When a Project is Completely Finished and Works Out Just As You Imagined It: September Small Things Day 23

I sometimes think you could track my life by the crafts I have picked up, learned, practised for a season and put down again. As a teenager, I learned knitting (only so I could make a complete set of Christmas decorations from Woman’s Weekly) and spent hours making gloves, scarfs and jumpers that I was rarely ever able to wear inside, let alone out. During … Continue reading When a Project is Completely Finished and Works Out Just As You Imagined It: September Small Things Day 23

Merry Mabon to my Pagan Friends and Happy Michaelmas to my Christian Buddies: September Small Things Day 22

It never ceases to amaze me how many ancient feast days and festivals are echoed in or overwritten by Christian ones. Who am I kidding? The Christian church has always had a habit of looking at local customs and adopting, adapting and advancing the new, improved Christian version (not just the Christian church: all religions new to an area tend to absorb local customs and … Continue reading Merry Mabon to my Pagan Friends and Happy Michaelmas to my Christian Buddies: September Small Things Day 22

Post!!! Snail Post for Christmas is Here!!!; September Small Things Day 20

I love snail mail, or post as we call it in the UK. I love letters best of all, long, slow-moving letters from friends that undulate lazily through the meadows of news and form oxbow lakes of unrelated gossip to enjoy at leisure. I love postcards, short and sharp with the briefest of messages on that give no more than a corner of an insight … Continue reading Post!!! Snail Post for Christmas is Here!!!; September Small Things Day 20

Finding a New Nail Colour for the Autumn and Then Enjoying It All Day Long: September Small Things Day 16

I had a dream this year: I wanted to find a really good nail colour for Autumn. I love red, and pink, blue, green, purple and all the multitudinous other shades available…. but I wanted one that was pure Autumn. One that when I looked at it I would go “Yes! Autumn in a Jar!”. I think I was partly inspired (okay, yes, massively inspired) … Continue reading Finding a New Nail Colour for the Autumn and Then Enjoying It All Day Long: September Small Things Day 16

Gold Is Found In The Edges Of Life: September Small Things Day 15

You can tell that the days are getting shorter again now. The Autumnal Equinox is only a week away, on 22nd September, and after that the days will decrease even more. We’re moving into the dark half of the year. Bring. It. On. I love the autumn and winter, especially the Ber months. It’s prime Hygge season, so why would I not? You can put … Continue reading Gold Is Found In The Edges Of Life: September Small Things Day 15

The Moment You Realise a Movie Is A Time Machine That Simultaneously Connects Several Time Slots: September Small Things Day 14

I think that might *just* be the longest title to a blogpost ever. But it had to be done. Last night (the 14th, yes, I’m writing this blog retrospectively to post it with a backdate and fiddle with time myself) I settled down to what I’d planned to be a very Me evening. After a lovely online chat with Ami of Simply Needlecraft Haberdashery in … Continue reading The Moment You Realise a Movie Is A Time Machine That Simultaneously Connects Several Time Slots: September Small Things Day 14

Watching as my Favourite Tree Shows Her True Colours: September Small Things Day 13.

I have never not lived in a house with a garden. I’m not even a particularly good gardener, and I’m definitely an untidy one, with piles of leaves, rampant garden shrubs and a general ability to let the place go free as long as I have a decent chair (tick: my Adirondack chair is still not blue, but it’s good for after work meditations) and … Continue reading Watching as my Favourite Tree Shows Her True Colours: September Small Things Day 13.

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