I guess this is not really unexpected, because, come on, I am bound to be given books for Christmas. But one in particular this year has been sheer delight, and it is the Alexander McColl Smith book of photos of Edinburgh. I am loving this for all sorts of reasons; I love seeing pictures of… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 3
I’ve done it! After two years, I have finished the MA studies. The diss is in (with thanks to Encourager who, when I lost my nerve said “Press send”!) and now I just have to wait for the result. Which is scary. But I do think I’ve done enough. And now Beloved Other and I… Continue reading Finished!!
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
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’m typing this curled up on the sofa. Not something I would normally want to comment on, but it is a notable occurrence. Sitting with my legs tucked up under me has been my chosen way of sitting for a long time – but recently I have not been able to; my knees were too… Continue reading Rejoice with me….
He and his little sister were running round the park, in and out of the flower beds and the birds. “Look” he said as he stretched forward his head and bent up his arms “I’m a pigeon”.His younger sister squealed with laughter and copied him. They strutted round the park being pigeons, having a fantastically… Continue reading “Look at me, I’m a……”
I am sniffing, spluttering – and being very silent – today. I have the cold, and have completely lost my voice. There is not even my oft-occurring husky croak; there is simply nothing. It is exhausting and boring, and frustrating. But it has not cut me off; Beloved Other is amazingly good (after many years)… Continue reading Shhhh