-century three-storey terraced house in the north-east of England. We converted the loft so we know that's well-insulated. Other parts of the building are not.

Every winter, the top floor (which includes a tiny home office) gets too hot so whoever is up there ends up opening the Velux windows. Meanwhile, downstairs it gets too cold.

Finished reading: The End of Eddy by Edouard Louis 📚
Is it a novel? Is it autobiography? Does it matter? Either way I didn’t really manage to get into it and have to admit to skimming it towards the end. micro.blog/books/9781473513105

roadworks, grumble 

Grain have been digging up the pavements in my neighbourhood for months. Not starting and finishing one street before moving to the next but digging holes on every road all at once. You can’t walk anywhere without disruption on your route. And I’ve had it with the incessant drilling and banging today. Will they ever leave?! 😤

What do you call a co-working space when you’re the only one in it? 🤔

“Simplicity is the end result of long, hard work; not the starting point.”

💬 Frederick Maitland

Plus ça change… Bristol City condemn abuse towards women’s manager Lauren Smith bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62455

Two days and two pretty dismal batting performances by England at the Commonwealth Games. They’re going to have to be at the top of their game in the field to win the bronze 🏏🥉

Finished reading: The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex 📚
Should have gone with my gut on this one and stopped reading before I’d committed too much to it. Meh 🤷🏼 micro.blog/books/9781529047318

Today I am thankful for the opportunity to get out and about (and walk more than 100 metres).
I am looking forward to a day at the beach tomorrow.

Negative test this morning = going on holiday this afternoon 🥳

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