Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Going Hiaitial. Hiatial. ON HIATUS.

Is what this blog is doing. Going on hiatus, that is. I wish hiatial was a word, really I do. So, ya know, get on that, somebody?

But to get to the crux of the matter, I'm writing. I've set myself the schedule of writing at least 1000 words a day, which I don't know, does that sound like a lot? It feels doable at the moment, but only because I've completely overhauled my routine. So in order to keep up with doing that, and doing all the stuff that's coming my way over the next few weekends, I'm suspending the blog for the next... two months? It's until I've finished my first draft so 2 months... that's 60K. So, yeah, two months it is. Unless something really exciting and awesome happens, in which case, eyes here, y'all.

I'll still be tweeting and such though, so if you want more words that don't exist but ought to, see the side bar for links!

I'll still update my progress bar at the side, because PRIDE, PEOPLE.

I envy and applaud those people who can write and blog and tend to children and cook meals and maintain loving relationships and hold down a 9 to 5. Sometimes I imagine myself working with an automaton-like efficiency, getting everything done within allotted times and then skipping through fields in a chintzy pinafore. But it never works. So for now, while I get my head down and write, go to work, and draw (for Thought Bubble), something's gotta give, and the blog is it. FOR NOW. I'll see you in September. Promise.

Or maybe earlier. If something awesome happens.

But probably September.


Wednesday, 11 July 2012


I thought I'd mentioned the pigeons on the balcony before, but since my find:pigeon search came back with nothing, I guess I didn't!

SO. News. Pigeons on the balcony! Two wood pigeons kept hanging around on our balcony looking shifty and as though they were wanting to poo on Nicholas' bike. After a few weeks, we realised they'd left a pile of twigs.

I was all; Nicholas, they're building a nest! We have new friends!
Nicholas was all; don't be stupid Katherine, why would they do that?! We're on the fifth floor and there's a bike and rust and a broken fish tank light out there.
Then I was all; OMG THERE ARE EGGS.

And three weeks later, these guys happened.
It's been something of a heatwave recently (not that you'd know it with all the rain we've been having), which has been been a pain since the balcony door is our one and only source of light and air. But we've not really minded. The eggs hatched into two freaky looking little chicks, with massive, oversized beaks that looked like plague masks. The picture above is when they were about a week old, taken by Nicholas, using his super amazing camera and mad skillz.

Yesterday, about 3 weeks after hatching, we saw them fly for the first time. It was awesome. I felt a bit teary. One chick has since returned to the nest, but they're on the way out now. I think I'm going to miss them quite a bit. Although chicks feeding is really gross. I won't miss that.

In separate news, today is my birthday! Yay! Have some cake.