Quote of the week · Reflections and Intentions

An idle aside

Elne, France, 2005 Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'Gleams that untravell'd world whose margin fadesFor ever and forever when I move.Alfred, Lord Tennyson"Ulysses" My week has been all knitting and unpicking and writing, though thankfully not un-writing, and so today is just a "quote and a picture" day. A remembrance of sunnier moments, further… Continue reading An idle aside

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

lifestyle · Reflections and Intentions

Comfort zones

Your comfort zone gets a lot of bad press, but then so does mine. The media (you know the media - all those people who know nothing about you, but claim to know exactly how you should live your life) have decided that your comfort zone is a bad place and you need to leave… Continue reading Comfort zones

Fashion · lifestyle · Reflections and Intentions

Red shoe days

My whole wardrobe is pointless because I have no red shoes. (Me) I'm sure we all have red shoe days, even though each person may call them by a different name. The red shoe day comes when you've had a spell of bad luck, when it seems like everything that can go wrong is going… Continue reading Red shoe days

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

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Word of the Year recap

Now December is progressing and 2020 is just off-stage, running through its warming-up exercises, I think the time has come to sum up my feelings about my chosen Word of the Year. I have kept my word with me throughout the year, with the hand-written sheet shown in my January photo accompanying me across a… Continue reading Word of the Year recap

Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Nobody’s watching

I love the fact that each and every human being is made up of a glorious mix of traits - no-one is wholly one thing or another, however much we might like to label ourselves. We are not wholly confident, nor utterly unconfident; no-one is flawlessly beautiful and neither is anyone so ugly that they… Continue reading Nobody’s watching

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Looking out

In my youth I was rubbish at taking photos and I do like the fact that the digital age has revolutionised photography. I think the most important thing I've learned about taking photos is the importance of keeping my eyes open, seeing the details. Although we can capture a wide vista in a photo, often… Continue reading Looking out

lifestyle · Reflections and Intentions

Evaluation

Continuing with the theme of moving home, I find myself evaluating many of the things I use, deciding if they are things that I want to pay to move across the town I live in. Some things are so ingrained in my life that there is no need to query at all, which is the… Continue reading Evaluation