I learned that I have a built in table for a cup of coffee.

This feels really nice. 🎄

One day I’ll get the hang of this watercolour thing…

I have to say, I don’t think I’m a fan of sunset being at 15:30.

One of the best parts of being an adult is no longer needing permission or justification for eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 🥣

I lost a battle with a cheese grater for the first time since I was a kid. 🤦‍♂️

American Bird Grasshopper, referencing a photo from Wikipedia.

I desperately miss Christmastime in the UK, but this was a nice surprise to see when I went grocery shopping today.

First and only shawl/kerchief of 2019, modelled by my 8yo daughter. This was also my first time making it up as I went rather than starting with a pattern. Hoping to knit some more in 2020.

It’s been a couple of months since my last drawing. Was a nice way to spend a bit of the evening.

It is no small thing that, although many centuries have passed since the Scriptures were made known, there has been continuing agreement regarding the obedience which is owed them.

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

It’s been a very rough few days, complete with a couple of days where I just didn’t write anything. Hoping to try and make up some ground this evening while my wife reads the Mistborn Trilogy.

It’s been a really stressful week that’s resulted in only managing to get a total of a thousand words over the last three days. What happened???

Somehow, I’ve actually managed to write over 10k words so far this month. I’ve never made it this far in NaNoWriMo before.

Wednesdays are my days for studying. I really miss working through the BCUK course and I hope to start the second year of it next year. In the meantime, I’m finally getting a chance to work through Calvin’s Institutes as well as a book on leadership that I was meant to be going through with a couple of the pastors at Trinity Church Everton.

Something I was expecting to happen so early in writing for NaNoWriMo this year was to actually experience the characters taking control of things. I actually put work into the plot and an outline and then my characters decided that it needed to happen differently.

It feels pretty good to have reached this point in my word count.

I hadn’t anticipated the affect that helping someone move today would have on bring able to reach my word count for NaNoWriMo. To be completely honest, getting more than a thousand words feels like a win.

This is from a week ago and I’m posting it as form of procrastination from getting further with the novel I am supposed to be writing right now.

I’m making the ill-advised decision to attempt NaNoWriMo again.

Still life.

As someone who has now experienced multiple international moves, I really feel like using an e-reader of some sort is just a better way to consume books. Especially if you’re in a similar situation.

I try not to post pictures of food because my blog isn’t Instagram, but I just had an amazing vegan pastrami (I’m not vegan or vegetarian) sandwich from Krowarzywa, a vegan burger place near where I’ve been staying in Mokotów, Warsaw.