Knitting · Music · Reading

Once upon a Christmas eve…

Christmas Eve is here and, in the spirit of sharing, here is a snapshot of my life today. Knitting My Aran jumper is progressing. I have completed two full repeats of the pattern and haven't needed to resort to checking the printed version for several rows. It's so easy to see where I am from… Continue reading Once upon a Christmas eve…

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…

Music · Quote of the week · Stationery

A song list

As well as a quote this week, I'm going to share a song-list with you. ┬áThe quote is hand-written and shown in my photo. The song-list is playing along with it:- 'Only The Lonely' sung by Glen Campbell 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' sung by Judy Collins 'Crossroads' written and sung by Don McLean… Continue reading A song list

Lyrics · Music · Purpose

Fitting in

When I finished writing last Friday about Edward Scissorhands, a fairly definitive movie when it comes to not fitting in, I got to thinking about the choices we make during our lives in order to fit in with certain people or groups, the camouflage we choose (or are encouraged) to adopt, and how that can… Continue reading Fitting in

Knitting · Music

Knits are progressing

Since finishing my socks, I have returned to my two works in progress, and things are moving along, albeit a little slowly, First up, it's Gaudi by Martin Storey. This is still the back and progress on the colourwork part is picking up again now. I set it aside completely when I was knitting the… Continue reading Knits are progressing

Music · Nostalgia

Hi-fi it ain’t

My lovely daughter cleverly reminded me recently that I had one of these Sharp radio cassette players back in the '80s (I had the off-white model) and that has got me thinking about music quality. Warning - good old days alert! When I had my little Sharp, I listened to a lot of music. It… Continue reading Hi-fi it ain’t