Wading through autumnal mud

On Instagram I wrote: I don’t know how I manage to forget, every year, that I will slow down and grind to a halt as the seasons change. I will want to hibernate, and eat all the chocolate, and each and every day will be like wading through mud. I don’t know how I forget […]

Saturday snippets 7th October 2017

{watching} The Saint. Not taking itself too seriously, featuring the always excellent Eliza Dushku, and with all the right names and connections. Rather more recommended than I’d expected to be honest. (I’ve a long history with the Saint. It’s rather more boring than it ought to be given the topic.) {reading} The Unlikely Pilgrimage of […]

Smyth’s Toy Superstores – making children’s dreams come true.

Recently I was invited to review the new Smyth’s Toy Store catalogue with the children and then take them shopping to review the shop itself. Couldn’t really turn that one down, could I? So we were sent a catalogue and some gift cards, and the children began compiling their wish list. It turned out that […]

September snippets

{Blogging} I blogged every day in September. Completely coincidentally, I had my best month stats wise for ages. I did rather run out of material a couple of times, and I’m not convinced I’m up for daily blogging any more, but it was a really interesting challenge 🙂 {Kentwell} Small and I attended the last […]

On being all the places

Today I have driven and sat and been and driven and walked and shopped and walked and driven and walked and eaten and driven and watched and driven and eventually home. There hasn’t been a great deal of room or energy for writing, drawing or really even just being. But I’ve made the effort since […]

Showing up.

Have just posted on Instagram: So I decided I’d join in with @journalofawriter #showup100 challenge, and use it to give me some impetus to work on the novel I’ve been avoiding working on for months. And I had half an hour before I needed to cook dinner, so that seemed like an ideal time to […]

It’s Kentwell

Time with Joan. Time with crafts and friends and a campsite so quiet you can feel the silence like a warm soft cloak, and gather it to you to calm a modern mind. Time with fires and candles and communal meals and shared wine, and games of an evening and shared memories. Time past. My […]

(early) Saturday snippets September 23rd 2017

{heading} for bed very soon, as Kentwell calls. Our last event of the tudor year, and it’s just me and Small attending. Which will be a little odd tbh, but also quite nice to spend a bit of time with just one child. We’ve four days, and have borrowed a caravan so at least I’m […]

How to recover a day 

Eat Cadbury flake ice-cream and watch a film.  We went with Sleepless in Seattle. (affiliate link) It was good. (Yes, I’d seen it before. Big hadn’t. I had been remiss.) You can substitute something else if you really have to, although I feel the chocolate is important 🙂

Sunday morning coming down

(From a run. A 25 minute run at that. )

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