Retreat

It is Sunday morning and I am currently halfway through a DIY solo writing retreat weekend. What, you may ask yourself, is that? Well, a traditional writing retreat would be a group of writers getting together in a quiet, scenic location to work on a mix of group activities and their own projects, with the…

You’ll know when it’s autumn

It isn't really autumn today, but you'll know when it gets here. You'll know because the blushing berries will reveal their crimson hearts. You'll know because the flowers which bloomed with an old master's oil-paint madness will turn to watercolour and then seep quietly away. You'll know by the dusty shadows summer has left in…

But is it friendly?

I headed into the city this weekend to look for a new notebook to use as my daily journal and a few other odds and ends. Perhaps (who knew?) to saunter in the sun, sit and drink a cup of coffee in any one of a number of decent tea or coffee shops, scope out…

A lot of knitting!

So, in last week's post I wrote about being happy to have hit the 8-inch mark on this Christmas knit. Just imagine how I feel now that I've got 23 inches done! When I photographed it I'd just done the armhole shaping - you can see my cast-off stitches - and this is always when…

Soft focus

In a weekend where I began to feel social media grating on my nerves, I made a conscious decision to blur out all of the hype and focus on what I enjoy about my hobbies. Instead of becoming irritated by the number of times the Official Filofax Instagram account posted pictures of the new Slate…

So September

Another new month brings the opportunity for me to be creative with a double-page spread in my journal. This is one of the few items that I have blatantly stolen from the many videos and Instagram posts I consume about Bullet Journals, although I've put my own spin on it by noting down the main…