Fountain Pens · Nostalgia · Tech

Technological sweet spots

I look back on the days of my Amiga computers with a fondness totally out of proportion with the capabilities or usefulness of the technology. We have come so far since then, with phones that are more powerful than our entire home computer set-ups; heck - watches that are more powerful than our entire home… Continue reading Technological sweet spots

Nostalgia · Vintage

Old Bag

I know it's not the first time round the block for these photos on my blog - at least I'm sure I've previously used the one on the right and I can't believe I wouldn't have included the left-hand one at some point. Looking back, they are my favourite images of myself as a young… Continue reading Old Bag

lifestyle · Nostalgia · Vintage

How was your Friday morning routine?

Many of us are familiar with the slew of perfect morning routines that the social media are awash with, but they pale into insignificance beside the morning spent by "Man About Vogue" in Winter 1972. Does that bowl of overnight oats with chia seeds really seem cool compared to his Alpen cereal with milk (back… Continue reading How was your Friday morning routine?

Knitting · Nostalgia

A back and a bauble

Well, my knitting has progressed to the extent that I have finished the back of my sweater and I'm very pleased with how it is looking, although I'm still wondering what on earth I will wear undeneath it. Whatever I choose, it will need to look right as it will show not only at the… Continue reading A back and a bauble

Fashion · Nostalgia · Vintage · Wardrobe

Brooches

My jewellery box with box of brooches on the top Do you like brooches? They seem to be the jewellery item most prone to coming in and going out of fashion, but I must admit I like a good brooch. It always seems such an ideal format for displaying gems because little consideration needs to… Continue reading Brooches

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Nostalgia · Planning · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Vintage

Three Hundred

Welcome to the 300th post on my blog, which should by rights be a widescreen epic, but just how epic can a little old lady whittering on about knitting and stationery be? I've been asking myself if I am the same person today as I was when I began to blog and I think largely… Continue reading Three Hundred

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia · Vintage

Directions

I mentioned in my previous post how I have been failing to put theory into practice so far as re-stocking my wardrobe goes, and I've been dwelling on that the past couple of days. The new items I ordered will move it partially in the direction I want to go, although the purple skirt sits… Continue reading Directions

Knitting · Nostalgia

Nothing is ever truly lost

As I mentioned previously, I've been delving in my computer archives and I have come up with some forgotten knitting projects from years when I didn't log things as well as I should have. I thought I'd have a chat today about this jumper because it illustrates the idea I've touched on once or twice… Continue reading Nothing is ever truly lost

Nostalgia

Photography

I spent many happy hours yesterday sorting through the folders of old photos stored on the external hard drive I have for my computer. This began as an attempt to find some of the 'missing' knitwear photos, but soon morphed into a general tidy-up and rediscovery of all kinds of memories. I love days like… Continue reading Photography

Fashion · Nostalgia · Vintage

Capsules full of colour

So my 1980s fashion advice book arrived and, no, it is not the one I was thinking of which is a bit of a shame. However, it is another one that I was besotted with at the time and I still find it compelling 34 years after it was first published. The book is called… Continue reading Capsules full of colour