I have a very clear memory of being in my first primary school class and being taught to write. I learned the letters well enough and could soon spell the needed words. I even mastered capital letters for the beginning of sentences fairly easily. But for some reason, full stops eluded me. I cold not… Continue reading
This is what I have been sewing recently. I chose the kit some time ago, but it has felt like an act of hope and defiance to sew it over the last few weeks. In fact, I love it so much, I might be making it again (possibly in a variety of colours) to give… Continue reading Hope and defiance, in a little way
So, back in the day when I thought I could plan things, one of the intentions for the sabbatical was to think about evening services, and specifically, to learn a bit about what others are doing in the evenings. Therefore, I, completely unscientifically, contacted various friends with a short set of questions. And because I… Continue reading A Sabbatical is not a holiday….a task yet undone!
When I have time to play, I don’t only make little things. Sometimes I sew. These are some pieces I have finished recently. I’m very good at choosing what to sew, and I love the process of the doing of it….but it appears I tend to forget to finish off, press and mount the pieces.… Continue reading
Today started with a long walk; we were due on a train from Big City to slightly less Big City at 9.30, and walking across Big City is much nicer than trying to take the transport system at that time in the morning. So off we set, with me pulling a case. Pulling the case… Continue reading Trying to keep up
We’re going to see “Bat Out of Hell; the Musical” in a few days (or as my new phone’s predictive texting calls it Bat Out of Help.! How do I switch off predictive texting….?) This is one of my all time favourite albums – I sat up in bed in middle of the night when… Continue reading A new ambition…
I’ve just got my latest essay back, and it would be fair to say that I am disappointed with the mark. (as, it appears from the comments, is the marker….”this is elegantly written, but unfortunately I must give it a low mark”…) I have managed to write a history essay rather than a literary one,… Continue reading On reading the question….