lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Routines

Some people thrive on routines whilst other people loathe them, but we all rely on them to some extent. However much you might seek to escape, to live a life of sponteneity, you can't deny the subtle tug of the turning seasons, the rising and setting sun, the moon as it waxes and wanes. If… Continue reading Routines

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

Knitting · Reflections and Intentions

Crazee Cowl/Small Steps

My Mama Weer All Crazee Cowl is growing slowly. The British heat wave has deadened my pace which, let's face it, is pretty much a crawl on this project even under conducive weather conditions. It's not that I don't love the project, because I do, but 300 stitches of K1 P1 rib in sock yarn… Continue reading Crazee Cowl/Small Steps

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

lifestyle · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

3 questions, then I can do it

If you are female, and living in the twenty-first century, you can't have avoided seeing this inspirational phrase. Indeed, you may have it in your planner, or on your wall, more than likely printed in a calligraphy-style font, quite possibly in minimal black on white, or in rose-gold with some marbling if you've gone for… Continue reading 3 questions, then I can do it

Kojak · lifestyle · Nostalgia · Planning · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Tech

Imagining my brain is exactly the right size

"Come on, Frank, an officer files things in his head. He doesn't remember them until they pop up, you know that: a face, a street, a name, a number, zabba-dabba-doo, like that..." Lieutenant Theo Kojak/1976 Listen to - Gladys Knight and the Pips "So Sad The Song" (I know that we both talked it over,… Continue reading Imagining my brain is exactly the right size

blakes 7 · Knitting · Reflections and Intentions

What I imagine when I’m knitting

Haruki Murakami wrote an entire book entitled "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running"; I have never read it because, well, running? However, the title of this blog post is a nod to that book. At its best, knitting, for those of you who don't do it yourselves, is a soothing, mechanical hobby,… Continue reading What I imagine when I’m knitting

Purpose · Reflections and Intentions · word of the week

Word of the Week – Accommodate

There are a lot of things in the world that we can achieve if we put in the required amount and appropriate type of effort. Many of us can very probably accumulate money, live in relative luxury, find love, raise children to become valuable members of society, achieve power, pursue our dreams, travel, what have… Continue reading Word of the Week – Accommodate