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…

Eight inches later

I have finally got past the 2" obstruction on this Christmas knitting project, so big sighs of relief all-round. It took a lot of getting to this point, but it finally feels like the garment is going to happen. Most importantly, it is now a piece of knitting that I feel inclined to pick up…

Serendipitously early

I have been ridiculously premature in choosing my Word of the Year for 2022. My soul has suddenly hit fast-forward and decided to shine a torch on Christmas when it should be narrowing its beam to illuminate the coming month. Thus the far-distant change of year has been occupying my mind, which I'll admit is…

Those autumn vibes

Oh, yes, I'm feeling those autumn vibes now. The ink, the paper, the pen, the knitting, all illuminated with late-evening lamplight, and the glorious lyrics of Roy Wood underpinning it all. This is Mr Wood's "Way Beyond the Rain" from his 1979 solo album "On The Road Again" - a US-only release which I've only…

Filo-nanigans

I've had a week away from the blog to focus on the training for my new job role, and now it is time to get back on the blogging horse. I have been certain for most of the year that a return to work, especially work outside the home, would see me wanting a more…