Knitting

Progress and defeat

Today for me is about learning to acknowledge progress where it's being made, and accepting defeat where progress isn't possible. As you can see, my Rise of the Jellyfish sock has seen some work over the weekend. With the heel turned and the gusset decreases worked, I'm now enjoying the saunter down towards the toe… Continue reading Progress and defeat

Writing

Now it’s home

Through the past four months, learning my new job, packing up my belongings, settling into my new home, making a million adjustments, I have had two firm pictures in my mind. The first, courtesy of my lovely sister, was the picture of the changes accomplished and me putting up my Christmas tree. I did this… Continue reading Now it’s home

lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia

A new dawn

I am slowly regaining my balance after a hectic autumn into which I have crammed enough life experiences to see me through at least a couple of years. I am enjoying my new job, settling into my new home, and just beginning to feel myself unfurling from the inevitable tension all these changes incur. Since… Continue reading A new dawn

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

lifestyle · Norwich · Nostalgia · Purpose

Inevitable

If you watch the modern iteration of Dr Who you may be familiar with the departure of David Tennant's Doctor and his final, despairing phrase: "I don't want to go." Knowing that in the next two months I have to leave the flat I've been lucky enough to live in for the past fourteen years,… Continue reading Inevitable

lifestyle

Decluttering for maximalists

Oh, lawks - I have too much stuff, I need to de-clutter! 'The curse is come upon me,' cried The Lady of Shallot Those of us who are not minimalists face a big hurdle in life and that is to determine where to draw the line between "lots of lovely stuff" and "clutter". On the… Continue reading Decluttering for maximalists