In my knitting lexicon

I have put in the work on my sleeveless cardigan, growing it steadily, enjoying the knitting and, when it came to the border, the crocheting. Now it is as close to being finished as it will ever be. There are a few ends hanging loose, but that doesn't matter because I'm going to frog it.…

How I Planned ~ April 2022

This was a consistent month in my planner life, which feels as I type it like the kind of comment you put on your child’s school report - Pamela has had a consistent month in her planner and we are pleased with the progress she has made. Which reminds me that I don’t know if…

Pens in case ~ April 2022

It proved to be a little difficult to love my pen and ink choices for April and so I drifted through the month with a slight air of disappointment. Two weeks in I came close to simply emptying them all and starting again, then I missed the opportunity on account of it being Easter weekend.…

Nothing’s perfect

It's hard to be a perfectionist in a world where nothing is ever perfect. There are definitely things which I opt out of because they are irredeemably far from perfect, but the vast majority of things only fall short in a small way and then I have to decide whether or not I will accept…

World Stationery Day 2022

"You, boy! What day is it?" cried Scrooge. "Why, it's World Stationery Day!" the boy replied. Scrooge threw down a sovereign into the snow. "Quick," he called, "hurry to the stationer's and buy the biggest pen in the whole shop!" Well, I shan't be celebrating World Stationery Day in quite such lavish style, but I've…

Fizzy brain day

My horoscope today was hardly inspiring: "There is heavy energy to begin this week... Emotionally you are distracted... Your mind is doing overtime..." Well, that's horoscopes for you, dealing in the imprecise, never calling a spade a spade. There is a perfectly acceptable technical term for the kind of day they predicted: fizzy brain day.…