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One book July drop-out!

It was always quite a stretch of the imagination to think I'd commit to following something like this for an entire month, and no surprise to me that I decided to drop it. Not that it was in any way a waste of time because it afforded me a pause in which to look at… Continue reading One book July drop-out!

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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Not a whimsy

This week, I've been paying my respects to the late Paul Darrow by re-watching the 1973 BBC production of Murder Must Advertise in which he plays an advertising copywriter. It's a role which grows in complexity as the four-part story unfolds and Darrow is excellent in it, capably portraying the character as ingratiating, bullying, enmeshed… Continue reading Not a whimsy

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

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Stationery

Call the sock police

This week I made my second attempt at sock resurrection and I came to the same conclusion as I did on my first attempt, namely, when socks get to the pont where one bit needs mending they are probably telling you that they have come to the end of their life. I would quite like… Continue reading Call the sock police

lifestyle · Stationery · word of the week

Word of the Week – Noctuary

  Noctuary  (noun) A record of the events, or one's thoughts, during the night. (From the Latin "nox, noctis" meaning night; on the analogy of "diary") Here's a word for anyone to use if they wake in the night and have to write down something that has just struck them. For anyone who writes down… Continue reading Word of the Week – Noctuary

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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…

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Planning – a new experiment

*For a better view, click on any photo to see the full-size image. As I mentioned in my wrap-up post from National Stationery Week, I was unlikely to continue using the ring-planner I had set up due to size issues and personal preferences. The more I think about it, the more useful I find that… Continue reading Planning – a new experiment

Planning · Stationery

Take-away from a stationery week

I promised a wrap-up at the end of stationery week. I have been pondering for a couple of days now what I am taking away from it and I think I have it straight in my head. An excuse to shop I think this type of week/day is most successful as a marketing drive and… Continue reading Take-away from a stationery week