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Inside my planner / 2

Welcome to the second part of my planner set-up and we're moving into the notes section. Before I start, though, I'd like to say a word about the sturdy card dividers and bookmarks that you can buy from William Hannah. These are available in a selection of colours to co-ordinate with the planner covers, they… Continue reading Inside my planner / 2

Reading

2020 Reading Journal

This year I am determined to improve my reading game because if I'm aspiring to write more then I really need to match it with reading more. It's not entirely a New Year's Resolution because I started at the beginning of my Christmas break from work. My new reading journal was part of my Christmas… Continue reading 2020 Reading Journal

Knitting · Music · Reading

Once upon a Christmas eve…

Christmas Eve is here and, in the spirit of sharing, here is a snapshot of my life today. Knitting My Aran jumper is progressing. I have completed two full repeats of the pattern and haven't needed to resort to checking the printed version for several rows. It's so easy to see where I am from… Continue reading Once upon a Christmas eve…

Planning · Purpose · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery

Unanticipated Cake

Looks scrummy and it is! You might think you don't have a recipe for Unanticipated Cake, but I'll bet you do because there are just so many recipes for it. Unanticipated Cake is the cake you make when you forget a key ingredient in the cake you anticipated making. So, for instance, this example of… Continue reading Unanticipated Cake

Fountain Pens · Planning · Reading · Stationery

One book July? I’m in!

Since 2014, some enterprising ladies on the internet have been running a challenge called One Book July. If you're not part of the "planning" community everything I am going to write from here on in will seem a little odd, or totally crazy, to you, but you may enjoy it all the same. What is… Continue reading One book July? I’m in!

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Five of my favourite short story collections

It is always fun thinking about favourites and today I've been looking at short story collections. Five of my favourites, in no particular order, are:- Winnie The Pooh by A A Milne Yes, this does count as a short story collection; perhaps it is the all-time perfect short story collection. After checking the end-papers displaying… Continue reading Five of my favourite short story collections

Etsy · Fashion · Films · Knitting · Reading

Knit-Read-Blog

This morning I have completed all the knitting on Gaudi. Hurrah! I must say, laying all the pieces out on my bed to photograph makes me feel more confident about the finished object than I have been in a fair while. I want to have this finished and wearable by the end of the month,… Continue reading Knit-Read-Blog

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

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