You might think that as semi-rural dwellers, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding places to take Boris-the-dog for a walk. It’s not that simple. Our village is surrounded by farmland, much of which is populated by sheep, and as we all know, sheep and dogs are not a good combination. Boris […]


Knitting has been very slow recently. Other projects have leapt to the fore and the current Zauberball vanilla sock is languishing beside me on the sofa. I couldn’t resist posting a photo of this Swedish stamp though. My computer has stopped accepting photo transfer using the normal USB port, so I have to take a […]


It’s supposed to be a really important meal, but many breakfast cereals are higher than is good for us in salt and sugar – unless you are a gloop¬†porridge eater of course, and even then you would have to be one who doesn’t add their own sugar or treacle or salt or (whispers) nutella. My […]


It’s the month for setting yourself ridiculous challenges. The most famous of all of these is probably National Novel Writing Month, which started in the San Francisco Bay area. The first one took place in July 1999 with 21 participants, but it has since moved to November each year and become (as they say) an […]


Last week I went to Glasgow. The excuse was that my Mum wanted to buy new supersoft and incredibly posh pastels for her latest art project and the only stockist of these delights is on the other side of the country. I have to say that as a knitter, I completely understand the stash potential […]


How many of us think that we achieve little?¬†That our crafts and skills are of little value, just a distraction from the daily grind? I know I feel this. When I moved the blog to wordpress yesterday, I realised that some of the photos on older posts didn’t transfer properly, the .xml export file is […]