Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 1

I thought I would split my planner setup into a couple of posts and today I want to cover the diary section, or true planner section of the book. Before I start, there's a bit of technical information to go through. All the pages I'm showing today have been printed onto William Hannah's plain paper… Continue reading Inside my planner / 1

Fountain Pens · lifestyle

All hail the Metal Rat

Much to the despair of my grandson (who, for the purposes of this blog, I shall call ET*) I have an abiding love of horoscopes, both Western and Chinese. ET thinks horoscopes are twaddle - well, that's Leos all over! To be fair to him, I don't entirely believe in horoscopes in any logical way,… Continue reading All hail the Metal Rat

Fashion · lifestyle · Reflections and Intentions

Red shoe days

My whole wardrobe is pointless because I have no red shoes. (Me) I'm sure we all have red shoe days, even though each person may call them by a different name. The red shoe day comes when you've had a spell of bad luck, when it seems like everything that can go wrong is going… Continue reading Red shoe days

lifestyle · Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

How I choose

2020 will be my fifth year of choosing a Word of the Year and it's a practice that I find more soothing than setting goals and resolutions (although these also play a part in my preparation). But how do I choose my Word of the Year and when do I settle on it? The process… Continue reading How I choose

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Word of the Year recap

Now December is progressing and 2020 is just off-stage, running through its warming-up exercises, I think the time has come to sum up my feelings about my chosen Word of the Year. I have kept my word with me throughout the year, with the hand-written sheet shown in my January photo accompanying me across a… Continue reading Word of the Year recap

lifestyle · Norwich

A bricks and mortar Christmas

Christmas gift shopping. You can love it, you can hate it; you can buy into it, or you can opt out of it - no matter which way you cut it, you just can't ignore it. I'm trying to do as much of my shopping as possible offline, from bricks and mortar shops in my… Continue reading A bricks and mortar Christmas

lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia

A new dawn

I am slowly regaining my balance after a hectic autumn into which I have crammed enough life experiences to see me through at least a couple of years. I am enjoying my new job, settling into my new home, and just beginning to feel myself unfurling from the inevitable tension all these changes incur. Since… Continue reading A new dawn

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Looking out

In my youth I was rubbish at taking photos and I do like the fact that the digital age has revolutionised photography. I think the most important thing I've learned about taking photos is the importance of keeping my eyes open, seeing the details. Although we can capture a wide vista in a photo, often… Continue reading Looking out

lifestyle · Reflections and Intentions

Evaluation

Continuing with the theme of moving home, I find myself evaluating many of the things I use, deciding if they are things that I want to pay to move across the town I live in. Some things are so ingrained in my life that there is no need to query at all, which is the… Continue reading Evaluation