Etsy · Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning

Bringing me sunshine

Here are a few of the things making me happy as we move into August 2020. Wool sample cards One of the joys of life is digging out wool samples to see what I might want to knit to go with a new summer skirt. There's some promising ideas in the Linen-Cotton range, a bit… Continue reading Bringing me sunshine

Fashion · Knitting · Skincare & Makeup

That perfect navy skirt

These are just six of the reasons why I have long been craving that perfect navy skirt. Try as I might to occasionally visit the 2020s, my heart knows that you just can't beat a well-cut skirt and a hand-knitted sweater like we used to wear and I can see myself turning to this skirt… Continue reading That perfect navy skirt

lifestyle · Norwich

A bricks and mortar Christmas

Christmas gift shopping. You can love it, you can hate it; you can buy into it, or you can opt out of it - no matter which way you cut it, you just can't ignore it. I'm trying to do as much of my shopping as possible offline, from bricks and mortar shops in my… Continue reading A bricks and mortar Christmas

Avon beauty

Five favourite beauty products from Avon

I've been selling Avon for a few months now and, although progress is very much inch by inch (I'm not the world's most natural saleswoman because I hate being "sold" to myself), there is some progress and my aims are low for this as a business. However, the real benefit of it has been the… Continue reading Five favourite beauty products from Avon

Knitting · Norwich · Nostalgia

Outside my comfort zone

Picking up on┬álast Monday's post when I mentioned perfume, I would like to introduce you to a celebrated Norwich restaurant, The Belgian Monk. It serves a wide selection of Belgian beers and mussels galore, not to mention an extensive restaurant menu. It opened in 2000 and is still very popular. It is on one of… Continue reading Outside my comfort zone

Knitting · Kojak · Uncategorized

Kojak is not knitting a sock

I was fascinated by the appearance of hand-knitted socks in one of last week's re-runs of Kojak (Series 4, Episode 3 - Law Dance). One of the numerous things I love about Kojak is how he is portrayed as being fascinated by everything. Most episodes see him fiddling with something - blowing bubbles in a… Continue reading Kojak is not knitting a sock