Fountain Pens · Planning · Etsy · lifestyle

Bringing me sunshine

Here are a few of the things making me happy as we move into August 2020. Wool sample cards One of the joys of life is digging out wool samples to see what I might want to knit to go with a new summer skirt. There's some promising ideas in the Linen-Cotton range, a bit… Continue reading Bringing me sunshine

Etsy · Planning · Stationery

Planning Jan-Jun 2020

It being slap-bang in the middle of the year, this seems like a good time to reflect on what I am enjoying right now about my planner setup, not to mention what has changed or not changed since the beginning of the year. I started the year in my Filofax Classic Pastel A5 Notebook in… Continue reading Planning Jan-Jun 2020

Planning · Stationery

A creature of habit

Above all else, I know myself to be a creature of habit. I don't deal at all well with changes to routine; forget the advice that you have to do something new for 21 days (or 28, or 31 or however many days your particular guru recommends), it takes months, if not years, for me… Continue reading A creature of habit

Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 3

The decision has been made and I have discarded the creative writing sub-section of my planner in favour of a separate creative writing notebook. When I had it as an area within the planner there were only two pages of creative writing and I just don't think they need a dedicated area. That decision being… Continue reading Inside my planner / 3

Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 1

I thought I would split my planner setup into a couple of posts and today I want to cover the diary section, or true planner section of the book. Before I start, there's a bit of technical information to go through. All the pages I'm showing today have been printed onto William Hannah's plain paper… Continue reading Inside my planner / 1

lifestyle · Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

How I choose

2020 will be my fifth year of choosing a Word of the Year and it's a practice that I find more soothing than setting goals and resolutions (although these also play a part in my preparation). But how do I choose my Word of the Year and when do I settle on it? The process… Continue reading How I choose

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Ready, set….

Looks like I still haven't done with ringing the changes, because for 2020 I am downsizing my planning into these two slim A6 books. I have chosen A6 because it's the easiest to carry on a daily basis, but I'll admit to a touch of trepidation over whether it will work out after a couple… Continue reading Ready, set….

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

Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

An ode to August

July is a funny month in my experience. Although it is tempting to think of August as the height of summer where I live, July is often the month with the highest temperatures. July is hot, sweaty, torpid, and I am unenthusiastic, becalmed. Contrast that with August, when the nights begin to draw in; there… Continue reading An ode to August

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