“Aren’t you bored yet?” is a question I’m sometimes asked by people who know I’m in “Early Retirement”. Well, honestly, I have my moments, but by and large I am filling my time quite well. Here’s some of the things I’ve been doing, watching, listening to, reading, buying and generally passing the hours with this week.
As a blogger, I found this TED talk by Jon Ronson interesting and unsettling in equal measure. It’s about “online shaming”, but is also a big warning to watch what you post on social media.
I’m always interested in things I could maybe post about Death on this blog, and came across this rather touching podcast by Oliver Saks on Radiolab. There was some interesting songs featured during it, which led me to check out Ponyhof. Not too sure about what I found, to be fair, but maybe one or two tracks will go on my Sonos playlist for late night listening.
Poets are big on Death, and I watched the BBC documentary on Ted Hughes, which was just about worth the ninety minutes I spent on it. He could well be the poster boy for my blog, Sex, Health, Money and Death – with a particular emphasis on Sex and Death.
Book wise, this week I’m currently reading Paul Theroux’s latest travelogue. I’m a bit of a fan of this author and big fan of the American South too. I’m about halfway through and it’s….just okay. Which is slightly disappointing for me.
In terms of buying stuff, I splashed out this week on 50 aluminium cooking trays which, in my experience, are the best things to store all kinds of food in, largely in the freezer. If you batch cook, get these on your shopping list. I filled four of these trays with this recipe for Spanish Rice with Chicken and Chorizo which I tried in my pressure cooker. Thanks to Thrifty Lesley for leading me to it via her Pinterest Board (and M at There’s Value for the link to Thrifty Lesley).