Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 1

I thought I would split my planner setup into a couple of posts and today I want to cover the diary section, or true planner section of the book. Before I start, there's a bit of technical information to go through. All the pages I'm showing today have been printed onto William Hannah's plain paper… Continue reading Inside my planner / 1

Poetry · Writing

Creative interlude

It was writing class at Norwich Castle Museum today, and we were studying birds. I was pleased with my final piece of writing. Still life? Painter playing god retrieves My broken body, makes it live Paints me a basket, fills with fruit Opens my beak, who cannot bite Paints me an Arcadian sky, A bench… Continue reading Creative interlude

Knitting

The gentle art of time travel

2019 - 2009 - 1972 You will recall the last time I spoke of my current knitting project it was the not-pink jumper: a lovely slouchy knit in plain stocking-stitch to ease me back into the knitting habit after my brief hiatus. I think we all know that was going to bore me after ten… Continue reading The gentle art of time travel

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

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

Poetry · Quote of the week

Quote of the Week – Us Two

Yes, it's a Quote of the Week this Monday, rather than a Word of the Week. Why? Who knows? Just felt like it. In fact, I was reciting this to myself as I carried out a reconnaissance mission on Saturday to find the office I will be working at for the next month. As I… Continue reading Quote of the Week – Us Two

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

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