Fashion · Kojak · Music · Nostalgia

So glad I grew up in…

... the 1970s Yeah, that's not going to come as a surprise to anyone! This is the decade where I spent my teenage years and, although I wouldn't return to being a teenager if you paid me, I am truly grateful that those are 'my' years because when I look back on them they were… Continue reading So glad I grew up in…

Kojak · lifestyle · Nostalgia · Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Tech

Imagining my brain is exactly the right size

"Come on, Frank, an officer files things in his head. He doesn't remember them until they pop up, you know that: a face, a street, a name, a number, zabba-dabba-doo, like that..." Lieutenant Theo Kojak/1976 Listen to - Gladys Knight and the Pips "So Sad The Song" (I know that we both talked it over,… Continue reading Imagining my brain is exactly the right size

Knitting · Kojak

Finished object – Isambard Socks

I had a bit of a knitting frenzy over the weekend and finished my Isambard socks. I have small feet and my socks don't take long to knit if I work on them consistently. I love seeing all the amazing sock patterns that other people knit, but I only like knitting plain ones myself. I… Continue reading Finished object – Isambard Socks

Fashion · Kojak · Poetry · Purpose

Need inspiration?

I've been working recently on re-composing my inspiration board. The board itself is marvellous with a lovely summery beaches-and-boats fabric. When I was a little girl I had a dress with a sailboat print, and I keep looking every summer to see if anyone manufactures anything similar to bedeck the more mature me. Until that… Continue reading Need inspiration?

blakes 7 · Fountain Pens · Knitting · Kojak · Nostalgia · Purpose · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Writing

2018 in 9 chapters

Prologue 2018 is singing a triumphant closing number and 2019 is poised to make its entrance so what better to do today than reflect on some key themes from the year? You might want to make yourself a cuppa before you head into this - it's going to feel like you've been reading for a… Continue reading 2018 in 9 chapters

Knitting · Kojak

Is this an appropriate time to knit in public?

  The good news is, I have a finished object! The less good news is that I can't show a picture because it's my super-secret Christmas knitting. I'm pleased to have this finished in good time for gifting, and to have it finished just in order not to see it in my work basket any… Continue reading Is this an appropriate time to knit in public?

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Kojak · Nostalgia

Get ready, get set, go!

  To begin, just a brief update following Monday's post - I am back on track with the Christmas knitting. The problem that had discouraged me responded well to a quick fix and so, with a huge sigh of relief, I have continued on my merry way. Having a day or two away from it… Continue reading Get ready, get set, go!

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Kojak is not knitting a sock

I was fascinated by the appearance of hand-knitted socks in one of last week's re-runs of Kojak (Series 4, Episode 3 - Law Dance). One of the numerous things I love about Kojak is how he is portrayed as being fascinated by everything. Most episodes see him fiddling with something - blowing bubbles in a… Continue reading Kojak is not knitting a sock

Fountain Pens · Kojak · Writing

Ink update/Crocker’s Pen

So it's time to update you on the inks in my fountain pens, now we are heading through October. Colour me satisfiedI finished up the Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink very soon after my previous update and inked up the Waterman Hemisphere Blue pen with a cartridge of Caran d'Ache Chromatics Ultraviolet. After that… Continue reading Ink update/Crocker’s Pen