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Revelation

The list of things I haven't done the past week is enormous. I haven't exercised anywhere near enough. I haven't been faithful to my diet. I haven't finished reading Midnight At The Well Of Souls (by Jack L Chalker, thrilling 1970s sci-fi). Indeed, for the past three days I haven't even written or knitted. Instead… Continue reading Revelation

Avon beauty · Fountain Pens · Knitting · lifestyle · Planning · Quote of the week · Stationery

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…

lifestyle · Poetry · Writing

I packed my bag and in it I put…

Today being the first Saturday in the month, I went off to Norwich Castle Museum to my writing class. I thought before I set off that it might be fun to take a photo showing what I pack in my bag when I'm off to class, so here it is. Bag: Knomo "Antwerp" cross-body bag… Continue reading I packed my bag and in it I put…

Fashion · Kojak · Poetry · Purpose

Need inspiration?

I've been working recently on re-composing my inspiration board. The board itself is marvellous with a lovely summery beaches-and-boats fabric. When I was a little girl I had a dress with a sailboat print, and I keep looking every summer to see if anyone manufactures anything similar to bedeck the more mature me. Until that… Continue reading Need inspiration?

Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

The ultimate outsiders

Continuing the theme I have been exploring of fitting in, or standing outside, both the insiders and the outsiders in Walter de la Mare's poem are equally estranged. The Listeners "Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest's ferny floor:… Continue reading The ultimate outsiders

Nostalgia · Poetry · Quote of the week

Best poem for Christmas Eve

  There is no better poem for Christmas Eve than the marvellous "King John's Christmas" by A. A. Milne. Here it is in its entirety for you to enjoy. You can check out some other popular Christmas poems at Pan MacMillan. King John's Christmas King John was not a good man - He had his… Continue reading Best poem for Christmas Eve

Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

  A wintery poem by Louis MacNeice. Snow The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and pink roses against it Soundlessly collateral and incompatible: World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion A tangerine and… Continue reading Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

Norwich · Nostalgia · Poetry · Quote of the week

Quote of the Week – G K Chesterton

  Here is the first of the Christmas quotes from A Child of the Snows by G K Chesterton. Never we know but in sleet and in snow, The place where the great fires are, That in the midst of the earth is a raging mirth And the heart of the earth is a star.… Continue reading Quote of the Week – G K Chesterton

Nostalgia · Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

Quote of the week – He had a sort of look

Here's a random shot of a Norwich alley to accompany a random quote; they only go together in so much as I took the photo yesterday and was reading the poem this morning in the bath. Tomorrow I will start my December reading of a book of poems called "Christmas Please" and the next four… Continue reading Quote of the week – He had a sort of look