I'm an only child. I'm also in possession of an overactive imagination and spent many of my early years hoping for older brothers and not entirely understanding why this wasn't going to be possible. Instead I got an older sister. My earliest memory of her is finding a woman (and she was very definitely a … Continue reading The importance of sisters
There are times when being an adult can be a real drag. Like when you have to get up for work at 6am everyday, or when those bills come through the letterbox, or you're cleaning up an ex-mouse from outside the bedroom door that the cat thought you'd appreciate while the aforementioned animal excitedly tries … Continue reading Adulthood
Last week I made a conscious decision to try and get all my wips (work in progress) finished before casting on something new. "Startitis" is legendary in the knitting world and has a tendency to strike in times such as the new year when you're done with all the gift knitting, might have received yarn … Continue reading Admitting defeat
Almost halfway through the month and I've suddenly realised that I was supposed to have made resolutions, goals, objectives for the year ahead. Oops! Last year I made two rather large goals. The first, to cut myself some slack, the second was to spend some time figuring stuff out. Well, 2015 certainly stepped up to greet my challenge. … Continue reading Work in progress
I don't often talk about work on here, (unless it's to commiserate about having once again found myself out of a job!) but I had a day last week which I found rather amusing, and thought would illustrate a bit of truth about working in the wine industry. I should have know that this day … Continue reading Peaks and troughs
Where do we get the phrase "when life gives you lemons..."? It seems a little unfair to the yellow citrus if you ask me. Sure, they're sharp and sour, but that makes them perfect for all sorts of delicious things, like lemon drizzle cake, spritzing up a dull sauce or salad that needs a lift … Continue reading I’m fed up with all this citrus.
With four days remaining until Mr L finally makes it home the cats have upped their campaign against me. On Monday afternoon they brought a friend to visit. Fortunately not a particularly fresh one, which meant encouraging them to part with their new acquaintance was simplier than it could have been, however I could have … Continue reading It’s getting worse
On Friday afternoon I watched my husband get into a taxi with a rather large suitcase and head off to the airport. Since then I have spent my time trying to placate the cats for the terrible injustice I have inflicted on them. I haven't hoovered as much as I would usually, there has been lots … Continue reading The cats are sulking.
I'm pretty sure I'm late to jump on this bandwagon, but this is a case of both better late than never and also something appearing in your life just when you need it most. Shortly after Christmas Mr L and I were taking a turn around our favourite bookshop in search of inspiration, bargains and board … Continue reading Taking solace from Julia
I'm not very good at small talk. I find situations with groups of random people unnerving. It's not that I'm anti-social as such (well, I am a little bit, but thats not the root of the problem) or that I'm not a chatty person, once you get me on the right topic I fear there's … Continue reading In the footsteps of my grandmother