Crinoline Robot's vintage week

A selection of small squashes

Only not really a week, and not really vintage. I feel guilty, like I've let all my blogging chums down by not being here enough. And I'm annoyed at having basically missed most of October, both posting here and reading your blogs. Not that I've had anything to post about; poor old Mr Robot got lumped with cooking the whole Thadingyut meal, and I didn't get round to putting up the Halloween lights he bought me. I've been working late nights (till 10pm) fairly regularly, and weekends fairly regularly, and just keeping on top of the day job and housework has been pretty much it for me. I certainly haven't wanted to do more on the computer on top of the day job. 

I have fitted in a bit of telly here and there. Why Women Kill was excellent. The way it veered from farcical comedy to absolute pathos, especially in the story of the 1980s couple, was amazing. I guessed how it would end – woman discovers her husband is gay in the 1980s? We all know what's coming – but it was still incredibly moving. I've also been watching more old episodes of The Avengers, because it's a sort of televisual comfort blanket for me, and the versions being broadcast are remasters and they're so beautifully crisp it's like seeing them all over again.

I've also been fitting in some Christmas shopping, all online because with lockdown and the like I haven't been able to get out and buy things in person. We're not going to see my family in Norfolk this year, so it's all got to be posted back to them, and I want to get it sent by the first week in December if possible.

Anyway, posting's probably going to carry on being sparse between now and the 18th of December because of all sorts of work shenanigans (short deadlines, mag revamp etc). My last deadline is on the 18th and I might just crack open some champagne after it. I'm going to try to make more effort to read blogs this week as things are mostly normal, so don't be surprised if I pop up commenting on something you did weeks ago. 

Stay safe, and don't work 50 hours a week, it sucks!


  1. ugh, 50 hours weeks. Nothing to apologise for-though it is always a delight when you show up online. I haven't done any holiday shopping, and I've only just started making cards. I haven't even made a pudding or Christmas cake yet, something I typically have done by September.

    I hope work gets a bit less demanding away from deadlines. Stay well.

  2. There's no need to feel guilty! Having a work schedule as busy as yours sound exhausting, so I can well imagine anything blog related is being put on the back burner. I almost feel guilty having so much time on my hands since April, and I can't imagine having to return to work full time now that I'm used to a slower pace of life. Take care and stay safe Mim xxx

  3. Yikes, Mim, that's a lot of work and not a lot of down-time for you! Take care of yourself, and don't worry about comments (although it was lovely to see them all this morning, thank you!).

    I started Christmas shopping a couple of months ago - I pick up things here and there when I'm out shopping. We fortunately haven't had to go back into lock-down here, although cases are rapidly rising to all-time highs. :(

    Take care, my friend!

  4. Hello Mim! Lovely to see you post! For some reason I haven't been able to find the comment button on your blog when I read it on bloglovin' but it's magically appeared today. I'm amazed you've managed to blog with that workload! xxx

  5. Oh Mim, what a shame you are working such long hours! I do hope you are able to pop the champagne corks on the 18th and hopefully put your feet up over the holidays.

    You must give yourself a pat on the back - Christmas presents bought already and planned posting date, too? Super organisation and on top of working as well. I haven't even thought about it let alone bought anything!

    Take care

  6. Mim, don't worry about catching up with blogs or doing your own posts. We'll be here when you come back. :) Take care of yourself first!

  7. Boo to working such crazy hours. You definitely deserve some champagne! xx


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