Weeknotes: Happy Pride! Full of feels, friendship & summer peonies


So, I wrote on Monday & Tuesday this week, which meant I got to a streak of 6 days before I took a break from writing on Wednesday. Mondays – Wednesdays are my heaviest days when it comes to working with/for other people, so this is great going.

Thursdays are days off for decompressing, and I’m so glad for them. But it does take me a bit to get back into the groove for writing again. Which I did on Saturday. Now it’s Sunday and I’m taking a break again. I think it’s okay.

What’s helping me write

  • Monday writing workshops
  • Sunday cowriting group
  • Weekday cowriting sessions
  • Sitting in the garden

What’s not helping

  • Sleep deprivation (stems from and leads to anxiety… vicious circles ugh!)
  • Busy-ness
  • Low mood

It’s summer, hooray!

Tastes of strawberries, cherries,
Mango melts
Dreamy sludge to cool slush.
Peony roses scent rooms,
Tight buds draw quiet smiles,
Shy or sly.
Euphoric buzzcuts with the
Queerest tuft, and
Lesbo flannel, soft luxury for every day.

I bought myself peonies. I’ve been wanting to since they came into bloom this season, except they’re really expensive. But then I found that Sainsbury’s currently has them at 5 for £5. Bargain! So happy with them. 😁


Sitting in the garden. Going for a long walk in parks. Gazing out the window… I saw two sweet chestnuts, one in flower, and one fruiting hazel this week. That was exciting.

Happy Pride!

Plate of baked beans, chipped potatoes, vegan bacon sandwiches and ketchup.
Pride Brunch

Made myself a Pride Brunch, so that was good.

Connecting with people

“Too many friends that I’ll never meet”

466 days.

That’s 1 year, 3 months and 9 days that I went without seeing my friends in person.

Sunday, 15 March 2020 was the last time I saw a friend in person until Thursday, 24 June 2021. Whew. It’s been such a long time, and I know that for some people the time is stretching even longer.

I got too many friends
Too many people that I’ll never meet
And I’ll never be there for
I’ll never be there for
‘Cause I’ll never be there

If I could give it all away
Will it come back to me someday?

Too Many Friends – Placebo

Media consumption this week

Started rewatching House, which I’m enjoying.