lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia

Time gone, or still to come

I am quietly slogging away with the transcription of old journal entries, trying to wrangle them into a slightly more cohesive collection. This is serving its secondary purpose of burning through some ink, but it's also burning through paper and the sheets are becoming increasingly random as I unearth old books and pads to use… Continue reading Time gone, or still to come

Norwich

They’ve frozen up my beard

Now the frosticles appearAnd they've frozen up my beard....God, or whatever means the good,Be praised that time can stop like this.Not at the meadow! I haven't actually got a beard, but I've always been partial to them on other people. Mainly men, it has to be admitted. Once the sun is up, I start the… Continue reading They’ve frozen up my beard

Knitting · Norwich

It doesn’t have to be stellar

Stellar progress is always lovely if you can achieve it, but good, solid, plain old progress will get you there in the end. I'm halfway up the first sleeve of the Heather Sweater and this week I'm setting myself the goal of doing at least 45 minutes of work on it each day. I think… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be stellar

Knitting · Norwich

Nothing but grey skies

The sun doesn't always shine in my neck of the woods, in fact I think it may have been contacted by the NHS and told to self-isolate the past few days. Since it's just grey today, rather than grey and pouring with rain, I took a stroll by the river, chatted with the swans, and… Continue reading Nothing but grey skies

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 · 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

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia · Planning

A curiosity cabinet

Today I am going to write about a miscellany of ideas, connected only in that they spark my interest, thus the title of "Curiosity Cabinet" seemed appropriate. To kick things off, there is progress on my Crazee Cowl and I am now on the seventh of the planned ten colours. I must admit I am… Continue reading A curiosity cabinet

lifestyle · Norwich · word of the week

Word of the Week – Aspire

Wow, that's an image to set us ablaze on a Monday morning! It seems to me, looking at the human race as a single entity, that it is driven by aspiration now more than in its recent history. It isn't so much that there is a greater desire for achievements, but that the achievements themselves… Continue reading Word of the Week – Aspire