Back to work after the Christmas break with a bit of a bump. Turns out I'm not as rested as I thought because I slept through my alarm, for more than an hour. Oops. Hopefully today isn't quite a "start as you mean to go on" moment, because if so I need a reboot already. For … Continue reading Obligatory early January post. (01)
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
Every time I mention the inkling to make pie there comes the inevitable and resounding chorus of "I like pie!" This comes from a Flight of the Conchords song (1.14m if you don't want to watch it all) and is sung in exactly that tone at the point of which the steaming dish is presented from the oven. … Continue reading I like Pie.
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
I'm sitting in the garden (for the first time in 2016, yay!) and procrastinating. I've just poured a second cup of coffee so that I can take refuge out here a little longer and enjoy the gentle chirping of the birds and scent of cherry blossom wafting across the grass. I'm hiding out here because on … Continue reading Almost there
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
An ongoing list of small intentions I have for 2016. Taste more, drink less. I have a comfort zone. One I am very happy occupying, whether it's with a glass of Italian red wine, a well crafted Manhattan or a Spanish gin. This year as part of my ongoing education I want to try more things, confound … Continue reading Little things
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
If my grandparents were still alive they've have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this week. Last month my parents marked 42 years together in their usual understated wonderful way. This weekend we're enjoying a well earned break from work and the 1st anniversary of our wedding. This last 12 months has certainly put us through … Continue reading 66, 42 and 1.
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