Poetry · Quote of the week

Quote of the Week – Us Two

Yes, it's a Quote of the Week this Monday, rather than a Word of the Week. Why? Who knows? Just felt like it. In fact, I was reciting this to myself as I carried out a reconnaissance mission on Saturday to find the office I will be working at for the next month. As I… Continue reading Quote of the Week – Us Two

Avon beauty · Fountain Pens · Knitting · lifestyle · Planning · Quote of the week · Stationery

I’m doing this…

Here's a snapshot of what is going on around here these days. This is what was piled on my settee when I started to tidy up last night prior to heading off to bed (before I took the photo I did move them into a more pleasing arrangement than the 'old heap of stuff' that… Continue reading I’m doing this…

Fashion · Knitting · Quote of the week · Writing

Prescience

Not a quote of the week, but a word of the week: Prescience (noun) - foreknowledge/foresight I've been working hard on my knitting through the week and I am getting very close to completing the knitting part. I am very pleased with how this is looking. I plan to finish it with a simple crochet… Continue reading Prescience

Quote of the week · Stationery

When one notebook closes…

You know the old saying that goes "When one door closes, another opens", well I've had that experience with my general notebook. Having finished a journal and started a new one earlier in the week, I am finally on the last page of my current Mark and Fold A5 notebook. I've been using this for… Continue reading When one notebook closes…

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.  The 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

Films · Quote of the week

Knew this was a one-way ticket…

As I sat knitting at the weekend, I was pondering the sweetness of sharing things we enjoy with a whole new generation. This specifically related to watching "The Abyss" with my grandson who enjoyed it immensely (and why wouldn't he?). So today's quote is a short and sweet thought from the film, typed by Brigman… Continue reading Knew this was a one-way ticket…

Fashion · Knitting · Lyrics · Quote of the week · Writing

Irresistible textures, unreachable stars

This week I have been looking through old notebooks; for what is the point of making notes if you don't go back every so often and read them? Two looming items have prompted this trawl: I need to get a new notebook sorted out because I'm down to the final five pages in the book… Continue reading Irresistible textures, unreachable stars

Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

The ultimate outsiders

Continuing the theme I have been exploring of fitting in, or standing outside, both the insiders and the outsiders in Walter de la Mare's poem are equally estranged. The Listeners "Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest's ferny floor:… Continue reading The ultimate outsiders

Avon beauty · Films · Quote of the week

Scent and Scissorhands

So, this week I have joined the legions of Avon "ladies" and on mentioning this to my daughter, the first thing she said was "Oh, we watched Edward Scissorhands and I had to explain what an Avon Lady was!" Edward Scissorhands is a great film about being different and about being kind and about being… Continue reading Scent and Scissorhands