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

Knitting · Norwich

A weekend chez moi

Good morning, my friends. I think today I am going to do a general round-up of things that I did over the weekend. Firstly, though, just how pretty does Norwich look with its wonderful watercolour sky? On Saturday, I visited the Norfolk Makers' Festival with one of my best friends who is also a very… Continue reading A weekend chez moi

Fountain Pens · Norwich · Reading · Stationery · Writing

InCoWriMo 2019

Today is the sixth day of the International Correspondence Writing Month 2019 and I am pleased with my progress to date. Whilst the aim is to write a letter - or, indeed, any hand-written missive which can be a note, postcard, post-it, so long as it's written by hand - every day through February, many… Continue reading InCoWriMo 2019

Knitting · Norwich · Reading · Writing

A weekend in review

Continuing with my slightly tardy theme, today I'm going to write about the various elements of my weekend. On Saturday I went to a meeting of the Castle Writers Group at the Castle Museum, Norwich. This is a monthly meet-up that has been going on for many months now, but this is the first month… Continue reading A weekend in review