Postcards from the heap, straight from camera to blog, as we are still having a family Christmas and I haven't really much to blog about.
When things get tough I chew gum containing nicotine. one boots own make mixed with one ordinary Wrigley's is the only combination that doesn't laminate dentures and for sudden incidents a nicorette QuickMist sprayed on the tongue, does the trick. I suppose I could give that up, but I do have teenage children.
At the moment the only preventable thing I am doing that is harming me is screen use, the research on this is too new for anything other than reducing it. A 20% reduction in cognitive ability doesn't sound good. I am already getting a bit of flack for blind typing with auto correct, so you can expect some pretty odd feeds if not posts.
On the work front in the bookshop, I guess this will increase physical book sales, so always look on the bright side.
Anyway back to work tomorrow, the first trading day after Christmas is usually a busy one in the bookshop, smartphones in particular have increased adult literacy to the highest levels ever and yet functional bookshops have mostly vanished. By functional I mean a reasonable range of books that are mostly priced less than they are on the internet.