Retreat

It is Sunday morning and I am currently halfway through a DIY solo writing retreat weekend. What, you may ask yourself, is that? Well, a traditional writing retreat would be a group of writers getting together in a quiet, scenic location to work on a mix of group activities and their own projects, with the…

Out of hibernation

I don't usually feel the desire to hibernate during winter, but this year that's exactly what I've been doing. I stepped away from a lot of my normal activities during December and the first half of January: knitting, writing, exercising have all gone by the board. I've mainly been eating and working on my cushion…

All a-dither

I want to apologise, to begin with, for my absence from the blog this week. It just turned out to be the sort of week where the things that are happening are enjoyable, but don't really sum up to anything in the way of progress through life. I've marked this down as "must do better"…

What tends to happen

If you pick up your knitting project regularly, what tends to happen is this: you quickly find you have gone from just a cuff to a whole sock almost without thinking. This really flew past. But it doesn't make sense to stop there, does it? Because if you push on just a little more, you…