Month: August 2012

Desert Island Discs


(If you’re reading this via email, you’ll need to go here to see all the videos embedded in this post.) About two months ago I opened up a new file on my computer and decided to compile a list of my favourite songs as part of a new running playlist. Then I realised that some of my favourite songs aren’t actually very good to run to. Oops. I started thinking that if I died it […]

Lazy arse – no work out for three weeks


So it’s back to work after two weeks off. We went to Fargo, North Dakota and then spent a week at the lake. It’s been almost one month since I sprained my ankle *cue whinging* and I feel like a total invalid. Yes, I can walk fine but my ankle is still swollen and hurts. I hadn’t worked out for three weeks. Nor did I do any of the workouts my trainer emailed me for […]

A sprained ankle is a pain in the arse


Two weeks ago I sprained my left ankle. It puffed up and throbbed then bruised. And it still hurts right now. Up to that point I’d been working out pretty much three times a week for the past year and a half. I’ve managed only one workout in the last two weeks. And I was riding my bike to work every day which I haven’t been able to do. I’m on holiday at the moment […]

Seven Psychopaths … and a Shih Tzu


I couldn’t resist posting the trailer for the upcoming film Seven Psychopaths. In it, a struggling screenwriter becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his friends kidnap a gangster’s Shih Tzu. It sounds terrible but the trailer made me smile. And if you don’t know how I feel about my Shih Tzu, you need to check out Hi, I’m Sadie Shih Tzu. The film is due for release in October 2012, is directed […]

Photography and Photoshop love


I love taking photos. Of my dog. I got a great camera last year – a Nikon D3100. After chatting to a professional photographer at a party I also bought a super cheap lens which I adore. I spend a huge amount of time taking photos of Sadie Shih Tzu which I post to her Flickr account, and of course use on her blog. One thing that lets so many blogs down is poor quality […]

A change of focus for this blog?


I’ve been posting to this blog less and less and it has left me wondering where I should focus my writing on Diary of a Webgal. My greatest blogging pleasure comes from writing Sadie Shih Tzu‘s blog. I’m still going strong as a digital media manager, still learning every day and loving it. But perhaps there’s less to share in the way I once did when I first started this blog. So, what to do […]