lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia · Purpose

Inevitable

If you watch the modern iteration of Dr Who you may be familiar with the departure of David Tennant's Doctor and his final, despairing phrase: "I don't want to go." Knowing that in the next two months I have to leave the flat I've been lucky enough to live in for the past fourteen years,… Continue reading Inevitable

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Complexity

Starting a new job in a field I have little knowledge of is really testing my ability to adapt, which is making me think about life as an older person. I think it's a pretty common perception among younger people that as we get older we struggle more to learn new things. We might call… Continue reading Complexity

Knitting · lifestyle · Writing

Bye-bye summer 2019

I can't remember a year when the arrival of September has coincided so exactly with the arrival of autumnal days. Over the course of the weekend, the temperature here has suddenly dropped from highs of 30℃ to 20℃ and the sun that was scorching on the last day of August seems merely warm and pleasant… Continue reading Bye-bye summer 2019

Knitting · lifestyle

Not that

There is a computer service known as IFTTT which allows users to write simple little commands which their computer will action automatically under certain circumstances. The initials stand for If This Then That. An example would be If an e-mail arrives from Harry then move it to the Harry folder. It makes sense because this type of thinking… Continue reading Not that

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Routines

Some people thrive on routines whilst other people loathe them, but we all rely on them to some extent. However much you might seek to escape, to live a life of sponteneity, you can't deny the subtle tug of the turning seasons, the rising and setting sun, the moon as it waxes and wanes. If… Continue reading Routines

blakes 7 · lifestyle · Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Fail is a four-letter word

In the world of Blakes 7 fandom, there are many hotly debated issues, but the end of the series is particularly divisive. There are many fans who feel let down by the fact that everyone (debatably) died and that the evil Federation 'won'. Personally, I have always been happy, although obviously also devastated, that it… Continue reading Fail is a four-letter word

Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

One book July drop-out!

It was always quite a stretch of the imagination to think I'd commit to following something like this for an entire month, and no surprise to me that I decided to drop it. Not that it was in any way a waste of time because it afforded me a pause in which to look at… Continue reading One book July drop-out!

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

3 questions, then I can do it

If you are female, and living in the twenty-first century, you can't have avoided seeing this inspirational phrase. Indeed, you may have it in your planner, or on your wall, more than likely printed in a calligraphy-style font, quite possibly in minimal black on white, or in rose-gold with some marbling if you've gone for… Continue reading 3 questions, then I can do it

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

lifestyle · Stationery · word of the week

Word of the Week – Noctuary

  Noctuary  (noun) A record of the events, or one's thoughts, during the night. (From the Latin "nox, noctis" meaning night; on the analogy of "diary") Here's a word for anyone to use if they wake in the night and have to write down something that has just struck them. For anyone who writes down… Continue reading Word of the Week – Noctuary