This came in the post the other day. I have long envied the one owned by Pioneering Friend – and admired her courage in certain of the situations in which she has worn it. So when the chance came to own my own, how could I resist? The wearing of it may be “interesting” –… Continue reading What does a preacher look like?
Yes! It’s really true! I actually did it!! I am unfeasibly smug about this, overwhelmingly pleased with myself and so grateful to all those who made it possible, I feel an Oscar acceptance speech coming on….. 🙂
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….