A Brief Pause in a Very Busy Day: September Small Things Day 12

Sunday: Day of rest. I wish. Some Sundays are quite homey and relaxed. A lie in, a short trip to buy food, perhaps a walk or watching soccer on TV, an afternoon of crafts or crochet, reading or relaxing, and then a good homecooked meal and evening in front of class telly to finish off. This Sunday was not a day of rest. We were … Continue reading A Brief Pause in a Very Busy Day: September Small Things Day 12

Autumning Up My Planner: September Small Things Day 11

Saturday was a quiet day in my house. I had homemaking to do (house blessing, as Diane in Denmark calls it) and then a quiet day with packing ready for Sunday and taking my Daughter back to University. Quiet days are a real gift. The chance to wake up slowly, possibly even have a lie in, enjoy a slow breakfast, slow lunch and slow evening … Continue reading Autumning Up My Planner: September Small Things Day 11

Sudden Inspirations that are A Really Mad Idea… but Fun to Think About: September Small Things Day 10

Algorithms are really fun, aren’t they? One minute you’re on Facebook and looking at friend’s posts, the next you’ve checked some information on the Web and when you return to Facebook’s Happy Place it’s full of adverts for something you may need/ will never need/ looked at and have no real desire to purchase or… occasionally… something that makes you go Mmmm. That happened to … Continue reading Sudden Inspirations that are A Really Mad Idea… but Fun to Think About: September Small Things Day 10

Stacking Up My Autumn Reading List And Finding I had Already Bought Several that I Wanted: September Small Things Day 9

I read. Boy, do I read. I remember when my children were little (I had three under the age of five: 2002 from February to September and the Start of School for my eldest son was a miasma of feeding a baby, feeding toddlers, feeding a husband and feeling that bone weary tiredness and trapped feeling that new mothers get, but never admit to) that … Continue reading Stacking Up My Autumn Reading List And Finding I had Already Bought Several that I Wanted: September Small Things Day 9

Life Lessons From the Roadside: September Small Things Day 8

I have never been sniffy about where I learn the best things in life: sometimes it’s an expensive book, like my current read Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman, sometimes it’s off the back of a sweet packet or on a bus. A lot of my quotes for life or inspiration come from Goodreads and Pinterest. I can pass a lot of time happily leapfrogging … Continue reading Life Lessons From the Roadside: September Small Things Day 8

When Everyday Smells Like Your Cosiest Coffee Shop: September Small Things Day 7

I settled down today at the office on the hottest day we’ve had for a while. Not a day sensibly for lighting a candle, and yet I did. I like having a candle in the office, especially on dark and dreek days. It adds a touch of cosiness, of warmth and homeliness. More often than not it’s a scented candle. This summer was a St … Continue reading When Everyday Smells Like Your Cosiest Coffee Shop: September Small Things Day 7

Planning in the Golden Afternoon Light: September Small Things Day 6

Any reader of my blog or follower on social media will know that I need a planner… now more than ever, as my menopause fog sometimes descends and drives me mad at a moment’s notice! As long as I have a notebook or a ringbound planner with a to-do list and a to-be-read list, I’m fine. And after a busy weekend it’s been nice to … Continue reading Planning in the Golden Afternoon Light: September Small Things Day 6

Autumnal Decor ready for the Harvest: September Small Things Day 5

I love my home, absolutely, and I’m very lucky that it’s filled with the things (and people) I love: photographs, some ornaments and useful items like bowls or trays that I’ve inherited or been given over the years. I’m not a big follower of fashion: I don’t particularly care what colours are ‘in’ or ‘out’ in a year, I choose the colours I like when … Continue reading Autumnal Decor ready for the Harvest: September Small Things Day 5